Director of Research
David leads SASB’s Research Team, which includes sector analysts, a technical director, and a stakeholder outreach manager. The Research Team—in conjunction with close oversight by the Standards Board—identifies and researches financially material, industry-specific sustainability risks and opportunities in consultation with issuers, investors, and subject matter experts. The team’s rigorous and transparent process has produced a set of 77 industry-specific standards—including topics and associated metrics—that are designed to be low cost to issuers, and enable investors and issuers to make effective capital allocation decisions. David has been an equity portfolio manager and research analyst for more than twenty years, during which time he led the equity research departments of two multi-billion dollar AUM firms. He has researched, invested in and visited companies in nearly all sectors. 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.