Bozena is a Managing Director and the Global Head of ESG at Slate Asset Management, overseeing the definition and implementation of the firm’s global ESG strategy.
Bozena has nearly two decades of experience at the interface of finance and corporate responsibility. She started her career as a Business and Environmental Consultant at Laing Technology Group before joining Allianz Global Investors (AGI) as Team Head of Sustainability Research in 2000. While at AGI, Bozena led the push for sustainability within the finance industry well before it was mainstream. She designed, managed and marketed the Allianz Global Investors clean technology fund – Global Ecotrends – which grew from $10 million in seed funding to $1 billion in AUM and became a global franchise for the firm.
In 2010, Bozena was appointed Global Co-Head of ESG for AGI, taking over responsibility for ESG integration across the firm’s global investments and reporting directly into the firm’s CEO. She pioneered a number of innovative ESG strategies and processes, establishing a global ESG team and growing AGI’s total sustainable investment assets under management from €70 million to over €30 billion during her tenure with the firm.
After leaving AGI, Bozena applied her entrepreneurial drive to self-fund and launch a successful women’s sustainable fashion label. She’s overseen the brand’s business strategy and creative direction, including sustainable materials research and sourcing, supply chain management, successful partnerships with non-governmental organizations focused on environmental sustainability and more.
Bozena earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the university of Sussex. She completed her Master of Science in Environment Technology with Distinction at Imperial College.