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

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Sustainable Future Fund
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 315 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
Sustainable Leaders Fund

Blog posts

Sustainable investing: Assessing the choices

5/22/2018

Sustainable investing is growing in popularity, and investors should be thoughtful about choosing from a range of strategies and portfolios.


Looking for impact in CEO compensation

11/6/2017

It’s important for investors to be able to understand how a company’s performance relates to CEO compensation.


Using and enhancing ESG investment data

9/19/2017

ESG data is having investment impact but is still evolving, and stands to benefit from feedback offered by fundamental analysts.