Join an Industry Working Group

About SASB’s Industry Working Groups 

SASB convenes industry working groups (IWGs) to review SASB’s draft sustainability accounting standards. IWG members provide feedback on disclosure items (material sustainability issues) and accounting metrics at the industry level. IWG members play an integral part in SASB’s standards development process by ensuring each standard fully and accurately identifies and discloses the material issues for each industry.
 

Participating in an IWG offers the opportunity to influence standards for your industry, build your expertise in ESG disclosure and learn from peers. Participants receive invitations to our exclusive LinkedIn experts group and the Delta Series event, an opportunity to learn about the IWG results and network in person.

 

The time commitment to participate in an IWG is four hours over a one month time period. IWG membership is free of charge and open to all with at least five years of experience in their designated industry. IWGs convene virtually, with members providing feedback via an online, self-paced survey. IWG participation per individual is limited to three industries, no more than two industries per sector. All IWG Members serve as individuals, imparting personal and professional expertise. Their participation does not imply an endorsement of SASB by their employer.

 

SASB is balanced participation from experts in the following three interest groups:

 

Market Participant (Investors, Research Analysts, Exchanges)

Corporations & Industry Associations

Public Interest & Intermediaries (Government, NGOs, Academics, Accountants, Auditors, Consultants)

 

To indicate your interest to participate as an IWG Member, please fill out the form below. If you are having technical difficulties with the form below please send an email with the requested information and your resume attached to: iwg@sasb.org

 

Industry Working Group Participation and Composition

More than 850 people (31% corporate, 33% market participants, and 36% public interest/intermediaries) have participated in SASB’s four working groups to date. These individuals represent $12T Assets Under Management and $5T Market Capitalization.

 

Apply to join as an Industry Working Group Member


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First Name*

 

Last Name*

 

Your Organization*

 

Your Title*

 

Your Email*

 

Your Phone*

 

City*

 

Country*

 

Interest Group*

 

Industry Expertise* (Hold Ctrl or Cmd to Select Multiple):
IWG Participation is limited to THREE (3) industries, no more than two industries per one (1) sector. Please carefully select up to three industries for which you would like to participate in an IWG. For clarification on the industries please refer to our “Sectors” tab in the heading of our website.

 

Years of Experience in Primary Industry*

 
Please read the following agreement. After doing so, please check the checkbox below to indicate that you accept the terms*

 
SASB Industry Working Group Agreement


As a member of one or more SASB Industry Working Groups (IWGs), I am committed to help the mission of SASB of developing industry-specific accounting standards for material sustainability issues.


I agree to offer my professional expertise and to uphold the highest level of integrity in helping to develop the SASB standards.

I understand that my comments and suggestions will be considered but are not guaranteed to be incorporated into the final Standard.

I understand that SASB staff members may contact me directly to gain a better understanding of my working group survey responses.

I understand that all information disclosed within the IWG is provided solely for the purpose of developing the Standards and agree not to use, disclose, publish or disseminate such information outside of the IWG without prior SASB consent.

I agree not to compile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer any SASB information, including any source code, algorithms, methods or techniques used in the standard setting process.


I will be the sole-user of the IWG account provided to me. If, however, it becomes necessary for me to involve others in my organization to fulfill my duties as a working group member, I will inform SASB of the identity of those individuals.

I understand that the IWG will operate under the Chatham House Rule. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

I confirm that I have a significant interest in the US markets, as an expert in:

  • A company that issues publicly-traded securities in the US and that is required to file either a Form 10-k or Form 20-F with the SEC, or
  • A financial institution with substantial investments or activity in US capital markets, or
  • An intermediary advising one or both of the above mentioned types of organizations, or
  • An interest group impacted by the development of Sustainability Accounting standards in the US.

 
All IWG participants serve as individuals imparting personal and professional expertise. The organizations listed alongside participants names on SASB’s list of IWG participants are shown for affiliation purposes only – no past or current organizational endorsement of SASB is hereby implied. You may request to participate anonymously by emailing IWG@sasb.org.

 
By checking this box I am indicating that I have hereby read and agree to the above written agreement.

 
Additional Information

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