Catherine Howarth OBE

Chief Executive, ShareAction

Catherine Howarth OBE joined ShareAction as Chief Executive in 2008. ShareAction’s mission is to define the highest standards of responsible investment and to promote those standards across the world. Working closely with investors in many jurisdictions, ShareAction drives accelerated action by listed companies on climate change, loss of biodiversity, workforce practices and public health.

Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014 and in 2022 was awarded an OBE for ‘services to sustainability’. She was appointed in late 2023 to the FCA’s advisory committee on ESG. She is a member of the HM Treasury’s asset management taskforce, where she co-chaired a programme of work on investor stewardship in 2020. From 2015 to 2022, she served on the board and investment committee of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian Media Group.