Sustainability Portfolio


Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) based investing is growing in popularity; nearly a third of all professionally managed investments incorporate these strategies. The Sustainability Portfolio analyzes and invests in companies that meet these criteria and we strive to promote the environmental and societal missions of Colorado College.

The Sustainability Portfolio is designed for analysts with investing experience ranging from none to very experienced. In this portfolio, analysts will learn to complete company analysis using both quantitative and qualitative elements that include financial ratios, valuation techniques, company missions, and more. Analysts will propose multiple buy/sell order recommendations throughout the semester and include their company analysis to explain why the buy/sell order is beneficial to the portfolio. Additionally, this portfolio will discuss relevant market events and their applicability to the Sustainability Portfolio.

About the Portfolio Managers

George Schlesinger

George Schlesinger is the Sustainability Portfolio Manager. He is a sophomore from Bethesda, Maryland majoring in Economics with a minor in History. As a first-year, George interned for Roumell Asset Management in Chevy Chase, Maryland where he summarized 10-K and 10-Q reports and focused on the future performance of securities concerning COVID-19. During the fall of his sophomore year, he completed an externship for Koch Disruptive Technologies where he analyzed cell and culture-based start-up disruptors impacting the alternative protein sector landscape. George is also a member of the Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse Team. Upon graduation, George hopes to pursue a career in corporate finance or investment banking.

Owen Brown

Owen Brown is a freshman from Edina, Minnesota that intends to major in Mathematical Economics and minor in Political Science. In high school, Owen led a 6-person investment team that focused on learning investing skills – ratios, financial statements, and portfolio management – and is excited to be a portfolio manager with the CC Investment Club. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, exploring nature, and investing. Owen is also working towards becoming a certified trip leader through the Colorado College Outdoor Education Department and hopes to lead day trips starting this spring.