Deborah is an influential business leader whose strategic vision has shaped and expanded operations at diverse corporations and non-profit organizations. With extensive experience advising organizations on balancing social and financial considerations and outcomes, she brings to Indigo a deep understanding of the broad sustainable investment and corporate governance environment to further the company’s efforts to enable positive environmental impact on a global scale.
Deborah is the former Global Head of Social Impact at BlackRock, where she was responsible for launching the firm’s sustainable investing and ESG platform and establishing BlackRock as a leader in the field. She also oversaw the firm’s cornerstone philanthropic investment in climate technologies driving to net zero as part of her efforts to unify and lead the firm’s approach to social impact investing.
Following a successful investment banking career at JP Morgan, Deborah transitioned to the non-profit world to apply her financial and strategic perspective to help purpose-driven organizations find innovative and effective ways to scale and grow business operations, beginning with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, as Executive VP and CFO, she assumed responsibility for operational and all finance functions. Later, as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, she led the organization’s most important strategic imperatives, driving sustainable growth and cementing the Foundation as a leader in the field of venture philanthropy and a pioneer in impact investing.
Today, in addition to her work as a member of the Faculty of the Harvard Business School, she serves on the Board of Directors of The Shed, was a founding board member of Immigrant Justice Corps, and was a founding member of the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure.
“Climate issues have had such a dramatic effect on the global economy, companies are seeing how vital it is to focus on ESG. As a company with sustainability at the core of its business offerings, Indigo is in a position to make a global impact now, and I am excited to be part of that journey.”