Kate AhernManaging Director of ESG and Sustainability at Cartica Management, LLC
Kate is Managing Director and Head of ESG and Sustainability for Cartica Management, a majority women-owned active owner of public equities in emerging markets. At Cartica, Kate leads an active engagement approach to promote ESG and operational improvements that create shareholder and stakeholder value. Prior to joining Cartica, Kate was the Director of ESG and Communications at Bain Capital where she oversaw ESG management, citizenship, communications and philanthropy. While at Bain Capital, Kate was responsible for implementing ESG across all asset classes within the investment portfolio (including public and private equity, fixed income, real estate and impact investing) during both the due diligence phase and ownership period. Kate also helped launch the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund, which focused on investing in for-profit companies with a social mission, including both monitoring and measuring impact.