Managing Director, Head of ESG
Matt Berner brings over 15 years of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) experience to Gilmartin Group, having spent his career developing expertise across a broad spectrum of ESG issues. At Gilmartin Group, Matt works with clients to develop and maintain effective ESG strategies, reporting, and investor relations.
Prior to joining Gilmartin Group, Matt was most recently Director of Corporate Responsibility for CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO), a global medical device company. At Cooper, Matt managed all aspects of the company’s ESG program, from initial strategic focus and program establishment, to design and execution of action plans to improve ESG performance, to investor and rating agency engagement to strengthen perception and company reputation. Previously, Matt spent over 11 years at Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) in a variety of ESG-focused roles. Early in his career, Matt held corporate governance and proxy voting positions at Glass Lewis & Co. and Barclays Global Investors.
Matt received his BA in History and Political Science from UCLA.
Interesting Facts About Matt
- A father of three, Matt and his wife have a daughter and recently welcomed twin boys
- Prior to becoming a father, Matt was an avid motorcyclist and spent most of his free time on the racetrack
- Matt and his wife love travelling the world and plan to continue doing so despite now having three kids in tow
- Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, the country’s first wildlife hospital, a zoological organization, and an educational museum specializing in native California wildlife