Samantha (Sam) is an ESG Analyst responsible for evaluating current and potential portfolio investments and engaging companies to advance sustainable business practices. In her role, Sam analyzes corporate sustainability polices, practices, and performance across a broad array of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and works on shareholder engagement initiatives related to a wide range of sustainability issues, including board diversity and workplace equality. She is a member of the ESG Research & Engagement Committee.
Sam began her career in 2015 and joined the firm in 2020. Previously she worked at Ceres supporting the incubation and vetting of new project ideas, as well as measuring and evaluating progress towards advancing climate, governance, and equitable workplace goals. She also supported the launch of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets strategies. Prior to Ceres, Sam worked at Ernst & Young in the Financial Risk Advisory practice.
Sam earned a BBA in Finance, with a focus on sustainability and environmental studies, from the College of William and Mary. She is currently a level II candidate for SASB’s fundamentals of Sustainable Accounting credential, and is a member of the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and Environment’s Sustainable Finance Foundations co-hort.