Support from Investors

The SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the SASB Alliance comprises leading global asset owners, asset managers, and investment intermediaries who recognize the need for consistent, comparable, and reliable disclosure of financially-material, decision-useful environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information to investors.

SASB Standards IAG members recognize the SASB Standards as being globally applicable as part of a core set of company ESG disclosures and ask issuers to use SASB Standards in disclosures to investors.

SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group Members

Matt Christensen
Allianz Global Investors
Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing

Nina Hodzic
Allianz Global Investors
Director, Head of Sustainable Investment Office

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

John Rogers 
Ariel Investments
Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer

John Oxtoby 
Ariel Investments
Senior Vice President, Director of Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Investing

Leah Yablonka
Ariel Investments
ESG Research Analyst

Christian Kjaer
Head of Liquid Markets, Vice President

Ole Buhl
Head of ESG, Senior Vice President

Rebecca Greenberg
AXA Investment Managers
Investment Grade Credit Analyst

Clémence Humeau
AXA Investment Managers
Responsible Investment Coordinator

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

Jennifer Coulson
BCI (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation)
Vice President, ESG | Public Markets

Michelle Edkins
Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Stewardship

Ray Cameron
Head of Investment Stewardship – The Americas

Heidi Soumerai
Boston Trust Walden
Managing Director

Amy Augustine
Boston Trust Walden
Director of ESG Investing

Peter Coffin
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Founder & President

Rob Fernandez
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Vice President & Director of ESG Research

Faith Ward
Brunel Pension Partnership
Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Dan Bienvenue
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Total Portfolio

Simiso Nzima
Investment Director & Head of Corporate Governance, Global Equity

Christopher Ailman
SASB Standards IAG Chair Emeritus
Chief Investment Officer

Kirsty Jenkinson
Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies

John Streur
Calvert Research & Management
President & CEO

John Wilson
Calvert Research & Management
Vice President, Director of Corporate Engagement

Robert W. Lovelace
Capital Group
Vice Chairman

Heather Lord
Capital Group
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Jessica Ground
Capital Group
Global Head of ESG

Nicole Bradford
Global Head of Responsible Investment

Réjean Nguyen
Director, Investment Stewardship

Richard Manley
CPP Investments
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing

Ben Lambert
CPP Investments
Senior Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Equity

Akifumi Kai
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Group
General Manager, Investment Planning Department

Miyuki Zeniya
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Group
Head of Sustainable Finance

Carole Laible
Domini Impact Investments

Dr. Nolan Ritcey
Domini Impact Investments
Vice President – Impact Research

Eoin Murray
Federated Hermes
Head of Investment

Dr. Michael Viehs
Federated Hermes
Associate Director – ESG Integration

Martin Jarzebowski
Federated Hermes
Director of Responsible Investing

Pam Holding
Fidelity Investments
Co-Head, Equity Division

Nicole Connolly
Fidelity Investments
Head of ESG Investing and Portfolio Manager

Michelle Auger, CFA
Franklin Templeton
Global ESG Strategy Director

Joel Posters
Future Fund
Head of Investment Stewardship & ESG

John Goldstein
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Managing Director, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group

Catherine Winner
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Vice President, Global Head of Stewardship

Michael Cappucci
Harvard Management Company
Managing Director, Compliance and Sustainable Investing

Eva Zlotnicka
Inclusive Capital Partners
Founder & Managing Partner

Dan Hanson
Ivy Investment Management Company
Chief Investment Officer

Gil Scott
Ivy Investment Management Company
Director of Research

Jennifer Wu
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing

Jonathan Grabel
Chief Investment Officer

Scott Zdrazil
Senior Investment Officer

Aaron Meder
Legal & General Investment Management America
Chief Executive Officer

John Hoeppner
Legal & General Investment Management America
Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments

Robert Furdak
Man Group

Jason Mitchell
Man Group
Co-Head of Responsible Investment

Steven Desmyter
Man Group
Co-Head of Responsible Investment

Peter Mennie
Manulife Investment Management
Global Head of ESG and Risk

Margaret Childe
Manulife Investment Management
Managing Director, Head of ESG, Canada

Ted Eliopoulos
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Vice Chair Investment Management & Head of Strategic Partnerships

