Susana Coutinho is a Research Director at MainStreet Partners, a firm that provides investment Advisory and Portfolio Analytics on Sustainable, ESG and Impact investments. She is Portuguese, and has studied and worked in Italy as well as London, and has previously worked as an ESG analyst and in accounting.
Our conversation covers how Susana entered the field of ESG analysis and impact investing, and we spend some time on the “G” part of the equation – and in particular the area of gender balance and equal representation. It was actually an insightful post that Susana put on LinkedIN around International Women’s Day that first drew my attention and we explore how expectations are changing about workplace composition and how this differs across Europe.
An unexpected delight in this podcast was discovering some hidden gems about Milan. Susana is also trained as a tour guide in the city so I couldn’t resist asking her about some of her favorite spots and some lesser well known secrets of the city.
There is more information about MainStreet Partners on the following link: https://www.mspartners.org/
This series was made possible by the kind support of MainStreet Partners, a London-based independent and dedicated sustainable investment advisor that provides ESG multi-asset and multi-manager portfolios and a range of holistic portfolio analytics tools including sustainability ratings and bespoke sustainability intelligence. It was also supported by Carbonado Partners, an industry expert in capital raising for all asset classes, that endeavors to provide thoughtful solutions that address emerging managers’ perspectives and challenges