Katherine Collins,CFA, MTS

Head of Sustainable Investing

Ms. Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing. She is responsible for leading Putnam's investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. Ms. Collins collaborates with portfolio managers and analysts on ESG integration, assessing the fundamental relevance of ESG issues at a security level, and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at a portfolio level. In addition, she is a portfolio manager of Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund. A recognized thought leader, Ms. Collins provides analysis on current and emerging trends in sustainable investing. She is the author of The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies through Biomimicry. In 2009, Ms. Collins founded Honeybee Capital, an independent investment research firm focused on ESG principles. She joined Putnam in 2017 and has been in the investment industry since 1990. Ms. Collins serves on numerous boards, including Last Mile Health, Santa Fe Institute, Omega Institute, and Harvard Divinity School Dean's Council.

Funds managed

Fact sheet Annual Semi annual Compare
Sustainable Future Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 364 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 223 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 322 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 364 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
Sustainable Leaders Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1237 funds in the Large Growth category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 819 funds in the Large Growth category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1108 funds in the Large Growth category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1237 funds in the Large Growth category.

Blog posts

Sustainability analysis enhances research

8/7/2019

An intense focus on sustainability has the potential to deliver strong returns to investors while also benefiting communities and the environment.


ESG investing: Identifying leaders in data management

3/4/2019

Data security and privacy practices can significantly affect business models, and leading companies may offer strategic and financial advantages.


ESG Outlook for 2019

1/16/2019

We see increasing evidence that systems thinking is becoming more prevalent and influential throughout corporations and the investment community.