It is a new position. Mr. Fancy will be responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance data, insights and technology across BlackRock's investment platform; helping standardize and improve client reporting on ESG risks and opportunities; and developing tools to assist investment teams in analyzing sustainable investing issues. He will report to Brian Deese, global head of the sustainable investing group.
The 11-person sustainable investing team currently oversees $195 billion in assets.
Mr. Fancy comes from The Rumie Initiative, a non-profit organization he founded that provides access to free digital education for underserved global communities.
BlackRock had $5.977 trillion in assets under management as of Sept. 30.