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Director of US Policy and Outreach at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

About SASB

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s mission is to help businesses around the world identify, manage, and report on the sustainability topics that matter most to their investors. SASB Standards identify the subset of environmental, social, and governance issues most relevant to financial performance in each of 77 industries. SASB is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Standards matter because progress on disclosure brings us closer to progress on performance. When investors can compare companies and direct capital to the ones best managing business-critical sustainability issues, capital markets and society are more resilient as a result. At SASB, we believe the capital markets are a powerful lever of change for a more sustainable and just world. We need transparency at scale to enable this lever.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing organization that has quickly gained market support. Leading global investors support SASB Standards as a core component of corporate disclosure. We develop products, resources, and education to support the adoption and use of our Standards and are funded by a mix of earned income and grants. We have a talented staff and executive team, with our work overseen by two high-profile boards, with previous experience at the FASB and SEC, and the Big 4 accounting firms, major asset owners and asset managers, companies, and academia. Our work is supported by major institutions and forward-thinking individuals.

Are you right for our mission and this role? Please make your case in your cover letter.

Job Summary

Your idealism drives you with a strong desire to improve the world, and you are also  a pragmatist: someone who understands how decisions are made and who makes them, whether through legislation, regulation, or other policymaking. You know the levers of change —and how to work with others to achieve consensus and results. You have a wonkish side and dive into research and technical papers so you can analyze a situation and marshal facts and evidence in support of your goals. But at your core you are a people person—reaching out and cultivating relationships, where you can fully engage in nuance, uncover details, and make a case for your cause. You may have worked on other issues in the past, but you are strongly drawn by SASB’s belief that the capital markets are a powerful lever for building a more sustainable and just world.

SASB seeks a Director of US Policy and Outreach to drive its policy efforts in the US. You will work with our CEO, communications team, and Board to influence policy and policymakers across the worlds of  accounting, financial regulation, business and capital markets.

Learn more and apply here.