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
Sustainable Future Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 363 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 217 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 321 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 363 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
Sustainable Leaders Fund
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1235 funds in the Large Growth category.

Blog posts

ESG investing: Identifying leaders in data management


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

ESG Outlook for 2019


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

How company diversity can help performance


The potential to improve work performance is perhaps the most intriguing and least understood argument for diversity — and worth examining in more depth.