SASB – Promoting Sustainability Accounting Metrics for Managers and Investors
By Kelly Eisenhardt
In today’s world, many investors are looking closely at a company’s sustainability performance and risks. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) continues to advance the use of sustainability accounting standards that are backed by evidence-based research and stakeholder participation.
Himani Phadke is the Research Director of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Her prior roles include financial consulting at LECG, London, and policy development at the UK Treasury. At the Treasury, she developed policy proposals for investment banking reform with legislation subsequently adopted by the UK Parliament. Ms. Phadke also co-founded a renewable energy social enterprise, REwiRE, focused on scaling up energy access solutions in emerging markets. She has an MA in International Policy – Energy and the Environment from Stanford University, an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University (UK) and a BA in Economics and Statistics from Mumbai University (India.)
Kelly Eisenhardt is Co-Founder and Managing Director at BlueCircle Advisors, an environmental compliance and sustainability consulting and training firm based in Massachusetts (www.bluecircleadvisors.com.) In her role at BlueCircle Advisors, she is responsible for providing business intelligence, strategy and implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk programs. Her experience aligns well with her client’s needs for technology, compliance, and sustainability expertise by helping companies create and manage their corporate environmental and social responsibility programs. She specializes in strategy, planning, and reporting for Conflict Minerals, RoHS, and REACH. She is also a member of the Corporate Responsibility Association and participates in the Ratings and Rankings, as well as Responsible Supply Chain committees.