Vice President, ESG Strategist, BlackRock
Verity Chegar is responsible for global research of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends and their implications for investment. Her work informs BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship corporate engagement program. She also works with portfolio managers to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making within BlackRock's active investment strategies. Prior to joining BlackRock, Chegar worked at Allianz Global Investors as an ESG analyst. Her role included company and policy level engagement, and she also served as chair of the U.S. proxy voting committee. In 2006 she joined the U.S. Large Cap Portfolio Management team at RCM, which later became Allianz Global Investors. Chegar is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).