Full Name
Poppy Allonby
Job Title
Head of ESG Enablement
T. Rowe Price
Speaker Bio
Poppy Allonby is the head of ESG Enablement, responsible for helping to develop and execute the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and for driving cross-functional consistency and coordination. Ms Allonby oversees the firm's corporate ESG positioning, global ESG product range, regulatory engagement and go-to-market approach. She is a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group.

Ms Allonby's investment experience began in 2000, and she has been with T. Rowe Price since 2022, beginning in ESG Enablement. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Ms Allonby was a Senior Executive at BlackRock, where she spent over 20 years. Most recently, she was head of Global Product, EMEA and APAC, where she was instrumental in developing and delivering the sustainable product strategy for its active investment business. She also was responsible for product strategy, product development and structuring, and ongoing investment oversight for more than 1,000 funds with $970 billion in assets under management across all asset classes. Previously, Ms Allonby was a portfolio manager at BlackRock for multibillion-dollar global energy funds that invest across the traditional energy sector, as well as for dedicated sustainable energy funds investing in renewables, energy efficiency, automotives, and companies mitigating climate change.

Ms Allonby serves on the external advisory board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative, MIT's hub for energy research, education and outreach. From 2016 to 2017, she served as a Commissioner for the Energy Transitions Commission, a global multidisciplinary thought leadership group working to accelerate low-carbon energy systems. In 2016, the World Economic Forum recognized Ms Allonby as a "Young Global Leader."
Poppy Allonby