About Us

Kate Ahern

Managing Director and Head of ESG

Prior to joining Cartica, Kate was the Director of ESG and Communications at Bain Capital where she oversaw ESG management, citizenship, communications and philanthropy.  While at Bain, Kate was responsible for implementing ESG across all asset classes within the investment portfolio (including public and private equity, fixed income, real estate and impact investing) during both the due diligence phase and ownership period.  Kate was also responsible for developing the ESG integration strategy for its Public Equity Global Long Equity Fund and helped launch the Bain Capital Double Impact Fund.  The Double Impact Fund was focused on investing in for-profit companies with a social mission, including both monitoring and measuring impact.

Prior to her time at Bain, she served as VP of Social Innovation at the Case Foundation where she concentrated on impact investing and corporate responsibility.

Kate has a BA in International Affairs from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy and an MA in International Development and Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington, DC.