Supporters

Support from Investors

Investors increasingly recognize that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can affect a company’s ability to manage risk and deliver financial performance over the long-term.  ESG data and information can provide investors with a more comprehensive view of company performance, and contribute to more accurate long-term valuations.

To promote and encourage the use of high-quality, comparable sustainability data, investors can join the SASB Alliance and Investor Advisory Group (IAG) and actively engage with corporate leaders to foster better corporate reporting and transparency.


Investor Advisory Group

SASB’s Investor Advisory Group (IAG) comprises leading asset owners and asset managers who are committed to improving the quality and comparability of sustainability-related disclosure to investors.


Investor Advisory Group Statement

The SASB Investor Advisory Group (IAG) comprises leading asset owners and asset managers who recognize the need for consistent, comparable and reliable disclosure of material and decision-useful ESG information.  IAG Members:

  • Encourage companies to disclose material and decision-useful ESG information to investors
  • Believe standards would improve the quality and comparability of sustainability-related information
  • Believe SASB’s approach—which is industry-specific and materiality-focused—will help provide investors with relevant and decision-useful information
  • Agree to participate in SASB’s ongoing standards development process, so that outcomes best reflect investor needs
  • Agree to encourage companies to participate in SASB’s ongoing standards development process, so that outcomes reflect both issuer and investor viewpoints
  • Believe that SASB standards can inform integration of sustainability factors into investment and/or stewardship processes, such as corporate engagement and proxy voting

Hugh Young
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Head of Asia


Egon Vavrek
APG (All Pensions Group)
Fundamental Equities, Global Emerging Markets


Anna Snider
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Head of Due Diligence for the Chief Investment Officer, Global Wealth & Investment Management


Jennifer Coulson
BCI (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation)
Senior Manager, ESG Integration | Public Equities


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Michelle Edkins
BlackRock
Managing Director &
Global Head of Investment Stewardship


breckenridgePeter Coffin
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Founder & President


calpersTed Eliopoulos
CalPERS
Chief Investment Officer


calstrsChristopher Ailman
CalSTRS
Chief Investment Officer (IAG Chair)


John Streur
Calvert Research and Management
President & CEO


Robert W. Lovelace
Capital Group
Vice-Chairman


Carole M. Laible
Domini Impact Investments
CEO


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Hugh Lawson
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Managing Director
Global Head of Institutional Client Strategy


Dan Hanson
JANA Partners LLC
Head of Impact Investing
Co-Portfolio Manager, JANA Impact Capital


Rui de Figueiredo
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer, Solutions & Multi-Asset Group


Scott Evans
New York City Retirement Systems
Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer


 
Eivind Lorgen
Nordea Investment Management, North America
CEO


Christopher Shipley
Northern Trust Asset Management
Senior Vice President and Head of Fundamental Equities


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Barbara Zvan
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Chief Risk & Strategy Officer


 
John Skjervem
Oregon State Treasury | Investment Division
Chief Investment Officer


Jameela Pedicini
Perella Weinberg Partners
Executive Director


 
Felix Lanters
PGGM
Head of Equities


 
Christian Stracke
PIMCO
Global Head of Credit Research


 
Margaret Stumpp
QMA (a PGIM company)
Senior Advisor



Lynn Blake
State Street Global Advisors
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Global Head of Beta Solutions



Bruce M. Kahn, Ph.D.
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Portfolio Manager



Tom Franks
TIAA Investments
Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities



Benjamin L. Cotton, CFA
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Senior Managing Director, Liquid Markets
Thomas Henley
Senior Managing Director, Strategic Opportunities


 
Bruno Bertocci
UBS Asset Management
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investors


 
Glenn Booraem
Vanguard
Principal and Head of Corporate Governance


 
Heidi Soumerai
Walden Asset Management
Managing Director, Director of ESG  Research


 
wfassetmgmtKirk Hartman
Wells Fargo Asset Management
President and Chief Investment Officer
Wells Capital Management



David Zellner
Wespath Investment Management
Chief Investment Officer


The SASB Alliance

Expectations from a wide range of corporate stakeholders for more detailed reporting on sustainability have yielded high rates of such reporting. Today, expectations of a wide range of investors for higher quality sustainability data is also growing, resulting in a need for tools through which companies can better translate their work on sustainability into a language and format more usable to investors across asset classes and strategies.

View the Organizational Members of the SASB Alliance