Emily Chew
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management

Joseph V. Amato
Neuberger Berman
President of Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Chief Investment Officer of Equities

Jonathan Bailey
Neuberger Berman
Managing Director and Head of ESG Investing

Jared Mann
Neuberger Berman
Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst

Tomoaki Fujii
Nissay Asset Management

Toshikazu Hayashi
Nissay Asset Management
Chief Analyst

Eivind Lorgen
SASB Standards IAG Chair
Nordea Asset Management
Director Active Ownership, Responsible Investments

Katarina Hammar
Nordea Asset Management
Head of Responsible Investments

Wilhelm Mohn
Norges Bank Investment Management
Head of Sustainability Initiatives, Corporate Governance

Julie Moret
Northern Trust Asset Management
Global Head of Sustainable Investing and Stewardship

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

Catherine Moyer
Northern Trust Asset Management
Head of North America Stewardship

Thomas Lee
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Noreen Jones
Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Ng
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Director, Strategy and Risk

Walter Viguiliouk
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Principal, Responsible Investing

Anna Totdahl
Oregon State Treasury, Investment Division
Investment Officer, ESG & Sustainability

Dr. Michael Kurz
Senior Advisor Responsible Investments

Del Anderson
Senior Vice President, Credit Research

Katherine Collins
Putnam Investments
Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Investing

Paul Scanlon
Putnam Investments
Head of Credit Research

Margaret Stumpp
QMA (a PGIM company)
Senior Advisor

Nydia Montoya
QMA (a PGIM company)
Senior Governance Officer

Lindsay Patrick
Managing Director & Head, Sustainable Finance

Melanie Adams
RBC Global Asset Management
Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment

Mads Gosvig
RPMI Railpen
Chief Fiduciary Officer

Michael Marshall
RPMI Railpen
Head of Sustainable Ownership

Sarah Bratton Hughes
Head of Sustainability, North America

Andrew Howard
Global Head of Sustainable Investing

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

Ben Colton
State Street Global Advisors
Co-head Asset Stewardship

Rob Walker
State Street Global Advisors
Co-head Asset Stewardship

George Parker
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

Chin Yee Png
Temasek International
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Head Financial Services

Gim Huay Neo
Temasek International
Managing Director, Sustainability

Hershel Harper
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Chief Investment Officer

Malcolm Goepfert
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Deputy Chief Investment Officer

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

Christopher Greenwald
UBS Asset Management
Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Research

Glenn Booraem
Principal & Senior Adviser, Investment Stewardship

Bill Roberts
Principal & Head of Investment Stewardship Policy and Research

Christopher McKnett
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Co-head, Sustainable Investing

Jessica Mann
Wells Fargo Asset Management
Head of Stewardship

David Zellner
Wespath Investment Management
Chief Investment Officer

Nizida Arriaga
Wespath Investment Management
Manager, Fixed Income

SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group Statement

The SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group (IAG) comprises leading global institutional investors who recognize the need for comparable, consistent, and reliable disclosure of financially-material, decision-useful environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information to investors.

SASB Standards IAG members recognize SASB Standards as being globally applicable and ask issuers to include SASB-based disclosures in their ESG communication to investors because:

  • SASB Standards – which are industry-specific and framed upon financial materiality – improve understanding of company performance on ESG issues most relevant to long-term value creation (or destruction). Disclosure via SASB Standards yields improved quality and comparability of ESG data, not only via quantitative performance-focused metrics, but also qualitative measures providing insights into context around performance.
  • SASB Standards are important tools for improving price discovery and valuations across asset classes and global capital markets. The Standards enable integration of ESG considerations into investment and stewardship decisions across global portfolios.
  • Other reporting standards and frameworks may complement SASB Standards but are not replacements for them.

SASB Standards IAG members encourage companies, investors, and other market participants to engage in SASB’s ongoing standards development and improvement process, so that the SASB Standards best reflect evolving market needs.

SASB Standards IAG Working Groups

  • Asia Pacific Working Group
  • Corporate Engagement Working Group
  • Data Provider Engagement Working Group
  • European and UK Working Group
  • Exchanges Working Group
  • Messaging Working Group
  • U.S. Policy and Regulatory Working Group

For more information on these working groups, please contact: [email protected].

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

Hear from founding members of SASB Standards IAG