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 368 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
10-year Morningstar RatingTM among 227 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
5-year Morningstar RatingTM among 329 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 368 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category.
Sustainable Leaders Fund
3-year Morningstar RatingTM among 1236 funds in the Large Growth category.

Blog posts

Engaging with allies to advance sustainable investing


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

Talking sustainability with CEOs


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

Sustainability analysis enhances research


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