Vice President, GTI Energy
Erin M. Blanton is a Vice President at GTI Energy, where she leads the Zero Emissions Systems Team focused on reducing methane and other air emissions across the energy industry and building out a new program focused on the role of natural gas infrastructure in a net-zero future. She was formerly a senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she led the Natural Gas Research Initiative and spearheaded the center’s ESG research. Before joining the center, Blanton spent 16 years at Medley Global Advisors, an independent macro policy research firm, where she was a managing director and led natural gas and renewable coverage. Her clients consisted of the world’s leading hedge funds, asset managers, and investment banks. She is currently an advisory board member for Kimmeridge Energy Management’s Carbon Solutions Fund. Blanton holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor of arts in economics from Cornell University.
As climate change continues to unfold around the globe, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns are increasingly driving investment decisions. This is especially true for investors in the oil and gas sector, which accounts for an outsized share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
As governments and companies consider options to decarbonize their energy systems, addressing greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) will inevitably become a greater concern.