Brian Deese, Managing Director, is Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. The Sustainable Investing team is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social and governance issues, integrating them throughout Blackrock’s investment processes, and creating solutions for our clients to achieve sustainable investment return.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2017, Mr. Deese worked in the White House where he was Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for climate and energy policy, helping to negotiate the Paris Climate Agreement and other national and international initiatives. Brian also served as Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy director of the National Economic Council. Early on in the Obama Administration, Brian was one of the key architects in the resurgence of the auto industry after the financial crisis.
Mr. Deese earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. from Middlebury College. He lives in Brookline Massachusetts.