Advisory Member, Investment Committee; Managing Partner, Sustainable Growth Equity, JPMorgan Asset Management
New York, NY
Areas of Expertise
Impact investing, private equity, climate tech venture capital
Tanya Barnes serves as Managing Partner of the Sustainable Growth Equity Group at JPMorgan Asset Management. The Sustainable Growth Equity Group invests in private growth companies that produce measurable, science-based, commercially driven positive climate outcomes. Tanya is responsible for co-leading the strategic initiatives and development of the strategy.
Prior to JPMorgan, she served as managing director and head of Blackstone Impact at The Blackstone Group. Blackstone Impact is a dedicated investment platform that seeks to partner with mission-driven companies and management teams whose products or services address major social and environmental challenges.
Previously, Tanya was a managing director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where she focused on private equity investments for the Principal Investment Area (PIA) and helped to build and run the division's co-investment business. During her career, she was responsible for all stages of investing: sourcing, diligence, structuring, execution and asset management, as well as having sector coverage responsibilities for financial services and consumer retail investments. She spent the early part of her career at Goldman in the Special Situations Group (SSG), where she invested the firm's proprietary capital in debt and equity transactions for distressed assets and businesses. Prior to joining Strategic Partners, she ran her own firm, where she was an active advisor, investor and board member for investment firms and operating businesses. Tanya also served as managing director at Golden Seeds, a company that promotes investments in women entrepreneurs.
Tanya serves as a board member at Govenda and Coop Careers and is an advisory member on The Nature Conservancy’s Investment Committee. She received an AB from Harvard College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.