Deborah Winshel was named managing director and global head of impact investing at BlackRock, spokesman Ed Sweeney said.
The position is new. Ms. Winshel will oversee BlackRock Impact, a new initiative to help investors with their global social or environmental objectives. Ms. Winshel also will be responsible for overseeing BlackRock’s global corporate philanthropy program.
She will report to Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, and Richard Kushel, senior managing director and chief product officer.
Ms. Winshel was president and chief operating officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropic organization. Robin Hood Foundation spokeswoman Patricia Smith said that the board is conducting a search for Ms. Winshel’s replacement.