Lauren De Paola
Lauren is a Senior Advisor providing independent consulting to ASC Advisors. She advises clients on a selective basis on all aspects of Responsible Investment and ESG-related considerations, including establishing and communicating ESG-focused policies and process, development of internal and external ESG marketing materials, portfolio monitoring and reporting, reputation management, and trend benchmarking.
Lauren’s experience in ESG stems from a 15-year career in private equity, most recently as Director of Communications for First Reserve, a leading global private equity investment firm exclusively focused on energy. In her time at First Reserve, Lauren has pioneered the firm’s Responsible Investment approach, coordinating all aspects of its ESG initiatives and efforts to understand best practices. Her work has included developing the firm’s first-ever annual Responsible Investment Report and guiding the firm on considerations of reportable ESG-related data. She also oversaw media, employee, investor, and portfolio company communications as well as communications supporting the firm’s Investment Committees.
Lauren possesses a deep understanding of the various frameworks and industry guidance as it relates to ESG monitoring and reporting. She maintains robust global financial sector relationships as it relates to Responsible Investment and is certified in TCFD-aligned climate-related reporting and disclosures.
Prior to joining First Reserve, Lauren was a Product Manager for MBI, Inc. after spending time in the advertising world with Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Arnold Worldwide.
Lauren received a BA in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.