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This listing of SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group (IAG) members includes updates through 7 March 2023, at which time the SASB IAG transitioned into the ISSB Investor Advisory Group (IIAG). For a current view of IIAG members, please see this page of the IFRS website.

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 recognised 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 recognised 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 (UPP) President and CEO
Eivind Lorgen Eivind Lorgen Chair Emeritus
Roberts Capital Advisors Co-Founder/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 Systems 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
Head of Sustainability Strategy, Stewardship and Implementation

Jessica Mann
Allspring Global Investments
Head of Stewardship

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

Herman Bots
APG (All Pensions Group)
Head of Fundamental Equities

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

Yuki Ikehata
Asset Management One
ESG Analyst

Christian Kjaer
Head of Liquid Markets, Senior Vice President

Ole Buhl
Head of ESG, Senior Vice President

Clémence Humeau
AXA Investment Managers
Head of Sustainability Coordination and Governance

Catherine Flockhart
Baillie Gifford
Partner and Head of ESG

Marianne Harper Gow
Baillie Gifford
ESG Specialist

Anna K. 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 & Global Head of ESG

Michelle Edkins
Managing Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

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

Amy D. Augustine
Boston Trust Walden
Director, ESG Investing

Jared Fernandez
Boston Trust Walden
Manager, Proxy Voting & Senior ESG Analyst

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 CIO, Capital Markets

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

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

John Wilson
Calvert Research & Management
Executive Director, 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
Head of Responsible Investment

Bertrand Millot
Head of Sustainability

Richard Manley
CPP Investments
Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Sustainable Investing

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 ESG Integration

Martin Jarzebowski
Federated Hermes
Director of Responsible Investing

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
Managing Director, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group

Catherine Winner
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Managing Director, 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
Global 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
Principal 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
Head of Responsible Investment Research

Steven Desmyter
Man Group
Senior Managing Director and member of ESG Leadership Committee

Peter Mennie
Manulife Investment Management
Chief Sustainable Investment Officer, Public Markets

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, Fellow
Asset Management Business Division

Masayuki Nakamura
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Manager, Responsible Investment

Miyuki Zeniya
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Group Chief Sustainability Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and Chief Sustainability Officer of MUFG Bank, Ltd.

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

George Iguchi
Nissay Asset Management
Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Executive Director

Tomoaki Fujii
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Head of ESG Investment

Toshikazu Hayashi
Nippon Life Global Investors Europe Plc
Chief Director

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 Head of Corporate Governance

Elisa Cencig
Norges Bank Investment Management
Senior ESG Policy Advisor

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

Philip Vernardis
Northern Trust Asset Management
SVP and Head of EMEA Investment Stewardship

Catherine Moyer
Northern Trust Asset Management
Head of North America Stewardship

Thomas Lee
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Han Yik
Senior Advisor to the ED/CIO – 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
Executive Vice President

Katherine Collins
Putnam Investments
Head of Sustainable Investing

Jackie VanderBurg
Putnam Investments
Head of Sustainability Strategy

Jo Anne Ferullo
Putnam Investments
Director of Sustainable Investing

Michael Marshall
Head of Investment Risk and 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

Margot Von Aesch
Head of Sustainable Investment Management

Marina Severinovsky
Head of Sustainability, North America

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

Maria Elena Drew
T. Rowe Price Associates (TRPA)
Director of Research, Responsible Investing

Chris Whitehouse
T. Rowe Price Investment Management (TRPIM)
Head of ESG

Png Chin Yee
Temasek International
Temasek, Chief Financial Officer

Lucy Thomas
UBS Asset Management
Head of Sustainable Investing and Impact

John Galloway
Principal & Global Head of Investment Stewardship

Bill Roberts
Vice Chair and Head of Sustainable Investment

Wendy Cromwell
Wellington Management Company
Vice Chair and Head of Sustainable Investment

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

David Zellner
Chief Investment Officer

SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group Statement

The SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group (IAG) comprises leading global institutional investors who recognise 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 recognise 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 Organisational Members of the SASB Alliance

Hear from founding members of SASB Standards IAG