ACTIVE VOICE from Putnam Investments

Active Voice is Putnam's platform for new ideas and insights focused on public policy, capital markets, asset and wealth management, workplace retirement savings, and emerging technology and diversity issues.

Clients, partners, and stakeholders can join in the exchange to continue charting a course for an advancing industry.

A generational shift in asset management

A generational shift in asset management

In this edition of Active Voice, we offer a vision of widespread change in the financial industry as younger generations fill its workforce and move into leadership roles.

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Build purpose into your career

Build purpose into your career

This month, Active Voice salutes recent graduates of higher education now entering the workforce. This edition features commencement remarks delivered by our Putnam President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert L. Reynolds, to the graduating class of Bentley University’s Graduate School of Business on May 21, 2022.

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Transformative technology in the pandemic and beyond

Transformative technology in the pandemic and beyond

In this edition of Active Voice, Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy, shares highlights of a conversation about the transformative power of technology, with Sumedh Mehta, Chief Information Officer at Putnam Investments. Mr. Mehta was recently named the 2022 Enterprise ORBIE® winner by Boston CIO, honoring achievements in creating business value and leadership effectiveness.

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What matters most

What matters most

We launched our Active Voice thought leadership platform in early 2021 with an interview with CEO Bob Reynolds. When asked if he viewed ESG and sustainability as an investment solution, an investment category, or a fully integrated philosophy for managing the company, he replied, “All of the above.”

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Learning from our institutional partners

Learning from our institutional partners

In this edition of Active Voice, Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy, shares key learnings from a recent Women of Putnam event with our institutional partners. The conversation was full of fascinating insights spanning career development, product innovation, and industry evolution, with lessons and relevance for all.

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An unwavering commitment to service

An unwavering commitment to service

In this edition of Active Voice, Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy, shares the highlights of a conversation with Scott Taber, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Hospitality for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

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Retirement savings system alive with innovation

Retirement savings system alive with innovation

In this edition of Active Voice, Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy, hosts a conversation with Steve McKay, Head of DCIO at Putnam Investments, on current efforts to strengthen the workplace retirement savings system in the United States.

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Leading smart change

Leading smart change

In this edition of Active Voice, Cathy Saunders, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Public Policy, hosts a conversation with Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO of Putnam Investments, on the state of the investment industry; the role of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies; innovation at Putnam; and lessons learned over the past year.

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Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

In our third and final installment of the C3 Project (Covid, Community, and Climate), Active Voice engages Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS, Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam.

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Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

At an April 7, 2021 all-employee meeting, Putnam Investments President and CEO Bob Reynolds described the rising community sensibility in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

Covid, Community, and Climate (C3)

A year later, we look back at how the pandemic summoned resilience, and what this means for future challenges for our company, our community, and our climate.

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As a leader with over 30 years of experience in the investment industry, Cathy advocates for all Putnam stakeholders, driving innovation around environmental, social, and governance issues as well as public policy impacting Putnam's purpose and mission. She shares her expertise on a variety of topics, such as women and wealth, the client experience, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. Cathy leads Putnam's Corporate Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Diversity Advisory Council, the Putnam Pride Alliance, and Women of Putnam. We welcome your feedback. Cathy can be reached at cathy_saunders@putnam.com.