Jean Rogers

"The capital markets need to evolve in order to help the shared value movement succeed. The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and the Financial Accounting Standards Board of 1973 both emerged at times of crisis to promote transparency and standardize financial reporting. We’re at a similar moment in history."

Dr. Jean Rogers is the CEO of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board). In less than two years SASB developed from an idea formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School of Government into a globally-respected, ANSI-accredited, independent standards-setting organization with a staff of nearly 30, a budget of $5.8 million, 150 advisors and over 1,000 corporate and investor participants in the standards-setting process to date representing over $12.5T in assets under management and $5.5T in market capitalization.

Jean draws upon her 20 years’ experience in sustainability and management consulting across a wide range of industries including utilities, extractives, financials, and real estate.  She has worked with international clients to integrate sustainability into strategy and operations, minimizing risk and maximizing returns across the triple bottom line.  Jean’s leadership experience includes 10 years as a Principal at Arup, a global engineering consultancy focused on sustainable development. Jean was also a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices to help leading companies improve business and product performance through sustainability.

Jean is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an ME in Environmental Engineering and a BE in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

Dr. Rogers believes that with the right accounting infrastructure in place, we can start acting on shared value. Read her interview: “Comparable Information Crucial to Shared Value Success.”

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