Head of ESG Research
“Through diligent analysis that thoughtfully balances key credit factors and proactively focuses on future credit trends, we separate the facts from the rhetoric in a really fragmented market.”
Emily E. Robare is head of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) research on the municipal credit research team at Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a PIMCO company. As head of ESG research, Ms. Robare leads the firm's sustainability and ESG research efforts, including integration of ESG risk factors into credit analysis for all bond holdings and conducting in-depth research on ESG topics, such as climate change and public pensions. Ms. Robare co-led the development of Gurtin's Municipal Social Advancement strategy, allowing investors to target sustainable municipal bond investing in impactful projects in local communities across the United States. In addition, Ms. Robare sits on the Investment Committee and continues to conduct day-to-day credit analysis on municipal bonds across a variety of states and municipal sectors.
Outside of her role at the firm, Ms. Robare is on the Board of the Minnesota Chapter of Women in Public Finance.
Prior to joining Gurtin Municipal Bond Management in 2012, Ms. Robare spent three years at Moody’s Investors Service, as a local government ratings analyst covering municipal bonds across the Midwest and serving as a member of rating committees for a variety of municipal states and sectors. Before working at Moody's, Ms. Robare held several positions in the public sector in the workforce and economic development fields, including positions at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, and Iowa Workforce Development.
Ms. Robare earned a master’s degree in public policy and management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College.