Angelo Gordon Appoints Allison Binns as Head of ESG
December 7, 2021
Angelo Gordon, a $48 billion alternative investment firm focused on credit and real estate investing, today announced that Allison Binns, former Executive Director for Global Sustainability Research at Morgan Stanley, has joined the firm as Head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Investing Strategies. In this new role, Ms. Binns will lead and drive a best-in-class, strategic approach to ESG integration and opportunity across Angelo Gordon’s global platform. Ms. Binns will report to Josh Baumgarten and Adam Schwartz, Angelo Gordon’s co-Chief Executive Officers.
Mr. Schwartz said: “ESG is a critical component of the investment process, and we are excited to welcome Allison on board to accelerate our current efforts in this area. We are confident that Allison’s experience, market knowledge and industry relationships make her the ideal partner for our investment teams as we expand ESG integration across our investing strategies.”
Mr. Baumgarten added: “Allison is a deeply experienced leader in ESG in the investment industry and we are thrilled to have her spearheading our strategic approach, not only ensuring our ESG integration efforts meet global best practice standards but identifying ways in which ESG can factor into new opportunities that will deliver even more value for our clients.”
In addition to the appointment of Ms. Binns, Angelo Gordon has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), demonstrating the firm’s ongoing commitment to implementing ESG across its platform. The firm has been a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Alliance since 2019.
Ms. Binns concluded: “I am excited to join a firm with Angelo Gordon’s strong commitment to ESG and responsible investing and to lead the firm’s growth in ESG practices through high impact initiatives and engagement across teams, strategies and geographies.”
Ms. Binns brings over a decade of ESG experience to Angelo Gordon. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she spent over seven years at Chevron, where she served in a number of senior corporate advisory roles focused on ESG and geopolitical issues.
Ms. Binns is an active supporter of NYC nonprofits. She currently serves as president of the Poetry Society of America, is a trustee of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship and is a director at the FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. Ms. Binns received an A.B. in Sociology from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.
ABOUT ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (“Angelo Gordon”) is a privately held alternative investment manager founded in November 1988. The firm currently manages approximately $48 billion with a primary focus on credit and real estate strategies. Angelo Gordon has over 550 employees, including more than 200 investment professionals, and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.angelogordon.com.
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