Vice-President, Sustainable Investing
OMERS Administration Corporation
Katharine Preston joined OMERS in August, 2019 as VP, Sustainable Investing. Her responsibilities include: helping OMERS evolve its sustainable investing practices; and liaising with OMERS investment, risk and communications teams on matters such as ESG integration, climate risk, and stakeholder communications and reporting. Prior to joining OMERS, Katharine served as Director, Responsible Investing at OPTrust, an Ontario-based public sector pension plan. At OPTrust, Katharine was instrumental in defining a strategy for integrating ESG factors into investment practices and leading the development of a Climate Change Action Plan. Earlier in her career, she held positions with Innovest Strategic Value Advisors (now part of MSCI), and Stantec Inc. Katharine holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University. She also holds a Certificate in Fundamentals of Alternative Investments from the Chartered Alternative Investment Management Analyst Association (CAIA).