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Portrait of Matt Filosa

Matt Filosa

Senior Managing Director

Matt Filosa is a recognized leader and trusted advisor on governance and sustainability issues with over 20 years of experience from an investor, public company and academic perspective. His experience includes serving as Senior Managing Director at Teneo Consulting, Vice President & Director of Corporate Governance at MFS Investment Management and Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance.

In his current role at Teneo, Matt advises executives and boards of directors on how institutional investors incorporate governance and sustainability issues into their investment and stewardship activities. He also provides companies with strategic insight into sustainability reporting, annual shareholder meetings, ratings & rankings, disclosure frameworks, shareholder engagement, corporate governance and activism defense. He is a founding member of the firm’s ESG Task Force and Diversity Council and manages the firm’s ESG Newsletter.

During his 13-year tenure at MFS Investment Management, Matt built and managed the firm’s first global governance and sustainability stewardship program for $500 billion in assets under management. Matt also managed the firm’s commitment to the Principles for Responsible Investment and was a founding member of the firm’s Responsible Investing Committee and ESG Working Group.

During his semester at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, Matt managed the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum – a thought leadership blog focused on governance and sustainability issues – and directed the Program’s events and sponsorship activities. He was also an active contributor to the Harvard Law School corporate governance curriculum.

Matt has been a guest lecturer on governance and sustainability at Harvard Law School, Boston University School of Law and Tufts University. He is a member of the Council of Institutional Investor’s Markets Advisory Council and was a founding member of the US Investor Stewardship Group. Matt also served on the Advisory Council at the Harvard Law School Program for Institutional Investors.

Matt contributed the corporate governance chapters of two publications: “The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed” (Robert C. Pozen and Theresa Hamacher, 2014), which is considered the main textbook on the mutual fund industry; and “Too Big To Save? How To Fix the US Financial System” (Robert C. Pozen, 2009).

Matt earned a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

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