Katherine Sherwin, Director, is the Global Head of Real Assets Sustainable Investing and a senior member of the BlackRock Alternatives Investors (BAI) Sustainable Investing Team. The BAI Sustainable Investing Team is responsible for instilling BlackRock's firm-wide sustainable investing strategy across the Real Estate, Infrastructure, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Credit businesses.
Katherine is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that advance ESG integration and sustainable investing performance across the BlackRock Real Assets global platform, which manages over $70 billion in equity and debt investments and investor commitments. She works with BlackRock's Real Estate and Infrastructure investment teams to integrate sustainability considerations within their investment processes, asset management activities and wider product development strategies.
Katherine also coordinates sustainability reporting and client communications for BlackRock Real Assets and manages the submissions into industry ESG benchmarking programmes, including the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). She is Chair of the GRESB Infrastructure Standards Committee and Chair of the British Property Federation (BPF) Sustainability Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2015, Katherine worked as an environmental and sustainability consultant for nine years, providing professional advisory, auditing and reporting services to a range of clients. Katherine earned her BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).