Kim Leinwand Erle Managing Director & Global Head of ESG

  • LocationNew York
  • EducationB.S., Cornell University
    M.A., John Hopkins University
    M.B.A., Columbia Business School
  • Prior ExperienceNY Green Bank
    RREEF Retrofit Partners
    Mitchell Madison Group

Kim is a Managing Director and Global Head of ESG. She is based in H.I.G.’s New York office and focuses on integrating environmental, social and governance best practices to drive measurable long-term value for H.I.G. and its investors.

Kim has over 25 years of experience working in financial services and sustainability. Before joining H.I.G., Kim was a Managing Director and Head of Strategy and Impact at NY Green Bank, where her role included measurement, management and communication of the firm’s environmental and social impact. Prior to NY Green Bank, Kim was a portfolio manager of RREEF Retrofit Partners, a sustainable real estate fund at Deutsche Asset Management, and was a partner at Mitchell Madison Group, a global management consultancy.

Kim earned a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, an MA in International Affairs and Economics from John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, where she was valedictorian of her class. Kim has earned a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute and serves on the Advisory Council of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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