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

Eivind Lorgen
SASB Standards IAG Chair


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

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


Christopher McKnett
Allspring Global Investments
Co-head, Sustainable Investing

Jessica Mann
Allspring Global Investments
Head of Stewardship


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


Toru Terasawa
Asset Management One
Head of Responsible Investment


Christian Kjaer
ATP
Head of Liquid Markets, Vice President

Ole Buhl
ATP
Head of ESG, Senior Vice President


Clémence Humeau
AXA Investment Managers
Head of RI Coordination and Governance


Andrew Cave
Baillie Gifford
Head of Governance and Sustainability

Kajetan Czyż
Baillie Gifford
Senior Income G&S Specialist


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)
Senior Managing Director, ESG | Public Markets


Michelle Edkins
BlackRock
Managing Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

Shinbo Won
BlackRock
Director, Head of Asia ex-Japan, BlackRock Investment Stewardship


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
CalPERS
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Total Portfolio

Anne Simpson
CalPERS
Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability

Simiso Nzima
CalPERS
Managing Investment Director, Global Equity


Christopher Ailman
SASB Standards IAG Chair Emeritus
CalSTRS
Chief Investment Officer

Kirsty Jenkinson
CalSTRS
Investment Director, Sustainable Investment & Stewardship Strategies


John Streur
Calvert Research & Management
President & CEO

Emily Chew
Calvert Research & Management
Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management

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
CBUS
Global Head of Responsible Investment


Réjean Nguyen
CDPQ
Director, Investment Stewardship


Richard Manley
CPP Investments
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing, Global Leadership Team


Akifumi Kai
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
General Manager, Investment Planning Department

Miyuki Zeniya
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
Head of Sustainable Finance


Carole Laible
Domini Impact Investments
CEO

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

Rina Kuperferschmid-Rojas
Fidelity Investments
Chief Sustainability Officer

David King
Fidelity Investments
Head of ESG Stewardship


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
LACERA
Chief Investment Officer

Scott Zdrazil
LACERA
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
CIO for ESG

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


Masahiro Kato
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Head of Responsible Investment

Masayuki Nakamura
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Manager, Responsible Investment


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

Rui de Figueiredo
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Co-Head and CIO of the Solutions & Multi-Asset Group


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
Co-CIO

Toshikazu Hayashi
Nissay Asset Management
Chief Analyst


Katarina Hammar
Nordea Asset Management
Head of Responsible Investments

Thrainn Halldorsson
Nordea Asset Management
Data Scientist, Responsible Investments


Carine Smith Ihenacho
Norges Bank Investment Management
Chief Governance and Compliance Officer

Wilhelm Mohn
Norges Bank Investment Management
Global Co-Head of Corporate Governance

Séverine Neervoort
Norges Bank Investment Management
Senior Analyst, 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
NYSTRS
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Noreen Jones
NYSTRS
Chief Financial Officer


Deborah Ng
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Head of Responsible Investing

Walter Viguiliouk
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Principal, Responsible Investing


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


Dr. Michael Kurz
PGGM
Senior Advisor Responsible Investments

Pieter van Stijn
PGGM
ESG Integration Specialist


Margaret Stumpp
PGIM Quantitative Solutions
Senior Advisor

Nydia Montoya
PGIM Quantitative Solutions
Senior Governance Officer


Del Anderson
PIMCO
Senior Vice President, Credit Research


Katherine Collins
Putnam Investments
Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Investing

Paul Scanlon
Putnam Investments
Head of Credit Research


Mads Gosvig
Railpen
Chief Fiduciary Officer

Michael Marshall
Railpen
Head of Sustainable Ownership


Lindsay Patrick
RBC
Managing Director & Head, Sustainable Finance

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


Sarah Bratton Hughes
Schroders
Head of Sustainability, North America

Andrew Howard
Schroders
Global Head of Sustainable Investing


Karen Wong
State Street Global Advisors
Global Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing

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


Maria Elena Drew
TRPA
Director of Research, Responsible Investing

Chris Whitehouse
TRPIM
Head of ESG


Png Chin Yee
Temasek International
Deputy Chief Financial Officer


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


John Galloway
Vanguard
Head of Investment Stewardship

Bill Roberts
Vanguard
Principal & Head of Investment Stewardship Policy and Research


Wendy Cromwell
Wellington Management Company
Vice Chair; Senior Managing Director; Partner; Sustainable Investment; and Portfolio Manager

A. Carolina San Martin, CFA
Wellington Management Company
Managing Director and Director, ESG Research

Luke Stellini
Wellington Management Company
Managing Director and Director, Sustainable Investments


David Zellner
Wespath
Chief Investment Officer

Nizida Arriaga
Wespath
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