Sarah Bratton Hughes
Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Investing, American Century Investments
Sarah Bratton Hughes is a senior vice president and head of Sustainable Investing for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. She is based in the company’s New York office.
Sarah is responsible for driving and executing the firm’s sustainable investing strategy and the management of its sustainable investing research platform and active ownership practices. In her role, she oversees the firm’s dedicated ESG & Investment Stewardship team. Sarah and her team serve as the center of sustainable investing expertise for all investment teams – implementing firmwide ESG research and training, innovating sustainable investing assessment tools, managing stewardship, and driving sustainable investment initiatives and client solutions.
Prior to joining American Century Investments in 2022, Sarah was global head of sustainability solutions for Schroders where she was responsible for delivering innovative, best-in-class sustainability solutions for clients globally. Prior to that, she was head of sustainability for North America. In this role, Sarah led the strategic development and execution of sustainability initiatives. She was also responsible for ESG integration for all North American-based investment teams, including equities, fixed income, and private assets. Previously, Sarah served as an investment director at Schroders, where she represented and articulated the firm’s value proposition for both U.S. equities and sustainability to clients globally. Prior to that, she held roles at Schroders as an associate product manager and a product executive. Before joining Schroders, Sarah held roles at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and JP Morgan Chase. She has worked in the industry since 2007.
Sarah earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and in business management from St. Francis College.
In 2021 and 2022, Sarah was named to Crain’s list of Notable Women on Wall Street. In 2021 she won the Markets Media Women in Finance award for Excellence in Sustainability. Additionally, she has authored thought leadership and insights on U.S. sustainability policy as well as social sustainability topics globally.