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Elizabeth McGeveran

Program Director


Elizabeth McGeveran joined The McKnight Foundation in 2014 as the Director of Impact Investing. She is responsible for the Foundation’s $200 million commitment to invest 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. McGeveran also provides Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) expertise to the $2.2 billion endowment. Today, almost $1 out of every $4 McKnight invests is aligned with its mission.

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 worked closely with Fortune 500 companies such as Pfizer and ExxonMobil to improve their approach to climate change, emerging markets, executive compensation and more.

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.

Today, she serves as an independent trustee of The Boston Trust & Walden Mutual Fund family, 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.