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Sustainable investing

Seeking real world impact through active investing

  • Putnam adds context and analysis to ESG data.

  • Our sustainable investing team is part of the core Equity Research group.

  • Integrated research produces deeper insights to advance the effectiveness of ESG, sustainability, and impact analysis.

Pursuing the potential of two types of sustainable strategies

Highlights of Putnam's distinctive approach to sustainable investment research

Sustainable Future strategy looks for solutions-oriented companies that offer innovative ways to address our greatest sustainability challenges.

Sustainable Leaders strategy seeks companies that are established leaders in financially material sustainability issues such as clean and efficient materials use, reductions in carbon or water intensity, and improvements in workplace equality and diversity.

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Mental health is a business issue: How companies are supporting their employees

Mental health is a business issue: How companies are supporting their employees

Companies are beginning to focus more on mental health at work, and some are offering a wider range of supportive and preventive care.

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New medicines and digital tools target mental health

New medicines and digital tools target mental health

In recent years, there have been several developments for treating mental health. These innovations — which come after decades of slower-paced advances — include novel drugs and digital offerings.

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Company diversity and social justice

Company diversity and social justice

Company diversity is a step toward equity and equity is a step toward inclusion, which is important to company success.

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Sustainable investing capabilities

Putnam's Sustainable Investing team manages two strategies that integrate fundamental equity research with analysis of relevant sustainability issues.

The team also generates independent, in-depth research on specific ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues. Our analysts have deep fundamental understanding to utilize ESG data within the relevant context of each company and industry, and they share insights across Putnam's global research platform.

Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS
Head of Sustainable Investing | Industry since 1990
Responsible for sustainable investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership.

Shep Perkins, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Equities | Industry since 1993
Responsible for providing strategic direction to portfolio managers and equity analysts.

Stephanie Dobson
Portfolio Manager | Industry since 2011
Conducts fundamental analysis and valuation of companies, evaluating their ESG performance.

Alexander Rickson, CFA
Quantitative Analyst | Industry since 2000
Interprets ESG quantitative data and its application to risk management and portfolio construction.