The Advisory Board

Allison A. Bennington

Partner & Chief Global Affairs Officer | ValueAct Capital

Allison Bennington is a Partner and the Chief Global Affairs Officer of ValueAct Capital.  Ms. Bennington leads ValueAct Capital’s global strategy and engagement efforts with a diverse set of stakeholders, including corporate shareholders and directors, government officials, business media, academia, and other thought leaders. Prior to her current role, Ms. Bennington was ValueAct Capital’s Chief Legal Officer.  Ms. Bennington is a former director of Seitel, Inc.  Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in May 2004, Ms. Bennington was the General Counsel of Atriax, Ltd., a joint venture of Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Reuters.  Prior to joining Atriax, Ms. Bennington was a Managing Director of Robertson Stephens, a full-service investment bank, where she ran the Legal Department.  She was previously a Partner in the London office of Brobeck Hale and Dorr International.  Ms. Bennington is a recognized expert in the field of corporate governance. She is a member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee and its Market Structure Subcommittee.  She is on the Steering Committee of the Investor Stewardship Group, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance at NYU Law, and the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and Economics at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.  She is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Program for Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School.  Ms. Bennington has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

 

Robert Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice | Said Business School, Oxford University

Robert G. Eccles is a leading authority on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in resource allocation decisions by companies and investors. He is also the world’s foremost academic expert on integrated reporting.
Currently Eccles is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Eccles has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and was a Berkeley Social Impact Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He was a Professor at Harvard Business School and received tenure in 1989.

Eccles serves on the Advisory Board of the JANA Impact Capital Fund and advises the non-profit Impact Management Project. He is on the board of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics, was the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and was one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council. In 2018 Eccles was named by Barron’s as one of the top 20 influencers in ESG investing. Eccles is currently on the advisory board of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Business in Society Institute.

Daniel Hanson

Head of Impact Investing | JANA Partners

Daniel Hanson has been involved in the sustainable investing space for over a decade, including acting as the sole manager and architect of one of the first large sustainable investing funds at BlackRock, as a founding member of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and as the founding Vice-Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) E&S committee. Hanson has more than 20 years of experience in U.S. and global equities, and U.S. credit and mortgage securities. In addition, Hanson is a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and serves as a judge for the Moskowitz Prize. He is involved in a number of initiatives in the area of governance, corporate reporting, and sustainable investing. Hanson is currently on the Advisory Board of Berkeley Law’s Business in Society Institute.

Silvia M. Garrigó

Global Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Social Investment | Millicom (Tigo)

Silvia M. Garrigó has broad experience advising multinational corporations on legal, policy, corporate responsibility, risk management, and public affairs issues. Garrigó has particular experience in creating and maintaining a culture of ethics and corporate responsibility, and building related governance structures, policies, management systems and organizational capabilities. In addition to her service to Berkeley Law,Garrigó serves on the Advisory Board of Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment, the UN Global Compact on Human Rights and Labor Working Group, and the ABA International Advisory Board.

Susan Mac Cormac

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP | Board member of BSR | Member of President’s Council of CERES

Susan Mac Cormac is a partner at Morrison & Foerster where she serves as co-chair of the Clean Technology + Alternative Energy Group and chair of the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Group. Mac Cormac focuses on advising social enterprises and investors on corporate structure, late-stage growth financings, other equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, reorganizations, and joint ventures. She counsels corporations on the intersection of fiduciary duties and environmental sustainability as well as disclosure around ESG. In 2015, the Financial Times named Mac Cormac the Most Innovative North American Lawyer for her work championing impact investing. In 2012 and 2016, she was named by California Lawyer as a Lawyer of the Year for her sustainability work. She is a member of the Ceres President’s Council and has served on the Board of Directors of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”), Earth Genome, and the Biomimicry Institute. She is a professor of social enterprise law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. She also currently serves on the board of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Business in Society Institute.

Jagdeep Singh Bachher

Chief Investment Officer | University of California Office of the President

Jagdeep Singh Bachher is responsible for managing $110 billion across the UC Endowment, Pension, Retirement Savings, Working Capital and Insurance on behalf of the Board of Regents of the University of California. Before joining the UC in March 2014, Bachher held the roles of Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo) in Alberta, Canada. From 2004 to 2009, Bachher worked in the U.S. Wealth Management, Canadian, and Investments divisions of Manulife Financial. Bachher also serves as chairman emeritus of the Institutional Investors Roundtable.

Amy Weaver

President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary

Amy Weaver leads the legal, compliance, internal audit, security and government affairs teams at Salesforce. She is a member of the company’s executive committee.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Weaver was executive vice president and general counsel of Univar Inc., where she was responsible globally for all legal and corporate affairs, governance, corporate transactions, compliance, litigation and employment law matters. Previously Weaver was senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Expedia, Inc. Weaver practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and at Perkins Coie LLP. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a legislative aide to a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council and as a clerk on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

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Amelia Miazad | Founding Director | bisi@berkeley.edu | 510.642.4599