SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S., today announced the hire of Dan Geiger as Chief of Market Strategy.
As Executive Director of the Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Geiger led the organization to become one of the largest and most powerful chapters in the country. In this role, Geiger influenced leading companies to adopt USGBC's LEED™ system, the global green building certification standard. Most recently, he developed the Building Health Initiative, which mobilized more than thirty corporations and institutions from multiple sectors—including Adobe, Armstrong, CalPERS, Facebook, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and Salesforce—to advance green building as a health issue.
As Chief of Market Strategy, a new leadership role at SASB, Geiger will focus on identifying the services and support that companies, investors, lawyers, and accountants need to use and implement SASB standards.
"Dan's expertise building and mobilizing networks, creating partnerships, and influencing change will help SASB attain adoption of market's first set of sustainability accounting standards," says Dr. Jean Rogers, SASB CEO and Founder.
"I believe SASB has the potential to be the most important tool and leverage point to accelerate the impact of the sustainability movement. It is critically needed by corporations, investors and society as a whole," says Geiger. "An opportunity to contribute to SASB's growth and success is an honor and a natural next step at this stage of my career."
Geiger studied chemical engineering at University of Wisconsin – Madison and has a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and a master's of business administration from the Haas School of Business. He is a founding partner and advisory board member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, and has served on SASB's Advisory Council since its founding.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ is an independent 501(c)3 organization that develops industry-specific standards for use in disclosing material sustainability information in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, and Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairman, serve as chair and vice chair of SASB's Board of Directors, and Dr. Jean Rogers serves as Founder and CEO. More than 2,100 individuals representing $21.7T assets under management and $9.8T market capital have participated in multi-stakeholder industry working groups informing standards development to date. For more information about SASB, visit www.sasb.org, or follow us on YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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