Katherine Collins to Participate in Water Tower Research Fireside Chat on June 16 at 2 pm EDT

June 11, 2021— Water Tower Research LLC will be hosting Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing at Putnam Investments in their ongoing Virtual Conference and Fireside Chat Series. Budd Bugatch, the Senior Analyst for Consumer Hardlines at Water Tower Research, will be interviewing Ms. Collins on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 2 pm EDT. The live event will be archived and available for replay. The Fireside Chat is open for all investors to access and registration can be found with this link.

Commenting on the interview, Budd Bugatch stated, “I am very excited to have the privilege to interview Katherine, who I have had the honor knowing for many years. She is extremely thoughtful, and I am confident that her views will be of great interest to all who view and listen to the interview. ESG and sustainable investing are experiencing unprecedented growth. “In fact, according to the February 2020 Morningstar Sustainable Funds U.S. Landscape Report, sustainable funds inflows more than doubled in 2020 to $51.1 billion, with $20.5 billion coming in the fourth quarter. This was its fifth consecutive annual calendar year record and versus ~$5 billion of inflows for 2016-2018. Katherine’s dedication to ESG/sustainable investing and, her experience and insights will be educational to all.”

Katherine Collins joined Putnam Investments in 2017 as its Head of Sustainable Investing. At Putnam, Ms. Collins and her team provide analysis on current and emerging trends in sustainable investing. They manage the Putnam Sustainable Future Fund (PMVYX, 4 star, 3-year Morningstar rating) and the Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund (PNOYX, 4 stars, 5-year Morningstar rating).

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