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Elizabeth McGeveran

Program Director


Elizabeth McGeveran joined McKnight in 2014 as Director of Impact Investing. She is responsible for the Foundation’s $200 million commitment, investing in businesses and funds that are building the low-carbon economy, improving the water quality of the Mississippi River, and contributing to a thriving, sustainable Minnesota. This portfolio represents 10% of the Foundation’s $2 billion endowment. McGeveran also provides Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) expertise and evaluation across the entire endowment.

Prior to McKnight, McGeveran was Senior Vice President for the Governance & Sustainable Investment at F&C Asset Management, a London-based, $150-billion asset manager (now BMO Global Asset Management). McGeveran built F&C’s market-leading socially responsible investment business and served as a senior manager to one of the industry’s largest teams.

She has served on advisory committees for companies such as ExxonMobil and General Electric and for industry groups such as the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA). McGeveran was managing director of Co-op America (now Green America), a national nonprofit consumer and investor education organization as well as serving as the media director for the U.S. Social Investment Forum.

McGeveran serves as an independent trustee of The Boston Trust & Walden Funds, a long-time leader in corporate engagement and integrating ESG research into investing. In addition, McGeveran was an original member of the U.S. Advisory Committee for FTSE4Good, a series of real-time indexes reflecting the performance of socially responsible equities. She is a graduate of Carleton College.