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Sarah Bratton Hughes

Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainable Investing
Sarah Bratton Hughes
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Sarah Bratton Hughes is a senior vice president and head of Sustainable Investing for American Century Investments®.
Sarah is responsible for driving and executing the firm’s sustainable investing strategy and overseeing the firm’s dedicated Sustainable Research team. Sarah and her team serve as the center of sustainability expertise for all investment teams – implementing firmwide research and training, developing sustainability assessment tools, managing stewardship practices, and innovating client solutions.

Prior to joining American Century Investments in 2022, Sarah was global head of sustainability solutions for Schroders where she was responsible for delivering innovative, best-in-class sustainability solutions for clients globally. Prior to that, she was head of sustainability for North America. In this role, Sarah led the strategic development and execution of sustainability initiatives. She was also responsible for ESG integration for all North American-based investment teams, including equities, fixed income, and private assets. Previously, Sarah served as an investment director at Schroders, where she represented and articulated the firm’s value proposition for both U.S. equities and sustainability to clients globally. Prior to that, she held roles at Schroders as an associate product manager and a product executive. Before joining Schroders, Sarah held roles at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and JP Morgan Chase. She has worked in the industry since 2007.

Sarah earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and in business management from St. Francis College.

In 2023, Sarah was recognized as one of Crain's New York Business's Notable Leaders in Sustainability. She was named to Crain’s list of Notable Women on Wall Street in 2022 and 2021 and won the Markets Media Women in Finance award for Excellence in Sustainability in 2021. Additionally, Sarah has authored thought leadership and insights on U.S. sustainability policy as well as social sustainability topics globally.