# RepRisk interviews Maria Negrete-Gruson, CFA, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Artisan Partners
# August 2020
1. RepRisk: Please provide some insight into your specific role at Artisan Partners and explain the work that you do.
Maria Negrete-Gruson: I am a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Sustainable Emerging Markets (EM) team. The core of our team has been investing together in emerging markets since 1999, consistently applying an investment philosophy and process focused on identifying companies with sustainable competitive advantages and unique access to growth. The investment team has a long history of using environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to fully understand the sustainability of a company’s earnings. We utilize a dynamic sustainability assessment that combines quantifiable factors based on historic incident-based data from RepRisk and a forward-looking, experiential qualitative assessment based on the deep experience of the investment team.