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: firstname.lastname@example.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.