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 1253 funds in the Large Growth category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1120 funds in the Large Growth category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1253 funds in the Large Growth category.

Blog posts

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.

Sustainable investing: Assessing the choices


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


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