P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Allison Binns, 2003

Founder, Peregrine Strategy

Allison Binns is the child of immigrants from Jamaica

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Sociology at Harvard University

Allison Binns is an organizational behavior and sustainable finance expert, and founder of the investment consultancy Peregrine Strategy LLC. She co-chairs the Sustainability Advisory Board for Persefoni AI, a carbon accounting platform, and also serves as an advisor to Notava, an ESG data platform, and Danu Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital investor. Previously, Allison served as global head of ESG & sustainable investing strategy for Angelo Gordon, a private credit and real estate-focused alternative asset manager. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon, Allison was head of ESG research for fixed income at Morgan Stanley, and led sell-side corporate governance research for both equities and fixed income. Previously, Allison worked for Chevron where she held a number of senior advisory roles in ESG and geopolitical risk. Prior to Chevron, Allison worked for the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the Boston Red Sox, where she focused on salary arbitration and international baseball concerns. She serves on the boards of the Morgan Library & Museum, the Poetry Society of America, the FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, and the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Allison received her AB in sociology and Latin American studies from Princeton University and holds an AM and PhD from Harvard University.

  • PhD Sociology | Harvard University 2008
  • MA Sociology | Harvard University 2007
  • BA Sociology | Princeton University 2003
Work History
  • Peregrine Strategy, Founder | January 2024 - PRESENT
  • Angelo Gordon, Head of ESG & Sustainable Investing Strategy | December 2021 - November 2023
  • Morgan Stanley, Executive Director For Global Sustainability Research | April 2019
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung, Fellow | June 2018
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