Head of ESG
22 years of experience
Khalid Husain, Senior Vice President, is Head of ESG. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Mr. Husain served as Vice President in Moody’s global environmental, social and governance (ESG) team, where he led strategies for advancing the application and integration of ESG in credit analysis and research. Previously, he was a senior director of ESG investing at TIAA, an environmental project manager at ICF International and a climate and energy officer at the United Nations. Mr. Husain has a Masters in International Affairs with a dual focus in economic and political development and finance and banking from Columbia University and a BS in Earth Sciences from McGill University. Mr. Husain is based in New York.
Insights by Khalid Husain
ESG plays key role within portfolio construction
Many companies around the world have set Net Zero targets but are only now understanding the decarbonization pathway they plan to take. Khalid Husain, head of ESG at Cohen & Steers, explains how the firm balances portfolio construction with ESG integration.
ESG: opportunities and challenges within real estate
Environmental, social and governance issues present demonstrable risks and opportunities for real estate. Khalid Husain, Head of ESG, and Jan Willem van Kranenburg, Senior Analyst, discuss how our integrated ESG approach at Cohen & Steers assesses and values these topics as part of our investment approach among different real estate sectors and companies.