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.
Director of Communications
Matt leads SASB’s communications efforts, delivering SASB’s message to investors, companies, media and other stakeholders. For more than 20 years, Matt has helped financial brands tell their story. He has served in marketing and communication leadership roles across the investment management, wealth management and investment banking segments, including Macquarie, Dimensional Fund Advisors, UBS and Delaware Investments. Early in his career, Matt created award-winning employee education content for Vanguard’s DC clients. He has also led marketing, branding and communications engagements for marketing agencies, working with clients such as Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Guardian, Fitch Ratings, Bank of Montreal and JP Morgan.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Elizabethtown College and an MBA in Marketing from La Salle University.
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 Ernst & Young for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, he served for seven years as an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he primarily handled court of appeals and Supreme Court cases. He previously 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 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 a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is a former chair of the Law and Accounting Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the Advisory Board of the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report. Mr. Riesenberg’s position with SASB is funded through an arrangement with Ernst & Young.
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
QUINN UNDERRINER – Sector Analyst, Technology & Communication – ICT[at]sasb.org
STEN WHITE – Operations Manager – sten.white[at]sasb.org
LYNN XIA – Sector Analyst, Consumption I – consumer_staples[at]sasb.org