Founder and Executive Director – SASB
Dr. Jean Rogers has 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide variety of industries, working with clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations in order to reduce risk and improve performance across the triple bottom line. Jean’s leadership experience includes 10 years as a Principal at Arup, a global consultancy focused on sustainable development, working with leading clients in the government, utilities, infrastructure, manufacturing, healthcare, and real estate sectors in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has particular expertise in developing metrics for measurement of sustainability performance, having worked with the Global Reporting Initiative on development of the G3 corporate sustainability reporting guidelines, and partnering with the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University to develop a method for assessing the materiality of sustainability issues by sector, as a basis for identifying key performance indicators and opportunities for improved competitiveness.
Prior to Arup, Jean was a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability.
Dr. Rogers is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University who has authored multiple publications and won several awards. Dr. Jean Rogers holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an ME in Environmental Engineering and a BE in Civil Engineering, both from Manhattan College. Jean is based in the Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
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.
Director of Operations
Tyler Peterson has 15 years of experience in technology, sustainability, finance and entrepreneurship.
He worked for Microsoft Corporation as an accomplished account executive managing the US Department of Energy and the US Postal Service accounts, two of Microsoft’s largest enterprise clients. Tyler was responsible for closing two multimillion dollar, multiyear enterprise agreements, both of which were among the largest at that time.
While working for Great Plains Conservation, Tyler co-founded the Mara North Conservancy (http://www.maranorth.org) in the Masai Mara, Kenya. Mara North is an innovative partnership between the Masai landowners and a consortium of tour companies to sustain wildlife and improve livelihoods through high quality, low density tourism. The conservancy protects 80,000 acres of land and its wildlife, and provides income to over 800 Masai landowners and their families, representing approximately ~6,500 individuals.
Tyler founded Friday Capital LLC, a private investment management company focused on uncovering undervalued securities. The fund identifies mispriced securities and invests when there is a reasonable margin of safety, representing a risk adverse approach to protecting and growing capital.
Tyler holds a Masters of Finance from George Washington University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is an endurance athlete and can be found most weekends running in the Headlands or biking in West Marin.
KATIE SCHMITZ EULITT
Associate 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
LEWIS BLAUSTEIN - Senior Sales Consultant
TRENT BOORMAN - Associate Operations Analyst
ANDREW COLLINS - Technical Research Analyst
REBECCA HARRIS - Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
ERIC KANE - Research Analyst
MARISA MACKEY - Associate Director, Education Services
MAYRA MADRIZ - Research Analyst
AMANDA MEDRESS - Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
HIMANI PHADKE - Research Analyst
ELI REISMAN – Product Manager
ARTURO RODRIGUEZ – Lead Research Analyst
LISA GRAYSON ZYGMUNT- Manager, Education Services
Interested in working, being seconded or volunteering at SASB?
SASB will continue to build an incredible team. We’re always on the lookout for excellent researchers, engagement managers, volunteers and seconded staff from data providers, law firms and other supportive organizations. If you’re interested in working for, being seconded to or volunteering with us, please visit our Engage webpage.