IFRS Foundation

Support from Investors

The ISSB Investor Advisory Group (IIAG) is a group of leading asset owners and asset managers in various markets who are committed to improving the quality and comparability of sustainability-related financial disclosures. The IIAG serves as an advisory body to the ISSB:

  • providing strategic guidance on developing IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards; and
  • helping to ensure that the investor perspective is articulated clearly and is considered in the ISSB’s standard-setting process.

The IIAG also helps achieve widespread adoption of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards by encouraging organisations to use the Standards to communicate performance to investors on sustainability-related issues that affect enterprise value.

Before the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) merged with the IFRS Foundation, the IIAG served as the SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group. The SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group (IAG) existed from 2016-2022.This group was comprised of leading global asset owners, asset managers, and investment intermediaries who recognized the need for consistent, comparable, and reliable disclosure of financially-material, decision-useful environmental, social, and governance information to investors.

Read the SASB IAG letter in support of the IFRS Sustainability Exposure Drafts
Read the SASB IAG open letter in support of the ISSB

SASB IAG members recognized SASB Standards as part of a core set of sustainability disclosures and asked issuers to use SASB Standards in disclosures to investors. As of July 31, 2022, the membership of the SASB Standards IAG was as follows.

SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group Leadership

Richard Manley Richard Manley SASB Standards IAG Chair
CPP Investments
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing, Global Leadership Team
Carine Smith Ihenacho Carine Smith Ihenacho SASB Standards IAG Vice Chair
Norges Bank Investment Management
Chief Governance and Compliance Officer
Christopher Ailman Christopher Ailman Founding IAG Chair Emeritus
Chief Investment Officer
Barbara Zvan Barbara Zvan Chair Emeritus
University Pension Plan Ontario
President and CEO
Eivind Lorgen Eivind Lorgen Chair Emeritus
Roberts Capital Advisors
Partner/Chief Growth Sustainability Officer
Hans Op ‘t Veld Hans Op 't Veld Vice Chair Emeritus
Principal Director Responsible Investment
John Skjervem John Skjervem Vice Chair Emeritus
Utah Retirement System
Chief Investment Officer

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

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

Takeo Omori
Asset Management One
Head of Responsible Investment

Christian Kjaer
Head of Liquid Markets, Senior Vice President

Ole Buhl
Head of ESG, Senior Vice President

Clémence Humeau
AXA Investment Managers
Head of RI Coordination and Governance

Catherine Flockhart
Baillie Gifford
Partner and Head of ESG

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
Managing Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

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

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
Managing Investment Director, 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

Emily Chew
Calvert Research & Management
Executive Vice President, Chief Responsible Investment Officer

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

Robert W. Lovelace
Capital Group
Vice Chairman

Jessica Ground
Capital Group
Global Head of ESG

Ali Weiner
Capital Group
Head of ESG Engagement

Megan Starr
The Carlyle Group
Global Head of Impact

Rosalind McKay
Acting Global Head of Responsible Investment

Bertrand Millot
Head of Sustainability

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

Kouhei Horikawa
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
General Manager, Investment Planning Department

Carole Laible
Domini Impact Investments

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

Eoin Murray
Federated Hermes
Head of Investment

Gemma Corrigan
Federated Hermes
Head of Policy and Advocacy

Martin Jarzebowski
Federated Hermes
Director of Responsible Investing

Pam Holding
Fidelity Investments
Co-Head, Equity Division

Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas
Fidelity Investments
Chief Sustainability Officer

David King
Fidelity Investments
Head of ESG Stewardship

Anne Simpson
Franklin Templeton
Global Head of Sustainability

Kirsten Simpson
Future Fund
Head of Investment Stewardship and ESG

Clara Barby
Generation Investment Management
Just Climate, Senior Partner

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

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

Roland Rott
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Head of Sustainable Investing Research

Ken Mehlman
Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head of KKR Global Impact

Jonathan Grabel
Chief Investment Officer

Scott Zdrazil
Senior Investment Officer

Madeleine King
Legal & General Investment Management
Head of Research and Engagement

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

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

Frederick W. Isleib III, CFA
Manulife Investment Management
Global Head of ESG Integration

Walter Viguiliouk
Manulife Investment Management
Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, Private Markets

Masahiro Kato
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Head of Responsible Investment

Masayuki Nakamura
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Manager, Responsible Investment

Miyuki Zeniya
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Chief Sustainability Officer

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

Jonathan Bailey
Neuberger Berman
Managing Director and Head of ESG Investing

Jared Mann
Neuberger Berman
Managing Director, Global Research ESG Engagement Director & Senior Analyst

Dan Hanson
Neuberger Berman
Head of U.S. Sustainable Equity

Tomoaki Fujii
Nissay Asset Management

Toshikazu Hayashi
Nippon Life Global Investors Europe Plc
Chief Director

George Iguchi
Nissay Asset Management
Chief Corporate Governance Officer

Cecilia Fryklöf
Nordea Asset Management
Head of Active Ownership, 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
Lead ESG Policy Advisor

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

Han Yik
Senior Advisor, Stewardship

Miekela Singh
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Principal, Corporate Governance, Total Fund Management

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

Brenda Kramer
Senior Advisor Responsible Investment

José de Bruin
Senior Investment Risk Manager

Nydia Montoya
PGIM Quantitative Solutions
Senior Governance Officer

Patrick Pfeifer
PGIM Quantitative Solutions
Principal, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Research

Del Anderson
Senior Vice President, Credit Research

Katherine Collins
Putnam Investments
Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Investing

Mads Gosvig
Chief Fiduciary Officer

Michael Marshall
Head of Sustainable Ownership

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

Sarah E. Thompson
RBC Capital Markets
Managing Director, Sustainable Finance

Andrew Howard
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

Maria Elena Drew
Director of Research, Responsible Investing

Chris Whitehouse
Head of ESG

Png Chin Yee
Temasek International
Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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

Lucy Thomas
UBS Asset Management
Head of Sustainable Investing

John Galloway
Head of Investment Stewardship

Bill Roberts
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

David Zellner
Chief Investment Officer

Nizida Arriaga
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