Co-head, Sustainable Investing
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Chris McKnett is co-head of Sustainable Investing for Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). He is jointly responsible for creating and executing on a holistic vision for sustainable investing within the organization while also influencing the objectives and approach across the Wealth & Investment Management division and Wells Fargo. Chris joined WFAM in late 2018 as Senior ESG Investment Strategist. Prior to joining WFAM, Christopher served as head ESG strategist for State Street Global Advisors and was a member of the firm’s senior leadership team. Earlier roles include Index Product and Business Development for KLD Research & Analytics in Boston, one of the first research firms to specialize in ESG investment, and as a team resource specialist for American Century Investments, where he began his investment industry career in 1999. Chris earned a bachelor’s of science in business administration with a focus in management from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and an MBA from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver where he received the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. He holds a Series 7 license, is a First Movers Fellow of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, and is a Lifetime Member of Net Impact.