Head of Impact Investing and Co-Portfolio Manager for JANA Impact Capital. Previously, he was Partner with Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management, a privately held $30B AUM firm, where he served as Head of U.S. Equities and Co-Chair of the Investment Strategy Committee. Mr. Hanson has more than 20 years experience in US and global equities, and US credit and mortgage securities.
Previously, Hanson spent 10 years at BlackRock as a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and head of fundamental research for $23B AUM. Hanson managed the top-decile BlackRock Socially Responsible Equity portfolio, where he delivered top-decile performance for 5+ years, based on a bottom-up, high-quality, long-term investment approach. Mr. Hanson served as a voting member of the North American Proxy Committee, responsible for stewardship on $900B AUM.
Mr. Hanson is a lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas and serves as a judge for the Moskowitz Prize. He is involved in a number of initiatives in the area of governance, corporate reporting, and sustainable investing. He was a founding member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and served as founding Vice-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) E&S committee.
He received an MBA in Analytical Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago. He graduated with a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in Economics and French from Middlebury College, and attended Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.