In 2017, Deese was named head of sustainable investment at $7.4 trillion asset giant BlackRock Inc, which is shedding some coal investments, but still invests heavily in fossil fuel companies.
In addition, Marcella Nunez-Smith will also play a key role in the incoming administration's pandemic response, focused on disparities.
DIPLOMACY: There is one seemingly timeless issue that will dominate this campaign as it has the last three: Benjamin Netanyahu.
Those who want to see Netanyahu continue will need to focus on bringing out the vote, while the same holds true for those who do not want to see Netanyahu continue as prime minister.
The move is the latest step toward pulling off the first ever sale of oil drilling leases in a pristine area of the Arctic before Biden becomes president.
While embracing a singular Trump achievement may not play well with Mr. Biden’s Democratic base, it is nonetheless good for the country.
Israel may not be happy, but president-elect's views are better than Obama administration.
"I'm not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs. I'm not going to prejudice my options," President-elect Biden told NYT.
Republican Senator John Cornyn said he "will not support any nominee who doesn't provide full transparency into their work on behalf of a foreign government."
The detainees could be used as a bargaining chip if the government comes under pressure from the new US administration, a human-rights official said.