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Robert McConnaughey​

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Advisory and ESG

Joined 2021​


  • Institutional Investor/Buy-Side Landscape
  • Shareholder Value Creation Techniques
  • Capital Allocation
  • ESG & Stakeholder Impact Strategies
  • REITs
  • Strategic Transformation
  • Non-Profit Leadership Strategy and Branding

As Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Advisory and ESG, Robert oversees the firm’s value-added advisory solutions. He brings a deep buy-side background to his work advising clients on their overall capital markets engagement efforts.

Robert joined Corbin as Senior Vice President and Head of ESG, which advises corporate clients on ESG strategies and nonprofit clients on strategic planning and communications.

Prior to joining Corbin, Robert had over two decades of experience as senior leader of some of the world’s largest investment firms, including Fidelity Investments, Prudential, Citi Asset Management, and Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where he also built out and led the global responsible investing and ESG effort. He also founded Thistlebrook Solutions, an impact investing and consulting firm committed to catalyzing success for outstanding mission-driven enterprises.

In addition to his investing experience, Robert has worked as a committed volunteer leader and public servant focused on environmental conservation, education access, economic development, and effective government. Robert has served as the chairman of the board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Financial Advisory Board under Governor Patrick, the Trust for Public Land-New England, and the UP Academy charter schools of Boston and Dorchester, on the boards of Jou Nouvo and Metro Lacrosse (now Harlem Lacrosse), and as Deputy Commissioner/Head of Legislative, External Affairs and Policy group within Administration and Finance for Governor Baker (MA).

He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University. He resides in Cohasset, MA with his wife, Martha and their three children.

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