Theresa Gusman, FSA

Chief Investment Officer

With First Affirmative since: 2018

First Affirmative’s Chief Investment Officer, Theresa Gusman, is on a mission to change the way companies, advisors and individuals see their investments. Gusman’s commitment to incorporating environmental, social, and governance issues into investment decisions began early in her 30-plus year investment career. She understands the full investing process, from analyst and portfolio manager to asset and wealth management leadership roles, including Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Head of Equities for Deutsche Bank. This commitment to ESG/SRI investing is driven by her fiduciary responsibility to clients and strong belief that ESG is a financial factor that can affect performance, plus being the right thing to do. Financial and impact objectives are both attainable. First Affirmative’s unique AffirmativESG platform provides a unique, proprietary foundation for analysis, assessment and measurement. All of these factors combine to help Gusman in her work toward making sustainable, responsible, and impact investing accessible to all.

Outside of First Affirmative, Gusman shares her expertise on numerous advisory boards and in the classroom, teaching MBA courses.