Kirsty Jenkinson is the investment director for the Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies (SISS) team for CalSTRS, the largest educator-only public pension fund in the world. Jenkinson is responsible for managing over $10 billion in sustainability-focused investment strategies across public and private assets, overseeing CalSTRS’ stewardship activities, including corporate engagement and proxy voting, and outreach with the fund’s stakeholders.
Prior to joining CalSTRS, Jenkinson was a managing director at Wespath Benefits and Investments in Chicago and was the director of the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a Washington, D.C.-based global research organization focused on the environment and economic development. Before moving to the United States, Jenkinson was director of governance and sustainable investment at F&C Asset Management (now BMO Global Asset Management) and an executive director in the Fixed Income division of Goldman Sachs in London.
Jenkinson is on the board of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Investor Advisory Group and a member of the Advisory Council of the Investment Integration Project (TIIP). Jenkinson holds an M.A. degree in international history from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.