LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jensen Investment Management, a 100% employee-owned active equity investment management firm, today announced the appointment of Kevin Walkush as head of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.
In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for building on the firm’s existing ESG offerings and driving capabilities in the assessment of ESG-related risks and opportunities in portfolio construction on behalf of Jensen’s clients.
“We are thrilled to appoint Kevin as the head of ESG for Jensen. Given his passion for responsible investing, we believe he is the right person to help lead an even stronger era of delivering value on behalf of our clients who recognize the importance of ESG investing,” said Eric Schoenstein, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. “ESG is a fundamental component of our commitment to investing in quality businesses, and Kevin will accelerate our efforts to provide our clients with long-term, risk-adjusted and sustainable returns.”
“We are consistently searching for methods to mitigate risk and enhance shareholder wealth, and ESG is a critical aspect in this process,” Kevin Walkush added. “I’m looking forward to stepping into this role and helping to further our efforts to thoughtfully incorporate ESG principles into our investment processes.”
Kevin joined Jensen in 2007 as a Portfolio Manager and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
About Jensen Investment Management
Jensen Investment Management is a high-conviction, active equity manager with an unwavering commitment to quality. The firm focuses on companies derived from a select universe of businesses that have produced a long-term record of persistently high returns on shareholder equity.