Bruce M. Kahn is a portfolio manager at Sustainable Insight Capital Management. Mr. Kahn has over 25 years of experience in environmental and investment research and management.
Previously, Mr. Kahn was a director in Deutsche Bank’s asset management division where he acted as an investment strategist conducting high-level analytical research on sustainable investing, including clean tech, water, and agricultural-based investment strategies as well as ESG/SRI strategies. Prior to that, Mr. Kahn managed assets at Smith Barney’s private wealth management group in sustainable investments including agribusiness and clean tech for foundation/endowment, HNWI, and institutional clients.
Bruce currently serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Mr. Kahn served as a trustee and member of the finance committee of the Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation, a U.S. endowment and funder of sustainable agriculture organizations in the U.S. He also serves as a member of the board of visitors for the Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is on the technical review panel of National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and serves on the advisory panel of Mercer Investment Consulting and Management’s Sustainable Opportunities Fund.
Mr. Kahn earned a PhD in land resources from University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MS in fisheries and allied aquacultures from Auburn University, and a BA in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Connecticut. He is the recipient of both a J. William Fulbright Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Fellowship in ecological economics and served as an Agriculture Extension Agent in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon, (1989-1993). Bruce currently is a Lecturer of Finance, Statistics and Agriculture courses at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in the Sustainability Management Program.
Sustainable Insight Capital Management (“SICM”) was founded to enable investors to benefit from the transition to a resource-constrained economy. SICM believes today’s most forward-thinking companies are responding to the challenges and opportunities created by population growth, natural resource scarcity, climate change, urbanization, and globalization. Their research suggests that markets are inefficient and not accurately pricing securities to reflect these macro trends. Leaders who manage sustainability risks have historically demonstrated superior performance, more stable cash flows, and delivered higher dividend growth over time.