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Kathlyn Collins, CAIA

Vice President, Head of ESG, Matthews Asia


How to Talk with Clients About Investing Responsibly in China and Emerging Markets

For investors looking to make a difference with ESG investing, Asia and emerging markets present some of the best opportunities to make long-term improvements to the region — and the world. Join Matthews Asia Investment Strategist Andy Rothman and Head of ESG Kathlyn Collins as they discuss investors’ top-of-mind questions about China, common concerns about the region’s sustainability challenges and how responsible investing may make a bigger impact in these markets. You’ll hear a framework for presenting the opportunity in China to clients, how to put ESG investing in these markets into context, and why we believe it’s possible to achieve long-term growth and positive outcomes.



Kathlyn Collins is a vice president and head of ESG at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Collins worked as an ESG and global strategy analyst with Cartica Management LLC where she developed ESG integration and analyzed investments for portfolios, conducted company research and engagement and wrote reports relating to emerging markets. She earned an M.A. in international relations and international economics from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an M.A. in Italian studies from Middlebury College in Florence, Italy. Collins has a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, Italian language, literature and culture from Syracuse University. She has been part of the faculty for the International Corporate Governance Network’s (ICGN) ESG integration course and is a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential holder. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and speaks Italian and Spanish.