Aerospace, defense and government services-focused private equity firm AE Industrial announced today the appointment of Jennifer Essigs as Head of ESG.

In her new role, Essigs will be responsible for leading the firm’s ESG initiatives as well as supporting the firm’s portfolio companies in their continued commitments to ESG principles.

Mike Greene, Managing Partner of AEI, said:

 “The industries in which we invest have a meaningful impact on environmental and resource efficiency issues, and AEI is committed to leveraging our influence to drive significant ESG improvements within our portfolio and across the industry. We believe companies that actively manage material ESG risks are better positioned to navigate uncertainties, and building out our team and increasing our investments in ESG aligns with our goal of maximizing investor value.”

Essigs joined AEI in 2021 and has been serving as Director of ESG and Human Capital, leading AE Industrial’s participation in the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) and the Initiative Climate International (iCI) as well as an ILPA Diversity in Action signatory.

Essigs said:

“I’m honored to lead the Firm’s effort in establishing a world-class ESG program, which is central to creating more value across our portfolio. AEI is proud of the work we’ve accomplished to date, and we are strengthening our ESG capabilities with a deeper focus on helping our portfolio companies build robust, strategic ESG programs, policies, and practices.”

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