Please join us for our society luncheon at the City Club on Thursday May 14th from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Katherine Collins.
Katherine Collins, CFA, MTS - Head of Sustainable Investing - Putnam Investments
Ms. Collins is Head of Sustainable Investing and the portfolio manager of Putnam's sustainable investing
strategies. 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. She is the portfolio manager
of two ESG-focused separately managed accounts, specifically managed for institutional clients.
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.
Prior to founding Honeybee Capital, Ms. Collins served in equity management roles, including as Head of Equity
Research, Portfolio Manager, and Equity Research Analyst, at Fidelity Investments from 1990 to 2008. She
managed Fidelity America Funds from the firm's London office and was a Portfolio Manager of all Fidelity Mid-
Cap funds while based in Boston. As an Equity Research Analyst, she managed several industry-specific Select
funds and researched over a dozen industries. She also spent two years at the Fidelity Foundations, acting as
Program Officer for large philanthropic organizations.
Ms. Collins serves on numerous boards, including Last Mile Health, Santa Fe Institute, Omega Institute, and
Harvard Divinity School Dean's Council. She earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity
School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.