Leslie Samuelrich, President

Leslie Samuelrich leads Green Century Funds, which has about $1 billion in managed assets  and has grown significantly since she took the helm in 2012. An economics major at Boston College, Leslie’s career began in the nonprofit world where she gained more than 25 years of experience in corporate engagement, environmental and public health advocacy. 

Leslie has been an articulate and powerful voice in promoting environmentally and sustainable investing as the leader of  Green Century Funds. In April 2023, she was named to the prestigious Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, joining the ranks of prominent and influential women leaders. 

Her comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Barron’s, Morningstar, The New York Times, and many other outlets. 

She is a guest lecturer on impact investing at The Wharton School and annually presents at dozens of national and regional industry conferences and events. She has served two terms on  the Board of Directors of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and is on the Advisory Board of ESG Clarity. 

She was named to Inside Climate News’ inaugural list of Climate Action 30 in 2022.
 
She has attracted attention for her ability to take strong positions and educate the public and financial advisors about greenwashing, ESG criteria, divestment, engagement, and other practices.