Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS

Head of Sustainable Investing

Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS


Ms. Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing, responsible for leading Putnam's investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership on environmental social, and governance (ESG) issues. In addition, she is a portfolio manager of Putnam's Sustainable Future and Sustainable Leaders strategies. Ms. Collins manages the Sustainable Equity team, which collaborates with portfolio managers and analysts on ESG integration by assessing the fundamental relevance of ESG issues at a security level and the potential for alpha generation and risk mitigation at a portfolio level. Ms. Collins joined Putnam in 2017 and has been in the investment industry since 1990. A recognized thought leader, Ms. Collins was named to Forbes 2021 list of leaders “50 Over 50” who are shaping the future of finance. She provides analysis of current and emerging trends in sustainable investing, publishes Putnam’s annual Sustainability and Impact Report, and is the author of The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies Through Biomimicry. Ms. Collins also serves on numerous boards, including Santa Fe Institute, Omega Institute, and Harvard Divinity School Dean's Council.

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Years in the industry: 33
Years at Putnam Investments: 6

  • Honeybee Capital, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 2009–2017
  • Fidelity Investments, Head of Equity Research, 2002–2005
  • Fidelity Investments, Program Officer, Fidelity Foundations, 1999–2001
  • Fidelity Investments, Portfolio Manager, 1992-1999, 2005-2008
  • Fidelity Investments, Equity Research Analyst, 1990–1997


  • Harvard Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies
  • Wellesley College, B.A.