Mike Lubrano is Managing Director of Valoris Stewardship Catalysts, a firm that helps investors and portfolio companies improve their corporate governance, investor stewardship and sustainability performance. He is Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Finance and Impact Investment at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Mike also leads the Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability Programme of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and served as ICGN’s Education Programme Advisor until December 2020. With George Dallas, Mike is the author of Governance, Stewardship and Sustainability, published in June 2021.
From 2007 to 2019, Mike was Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, at Cartica Management, LLC, an Emerging Markets fund manager with a concentrated, long-only portfolio of equity securities of publicly-traded companies. In this role he oversaw Cartica’s ESG analysis and led its engagements with management teams and boards of directors of target and portfolio companies in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Over the past two decades, Mike has worked with a scores of investors to integrate the consideration of ESG factors in their investment process in a structured and value-enhancing manner – developing bespoke tool kits, supporting internal capacity-building and conducting trainings for investment teams. Both as an investor and as a consultant, Mike has worked with innumerable company boards of directors and management to improve their corporate governance and sustainability practices and transparency to enhance firm value and respond to the evolving expectations of capital markets, investors and other stakeholders.
Mike co-founded the Latin America Corporate Governance Roundtable with Mats Isaksson of OECD and remains a frequent consultant to the OECD’s Corporate Governance Committee. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of FIBRA ECO, a Mexican real estate investment trust focused on environmental and social impact and performance.
From 1997 to 2007, Mike worked at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group. He established and led IFC’s Corporate Governance Unit that developed the methodology for analyzing and improving the governance of portfolio companies that has now been adopted by virtually all development finance institutions. While at IFC, Mike served as advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Chile for the development of its corporate governance reforms and was one of the group of experts that designed Brazil’s Novo Mercado. He holds degrees from Harvard College (AB), Princeton University (MPA) and New York University School of Law (JD).
Mike speaks English and Spanish.