Resource Transformation

SASB is conducting an implementation review of the provisional standards, including stakeholder consultation regarding the content of the standards. Please contact the Sector Analyst with any inquiries or input.

Henrik Cotran

Sector Analyst, Resource Transformation

(415) 830-9220 x 120


Henrik leads standards development and stakeholder outreach for SASB’s Resource Transformation sector, which includes the Chemicals, Aerospace & Defense, Electronic & Electrical Equipment, Industrial Machinery, and Containers & Packaging industries.


In his previous role as a Research Analyst at SASB, Henrik conducted in-depth analysis of sustainability issues across more than 50 industries and contributed to the development of associated sustainability accounting metrics.


Before joining SASB in 2013, Henrik worked as a portfolio analyst for Brown Advisory’s Sustainable Growth fund, identifying and developing investment theses for companies with sustainability-driven outperformance. Henrik holds an BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.



Sector Publications


This page contains SASB’s provisional sustainability accounting standards for the Resource Transformation sector, along with a variety of additional resources for corporations, investors, analysts, and others with an interest in the sustainability profile of these five industries. As SASB is committed to a transparent and open standards development process, this page also contains documents related to the standards development process for the sector.

Provisional Standards Helps public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors.
SASB Navigator SASB’s Research Platform allows you to browse standards, analyze disclosure quality for 4000+ companies’ public filings, examine and benchmark against industry performance, access evidence of financial impact, and receive topic alerts to stay informed on emerging evidence.
Disclosure Topics Provides an overview of the SASB disclosure topics for the five industries in the Resource Transformation sector.
Serves as a mock excerpt from a Form 10-K filing for a chemical company, “The Blair Chemical & Material Company,” that incorporates disclosure to the SASB Standard for Chemicals into its Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A). This document is an example of one type of disclosure SASB standards are designed to enable; it is not intended to provide a template for companies to follow.
Industry Working Group Participants
Contains the names of all the members of SASB’s Resource Transformation industry working groups who participated publicly. These participants contributed as individuals, not as representatives of their present or past companies.
Industry Working Group Due Process Report
Outlines the industry working group process, including recruiting processes, composition of members, and working group survey completion information.
Standards Outcome Report
Documents the changes made to SASB’s standards during the standards development process leading up to the launch of the 90-day Public Comment Period.
Standards Outcome Report Supplement
Contains all feedback received during the industry working groups.
Standards Council Process and Standards Outcome Review
Prepared by the Standards Council, reviews and comments on the findings of the Industry Working Group Due Process Report and Standards Outcome Report.


Exposure Draft Version of Provisional Standards (All Industries)
Public Comments Received
SASB presented exposure drafts of its Resource Transformation standards for public review and comment. The 90 day public comment period began October 7, 2014.
Responses to Public Comment


Provisional Standards Helps public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors.
The Consultation Summary comprises the results of SASB’s deep consultation period that began in Q4 2016. The consultation period set out to gather feedback from stakeholders regarding the materiality of topics and usefulness of the metrics prior to codifying the standards.
The Technical Agenda comprises items that may be appropriate to address for updates to the SASB Standards, which are slated to be codified in Q1 of 2018. Feedback on SASB’s Technical Agenda is welcome on an ongoing basis as it will inform future technical agendas; you may provide feedback by emailing the sector analyst.
SASB presented Exposure Drafts of its Services standards for public review and comment; review the Public Comments received.
SASB’s Response to Public Comments are summarized for your consideration and provide transparency and public insight into the extent and nature of the comments.