Sonal Pandya Dalal brings over two decades of experience in sustainability metrics development and assessment, thought leadership, and relationship management. As the Technical Director, Sonal plays a key role in the systematic evaluation and analysis of SASB’s industry-specific sustainability accounting standards for each of 11 sectors and 79 industries in the Sustainable Industry Classification System.
Sonal comes to SASB having served in leadership positions at Facebook and Conservation International. As a technical specialist, she drove the development of goals and comprehensive sustainability strategies across a range of industries. At Conservation International, she oversaw the Business and Sustainability Council, a forum for corporate leaders taking positive environmental actions in their businesses. She also served as a subject matter expert and advisor for the GHG Protocol and Natural Capital Coalition.
Sonal holds a B.A. in Biology from Drew University and a M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainability Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the School for Field Studies.
JANINE GUILLOT – janine.guillot[at]sasb.org
Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach
Janine Guillot is the Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach at SASB, where she leads outreach to investors to support demand for standardized disclosure of material sustainability factors. Ms. Guillot has more than 25 years of experience in operating, strategy, risk management and finance roles in financial services. Janine served as Chief Operating Investment Officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she was responsible for CalPERS investment office business and operational management, CalPERS affiliate funds and CalPERS defined contribution plans. Ms. Guillot also oversaw the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of sustainability and governance factors into investment decision-making. Janine has held senior leadership positions at Barclays Global Investors, Bank of America and Incapture LP. At Barclays Global Investors, she served as Chief Operating Officer for BGI’s European and Global Fixed Income businesses. She began her career in public accounting.
Janine holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Equilibrium Capital and Community Initiatives. She serves on the Senior Advisory Board at the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, on B Lab’s Multinational and Public Markets’ Advisory Council, and on the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.
DAVID S. POST, CFA
Director of Research
David leads SASB’s Research Team, which includes sector analysts, a technical director, and a stakeholder outreach manager. The Research Team—in conjunction with close oversight by the Standards Board—identifies and researches financially material, industry-specific sustainability risks and opportunities in consultation with issuers, investors, and subject matter experts. The team’s rigorous and transparent process has produced a set of 77 industry-specific standards—including topics and associated metrics—that are designed to be low cost to issuers, and enable investors and issuers to make effective capital allocation decisions.
David has been an equity portfolio manager and research analyst for more than twenty years, during which time he led the equity research departments of two multi-billion dollar AUM firms. He has researched, invested in and visited companies in nearly all sectors. This experience gives David a strong background to help the research team identify financially material sustainability topics and associated metrics. David holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Director of Legal Policy & Outreach
Mr. Riesenberg is the Director of Legal Policy and Outreach at SASB. He is the former Deputy General Counsel of Ernst & Young LLP responsible for regulatory matters, primarily involving the SEC and the PCAOB. Mr. Riesenberg worked at EY for more than 20 years. Previously he served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he primarily handled courts of appeals and Supreme Court litigation and was the recipient of the Manuel F. Cohen Outstanding Younger Attorney Award. He also worked as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., as a litigator on environmental matters at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an associate at a major Washington, D.C. law firm.
Mr. Riesenberg graduated from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and a Root-Tilden Scholar, and received a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a former chair of the Law and Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association, former president of the Association of SEC Alumni, and a current member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report. For seven years he was an adjunct professor of securities law at the Georgetown University Law Center. He serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the D.C. Jewish Community Relations Council, the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, and the Washington Tennis Education Foundation. Mr. Riesenberg’s position with SASB is funded through an arrangement with Ernst & Young.
Director of Communications
Jonathan leads SASB’s communications team, which promotes SASB’s mission, reputation and offerings with investors, global companies, sustainability professionals, media and other stakeholders.
For more than 20 years, Jon has helped global organizations build more responsible, sustainable brands. Before joining SASB, Jon was Head of Communications at IKEA Foundation in the Netherlands, where he built and led an award-winning team of communicators and served on IKEA’s Sustainability Communications Council and Global Good Cause Committee.
Jon has also developed communications strategies, programs and teams for companies in the shipping and transportation, pharma and healthcare, technology, banking and insurance, and consumer sectors in Europe and the US, for foundations and international NGOs in the development sector, and for US political campaigns and government organizations.
Jon has a BA in international relations from Boston University and an MPA in international public & nonprofit management from New York University.
PETER CORCORAN – Graphic Designer – peter.corcoran[at]sasb.org
HENRIK COTRAN – Sector Analyst, Resource Transformation – resource_transformation[at]sasb.org
JANE DINH – Investor Relations Associate – jane.dinh[at]sasb.org
BRYAN ESTERLY, CFA – Deputy Director of Research, Sector Analyst, Infrastructure – infrastructure[at]sasb.org
ANTON GORODNIUK, CFA – Sector Analyst, Financials – financials[at]sasb.org
SONYA HETRICK – Sector Analyst, Services – services[at]sasb.org
ERIC KANE – Sector Analyst, Health Care – health_care[at]sasb.org
DAVID PARHAM -Deputy Director of Research, Sector Analyst, Non-Renewable Resources – nrr[at]sasb.org
TAYLOR REED – Research Analyst – taylor.reed[at]sasb.org
KATIE SCHMITZ EULITT – Strategic Advisor, Stakeholder Outreach – katie[at]sasb.org
BRAD SCHOMBURG – Publications Manager – brad.schomburg[at]sasb.org
MARVIN SMITH –Stakeholder Outreach Manager – marvin.smith[at]sasb.org
STEN WHITE – Operations Manager – sten.white[at]sasb.org
LYNN XIA – Sector Analyst, Consumption I – consumer_staples[at]sasb.org