HarbourVest has built a strong foundation to help ensure that ESG factors continue to be integrated across all aspects of our business. Our ESG Council has been established to advise the Executive Management Committee (EMC) on the ongoing strategic implementation of our ESG Policy.
Chris Walker Investments, Chair
As Council chair, Chris focuses on setting ESG strategy and driving a coordinated approach to ensure implementation across the firm.
Emily Archer Investor Relations
Emily regularly engages with clients, prospects, and consultants to promote ESG best practices, share relevant insights and firm initiatives, and represent investor views across the organization.
Natasha Buckley ESG
As head of ESG, Natasha focuses on the company’s overall strategy and works closely with our external and internal stakeholders to advance the principles of sustainable investing.
Data & Analytics
Julie and her team work to provide the tools and data that help the firm’s investment teams incorporate ESG considerations into their diligence and processes.
McComma (Mac) Grayson Investments
As the lead investment representative on the Council, Mac oversees the coordination of ESG-focused activities and initiatives across our global primary, secondary, and direct co-investment teams.
James Kase Investor Relations
Jamie solicits and delivers key market feedback from clients on ESG initiatives and deliverables to ensure that our activities are aligned with prevailing ESG concerns and considerations.
Katherine McCord Client Service
Katherine leads our Global Volunteering Group, which coordinates employee volunteering and community engagement efforts for all HarbourVest offices worldwide.
Diana McEachern Office Management
Diana and her global team focus on ensuring ESG best practices and driving related efficiency improvements across the firm’s global operations.
Mark Reale Human Resources
Mark oversees corporate and employee engagement in the areas of resource conservation, corporate giving, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion.
Jonathan Sidi Legal & Regulatory
Jonathan advises the Council on its internal governance as well as on the legal and regulatory aspects of its activity, with a focus on ESG-related regulations.
Alicia Sweeney Marketing & Communications
Alicia leads ESG and global communications strategy for the firm, working alongside our investment, operations, and investor relations teams to highlight relevant ESG initiatives and updates with clients and other external audiences.
John Toomey Executive Management
As one of the co-CEOs of HarbourVest, John provides senior-level executive support to the Council and holds it accountable to firm-wide objectives.
"Despite the turbulence of 2020, we maintained our focus on ESG as a top priority for the firm. I’m delighted by the progress that we have made and all the teamwork that goes behind it."
Chris Walker ESG Council Chair
ESG INVESTMENT TEAM LEADS