Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments

Katherine is responsible for leading Putnam’s investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. She is also a portfolio manager of Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund and the chair of Putnam’s ESG Leadership Committee, which leads ESG strategy across the firm. Katherine joined Putnam in 2017 and has been in the investment industry since 1990. A recognized thought leader, she 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. Katherine also serves on numerous boards, including Santa Fe Institute, Omega Institute, and Harvard Divinity School Dean’s Council.