David leads SASB’s Research Team, which includes sector analysts, a technical director, and a stakeholder outreach manager who oversees SASB’s currently forming Sector Advisory Groups. The Research Team researches financially material sustainability risks and opportunities in consultation with companies, investors, and subject matter experts. SASB’s rigorous and transparent process, overseen by an independent Standards Board, has produced a set of 77 industry-specific standards designed to be low cost to companies to report and enable investors and companies to make effective capital allocation decisions. David was a fundamental equity portfolio manager and research analyst for 25-years, during which time he led the equity research departments of two multi-billion-dollar AUM firms. David has researched and invested in companies in nearly all sectors. He is a member of the CFA Institute Corporate Disclosure Policy Committee. David holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.