The SASB Foundation
Janine Guillot joined SASB in late 2015, after a career that began in public accounting and then transitioned to operating, strategy, risk management and finance roles at financial institutions including Bank of America and Barclays Global Investors, where she served as chief operating officer for the European and Global Fixed Income businesses. She served as chief operating investment officer for the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and while there oversaw the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of sustainability and governance factors into investment decision-making.
Janine's initial role at SASB was leading SASB's outreach to investors. Under her leadership, SASB created an Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of leading asset owners and managers calling for market standards for ESG disclosure. The group stands at 44 members representing $33 trillion in assets under management. Her focus has expanded greatly since the earliest days, to encompass policy and outreach for all stakeholder groups as well as leading efforts to drive adoption of the SASB standards. Within less than a year of the standards being codified, over 100 companies have begun publicly reporting with SASB standards and hundreds more have made public statements about the relevance of SASB standards and consideration for use.