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
Sustainable Leaders Fund
Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 1243 funds in the Large Growth category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 822 funds in the Large Growth category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1110 funds in the Large Growth category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1243 funds in the Large Growth category.

Blog posts

Linking impact and performance

11/5/2019

Often, the same elements that create environmental and social benefits are driving positive financial performance.


Engaging with allies to advance sustainable investing

10/3/2019

We collaborate with institutions to examine and understand the financial impacts of sustainability.


Talking sustainability with CEOs

8/27/2019

We have ongoing dialogue with the management teams of companies in which we invest, across a wide range of sustainability-related topics.