Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock Systematic Division
Debra McCoy, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, is Head of Sustainable Investing within the Systematic division of BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group. Ms. McCoy joined the firm in 2015. She started her career with Bain in San Francisco and Johannesburg; later, at Citigroup in New York and New Delhi. Ms. McCoy’s long-standing interest in how the private sector interacts with societal issues inspired her to spend three years of her career away from traditional commercial roles. During that time, she went to academia, where she worked for Stanford University’s endowment manager and conceived and co-taught a course at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business about private equity investing in emerging markets. She also served as a Presidentially appointed, non-partisan White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. McCoy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, she serves on the Global Advisory Council of TechnoServe and Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. McCoy received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Howard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and MBA from Harvard Business School.