About

Exemplifying ESG Leadership

Focused on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Investing.

Our associates, investment managers, industry groups, and influential communities of economists, researchers, advocates, thought leaders, and change agents help magnify our impact worldwide.

Partnership

It’s easiest to persuade for change when you try to bring others with you. In helping our investors push for sustainable choices, we often work as part of larger coalitions representing billions of investment dollars.

Advocacy

Many experienced investors know that owning shares comes with inherent power, but don’t have the time or experience to effectively use their voting rights. First Affirmative handles proxy voting electronically on behalf of shareowners.

Leadership

Progress in responsible investing can also be made in direct talks with the executives who manage companies day-to-day. First Affirmative amplifies that power with decades of experience advocating effectively on the most important issues of our time.

Our leadership team reflects longevity, future-oriented thinking, investment acumen, and a commitment to investing for both purpose and profit.

George R. Gay

Chief Executive Officer

Amy Thacker

Chief Operating Officer

Kathleen J. Lewis

Chief Compliance Officer

Theresa Gusman

Chief Investment Officer

Collaboration and Partnerships

Certified B Corporation
Certified B Corporation
US SIF - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
US SIF - The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Green America
Green America
Ceres
Ceres
CDP - Driving Sustainable Economies
CDP - Driving Sustainable Economies