Dan Hanson, ’98

Head of Impact Investing
JANA Partners

Dan Hansen

Dan Hanson, ’98, CFA, is head of impact investing for JANA Partners. Previously, he was partner with Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management, a privately held $30 billion AUM firm, where he served as head of US equities and co-chair of the Investment Strategy Committee. Hanson has more than 20 years of experience in US and global equities, and credit and mortgage securities.

Previously, Hanson spent 10 years at BlackRock as managing director, portfolio manager, and head of fundamental research for $23 billion AUM. Hanson managed the top decile socially responsible equity portfolio, one of the first large sustainable investment funds at BlackRock. Hanson served as a voting member of the North American Proxy Committee, responsible for stewardship on $900 billion AUM.

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 serves as vice chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) E&S Committee.

He earned a BA degree in economics and French from Middlebury College, an MBA degree in analytical finance and accounting from the University of Chicago, and attended Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.