The Advisory Board and Our Team

Allison A. Bennington

Partner & Chief Legal Officer | ValueAct Capital

Allison A. Bennington is a Partner and the Chief Legal Officer of ValueAct Capital.  Ms. Bennington leads ValueAct Capital’s Legal, Corporate Governance, Government Affairs and Media Relations efforts.  Allison is also a director of Seitel, Inc., serves as a Member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory & Market Structure Committees, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance at NYU Law, and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Program for Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. 

Daniel Hanson

Head of Impact Investing & Co-Portfolio Manager | JANA Impact Capital

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. Dan has more than 20 years experience in U.S. and global equities, and U.S. credit and mortgage securities.  Dan routinely speaks on sustainable investing topics including governance, corporate reporting, and sustainable investing. 

Robert Eccles

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

Robert Eccles is one of the leading academic authorities on integrated reporting, as well as one of the world’s top researchers on sustainability from both a company and investor perspective. Bob is Chairman of Arabesque Partners, the world’s first ESG Quant fund. He joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. An award-winning author of twelve books, including two on integrated reporting, Mr. Eccles has written numerous articles and has a column on Forbes.com. He is the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and also played a central role in establishing the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). In 2011, he was selected as one of the world’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, and in 2014 and 2015 was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. In June of 2018 Bob was identified by Barron’s as among the 20 most influential people in sustainability investing. 

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. She 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, Silvia 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 (“Suz”) 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. Suz 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 Suz as 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. Suz also teaches social enterprise law at Berkeley Law. 

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, Jagdeep 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, Jagdeep worked in the U.S. Wealth Management, Canadian, and Investments divisions of Manulife Financial. Jagdeep also serves as chairman emeritus of the Institutional Investors Roundtable. Jagdeep is widely recognized as a thought-leader in the sustainable investing community.

CONTACT US

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