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The Importance and Impact of Sustainable Investing with Katherine Collins

The Importance and Impact of Sustainable Investing with Katherine Collins

Update: 2021-08-09
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In this episode, Chris speaks with Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS.  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.  

Katherine is Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam. She is responsible for leading Putnam's investment research, strategy implementation, and thought leadership on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.  Katherine 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. 

During the conversation, they touch on many topics, including: 

  • The definition of sustainable investing
  • How to incorporate sustainable investing in portfolio management
  • A look back at ESG investing and how it has developed
  • The opportunity for alpha generation
  • New themes emerging in the ESG landscape 
  • The future of ESG investing

You should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before you invest. This and other important information is contained in the fund’s prospectus available on Putnam.com or by calling 1-833-228-5577. Please read carefully before you invest.

Putnam ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC. Foreside is not affiliated with Putnam Investments.

Putnam Retail Management AD2557752 11/22

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The Importance and Impact of Sustainable Investing with Katherine Collins

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