Hugh W. Brown Jr.
Hugh helps lead the Investor Water Hub, a working group of the Ceres Investor Network made up of more than 90 institutional investors with $19 trillion in assets under management. The Hub promotes peer-to-peer learning and has recently developed a how-to-guide on water integration called the Investor Water Toolkit. Hugh drives research that deepens investors' understanding of sustainability and water risks (and opportunities) in their portfolios and how to practically embed those considerations into daily investment decision making. Hugh previously worked at SBA Florida, the $150bn state pension fund, where he focused on ESG and water integration across asset class analysis and risk management research. Hugh has also worked for Morgan Stanley and Northwestern Mutual. In addition to his thought leadership in ESG integration, Hugh has served his country and others through service in the U.S. Air Force and by sitting on several non-profit boards.