Support from Investors

The 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.

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.


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
ATP
Head of Liquid Markets, Vice President

Ole Buhl
ATP
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
BlackRock
Managing Director & Global Head of Investment Stewardship

Ray Cameron
BlackRock
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
CalPERS
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Total Portfolio

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


Christopher Ailman
IAG Chair Emeritus
CalSTRS
Chief Investment Officer

Kirsty Jenkinson
CalSTRS
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
CBUS
Global Head of Responsible Investment


Réjean Nguyen
CDPQ
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
CEO

Corey Klemmer
Domini Impact Investments
Director of Engagement


Eoin Murray
Federated Hermes
Head of Investment

Dr. Michael Viehs
Federated Hermes
Associate Director – ESG Integration


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
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


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


Alex Doñé
New York City Retirement Systems
Deputy Comptroller & Chief Investment Officer, NYC Bureau of Asset Management

Michael Garland
New York City Retirement Systems
Assistant Comptroller – Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, NYC Office of the Comptroller


Tomoaki Fujii
Nissay Asset Management
Co-CIO

Toshikazu Hayashi
Nissay Asset Management
Chief Analyst


Eivind Lorgen
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
NYSTRS
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Noreen Jones
NYSTRS
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
PGGM
Senior Advisor Responsible Investments


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


Margaret Stumpp
QMA (a PGIM company)
Senior Advisor

Nydia Montoya
QMA (a PGIM company)
Senior Governance Officer


Lindsay Patrick
RBC
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
Schroders
Head of Sustainability, North America

Andrew Howard
Schroders
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
Vanguard
Principal & Senior Adviser, Investment Stewardship

Bill Roberts
Vanguard
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


Investor Advisory Group Statement

The SASB 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.

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.

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.


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's IAG