ESG Research Analyst
Ms. Block is a senior vice president and ESG research analyst in the Newport Beach office. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2021, she served as senior vice president and senior ESG engagement and research analyst at Rockefeller Capital Management in New York City, where she deepened the ESG integration process and led shareholder engagement efforts. She previously served as the director of programs for Africa and Asia at the Blacksmith Institute, and she has worked with national governments, the private sector, community stakeholders, and multilateral institutions to reduce the environmental and human health impacts of industry and mining in over a dozen countries. She has 16 years of experience working on environmental and human rights issues. She has eight years of investment experience and holds an MPA in environmental science and policy from Columbia University. She received an undergraduate degree from New York University.
Engagement is an essential tool for sustainable investing, as it can enhance investment insight and help influence positive change.
Methane emissions from oil and gas production have an outsized contribution to global warming that can be reduced in cost-effective ways, helping mitigate a significant transition risk.