Investors increasingly acknowledge that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can impact a company’s ability to manage risk and deliver financial performance over the long-term. As such, many investors use ESG information to develop a comprehensive view of company performance and to help evaluate a company’s long-term value. Investors can play an important role in enhancing disclosure effectiveness by expecting companies to disclose performance on material ESG factors and by participating in the development of disclosure standards. Accordingly, SASB has created an Investor Advisory Group (IAG). The IAG comprises leading asset owners and asset managers who are committed to improving the quality and comparability of sustainability-related disclosure to investors.


SASB Investor Advisory Group Statement


The SASB Investor Advisory Group (IAG) comprises leading asset owners and asset managers who recognize the need for consistent, comparable and reliable disclosure of material and decision-useful ESG information.

IAG Members:

  • Encourage companies to disclose material and decision-useful ESG information to investors
  • Believe standards would improve the quality and comparability of sustainability-related information
  • Believe SASB’s approach—which is industry-specific and materiality-focused—will help provide investors with relevant and decision-useful information
  • Agree to participate in SASB’s ongoing standards development process, so that outcomes best reflect investor needs
  • Agree to encourage companies to participate in SASB’s ongoing standards development process, so that outcomes reflect both issuer and investor viewpoints
  • Believe that SASB standards can inform integration of sustainability factors into investment and/or stewardship processes, such as corporate engagement and proxy voting

Founding Members


Hugh Young
Aberdeen Asset Management
Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, and Group Head of Investments


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


Bryan Thomson
bcIMC (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation)
Senior Vice President, Public Equities


blackrockMichelle Edkins
BlackRock
Managing Director &
Global Head of Investment Stewardship


breckenridgePeter Coffin
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Founder & President


calpersTed Eliopoulos
CalPERS
Chief Investment Officer


calstrsChristopher Ailman
CalSTRS
Chief Investment Officer (IAG Chair)


John Streur
Calvert Research and Management
President & CEO


Robert W. Lovelace
Capital Group
Vice-Chairman


Carole M. Laible
Domini Impact Investments
CEO


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Hugh Lawson
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Managing Director
Global Head of Institutional Client Strategy


Dan Hanson
Jarislowsky Fraser
Partner



Scott Evans
New York City Retirement Systems
Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer


 
Eivind Lorgen
Nordea Investment Management, North America
CEO


 

 Christopher Shipley
Northern Trust Asset Management
Senior Vice President and Head of Fundamental Equities


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Barbara Zvan
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Senior Vice-President
Strategy & Risk and Chief Investment Risk Officer


 
John Skjervem
Oregon State Treasury | Investment Division
Chief Investment Officer


 
Felix Lanters
PGGM
Head of Equities


 
Christian Stracke
PIMCO
Global Head of Credit Research


 
Margaret Stumpp
QMA
Senior Advisor



Lynn Blake
State Street Global Advisors
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Global Head of Beta Solutions



Tom Franks
TIAA Investments
Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities



Benjamin L. Cotton, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Liquid Markets
Thomas Henley
Senior Managing Director, Strategic Opportunities


 
Bruno Bertocci
UBS Asset Management
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investors


 
Glenn Booraem
Vanguard
Principal and Head of Corporate Governance


 
Heidi Soumerai
Walden Asset Management
Managing Director, Director of ESG  Research


 
wfassetmgmtKirk Hartman
Wells Fargo Asset Management
President and Chief Investment Officer
Wells Capital Management



David Zellner
Wespath Investment Management
Chief Investment Officer