Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Jean Rogers is the Founder and Executive Director of SASB. In less than two years SASB developed from an idea formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government into a globally-respected, ANSI-accredited, independent standards-setting organization with a staff of 18, a budget of $3.5 million, 130 advisors and over 650 corporate and investor participants in the standards-setting process to date representing over $8T in assets under management and $3T in market capitalization.
Jean draws upon her 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide range of industries including utilities, extractives, financials, and real estate. She has worked with international clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations, minimizing risk and maximizing returns across the triple bottom line. Jean’s leadership experience includes 10 years as a Principal at Arup, a global engineering consultancy focused on sustainable development. Jean was also a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability.
Jean is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an ME in Environmental Engineering and a BE in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.
Director, Standards Development
Jerome Lavigne-Delville is a recognized expert in corporate sustainability, blending nearly 15 years of experience in corporate law, investment banking and social responsibility.
Most recently, he was a Programme Officer at the United Nations Global Compact, responsible for sustainability performance, disclosure and financial markets. In this capacity, he developed a differentiation program for sustainability performance and reporting for more than 7000 companies based in over 140 countries, and ranging from small national companies to the largest multinationals.
He played a key role in advancing the understanding, measurement and communication of sustainability performance with financial markets, including the launch of the ESG Investor Briefings to integrate sustainability in mainstream investor communications. Jerome also worked closely with UNPRI, the IFC and other initiatives to promote Responsible Investment, Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Stock Exchanges, including during the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
Prior to the United Nations, Jerome worked as an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co, as an attorney in Mergers & Acquisitions at Shearman & Sterling and at the World Economic Forum advising companies in the Media industry.
Jerome is a citizen of France and the United States. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and law degrees in from the U.S, the Netherlands and France. He is admitted to practice law in the United States (New York). On a personal level he considers himself an avid traveler, average surfer and a pretty awesome dad.
Douglas Park has spent his career in academia, business, and law addressing complex problems that cut across functional and disciplinary lines.
Most recently, Douglas was a Partner and Chief Sustainability Officer at Rimon, PC, where he worked with executives, investors, and board members on corporate governance, corporate and securities law, and strategy issues. Douglas has litigated securities and financial fraud cases and consulted to companies on competitive strategy and organizational behavior. The media regularly seeks Douglas’s thoughts on corporate governance topics. He is frequently invited to speak on governance and social entrepreneurship.
Before becoming an attorney, Douglas was a tenure track professor of management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management, where he taught Strategy, Organization Theory, and Entrepreneurship and received several citations for teaching excellence. At the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program, he has taught Starting Startups and Mergers and Acquisitions.
He has served on the Board of Advisers of the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition, as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Governance Research and Education Subcommittee, and as President of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley.
Douglas holds a JD from University of Michigan Law School, a PhD in Business from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an AB magna cum laude with highest honors in Sociology from Harvard College.
KATIE SCHMITZ EULITT
Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Katie Schmitz Eulitt has been exploring and making the business case for sustainable development for over 15 years. Her industry experience is wide-ranging and includes: finance; oil and gas; electric power; renewable energy; fine arts, and; public relations. She has lived and worked in 9 countries on 4 continents. Katie earned her B.A. in Japanese at UC Berkeley, an MBA from Institut Européen d‘Administration des Affaires (INSEAD, France), and a certificate in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School. Katie is a board member of the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative. Her children and husband teach her some of life’s greatest lessons.
SASB is assisted by a professional staff, each of whom has a concern for investors, corporations, and the public interest in matters of sustainability, accounting, and reporting. Collectively they have knowledge and experience in sustainability, investing, research, finance, accounting, business and finance education.
The staff conducts industry research, evaluates evidence of materiality, leads industry working groups, analyzes oral and written comments received from the public, and prepares recommendations and draft standards for consideration by the industry working groups, the public and the standards council.
SAMANTHA AGUILAR - Operations Coordinator
TRENT BOORMAN - Associate Operations Analyst
ANDREW COLLINS - Technical Research Analyst
HENRIK COTRAN - Research Analyst
STEPHANIE GLAZER - Technical Research Analyst
ERIC KANE - Research Analyst
SIOBHAN KING - Research Analyst
DEB MARTIN- Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
MAYRA MADRIZ - Research Analyst
AMANDA MEDRESS - Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
CINDY MYERS, PHD - Interim Director of Finance
NASHAT MOIN - Research Analyst
HIMANI PHADKE - Research Analyst
ELI REISMAN – Product Manager
ARTURO RODRIGUEZ – Lead Research Analyst
HARRISON THOMAS- Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
JOHN SCHEIDT, JD - Manager, Human Resources