Hattie Brown

Hattie is an experienced professional in the areas of impact and ESG-factor investment and impact measurement and management strategy, with subject-matter expertise in food and nutrition and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Managing Director of Impact and ESG

Hattie is an experienced professional in the areas of impact and ESG-factor investment and impact measurement and management strategy, with subject-matter expertise in food and nutrition and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Hattie serves as the Managing Director of Impact and ESG at Kirchner Group as well as acts as a sub-advisor to Kirchner Asset Management and also co-manages the Kirchner Impact Foundation. As part of her work with the Kirchner Impact Foundation she also leads the Foundation’s impact investment fellowship program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Before joining Kirchner Hattie was a Manager in Impact Finance with Summit Consulting where she performed underwriting, financial, legal, and impact due diligence, and other advisory services, for clients across a range of asset classes, return objectives, and impact themes. Her projects included financial underwriting and impact due diligence for the deployment of $9b to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and minority depository institutions (MDIs) operating in underbanked communities, supporting women and minority-owned businesses and low-income individuals. Hattie has also served on the Data Foundation’s ESG Working Group, developing guidance related to the SEC’s climate change-related disclosures for investors and recommendations for ESG data collection and reporting.

Hattie previously worked for an impact fund focused on innovation in mental health, where she designed the fund’s strategy for investing in nutrition, developed tools for modeling impact and an approach for DEI in investment criteria and internally. Just prior, Hattie worked for MSCI in the ESG Research practice, where she developed a methodology for investing in nutritious products as part of the Sustainable Impact Index, as well as the indicators for measuring human capital risk and management.

Hattie holds a Masters of Science degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition and a Masters in International Business from Tufts University. She was a 2018-19 investment fellow with the Kirchner Impact Foundation.