Novata, a public benefit corporation and technology platform that provides private markets stakeholders with intuitive and effective environmental, social and governance (ESG) data management solutions, has formed the Novata ESG Advisory Council.
The Council comprises leading experts in ESG with broad-based experience in academia, research, public and private company stewardship, investment management, and impact-driven initiatives. The global Council will operate as an independent sounding board for Novata and will advise on the most effective way to help private companies and their owners navigate, operationalise, and extract value from ESG data.
Founding members of the Council include:
Margot Brandenburg, Senior Program Officer, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation; and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council
Dame Elizabeth Corley, Chair of the Impact Investing Institute; former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, and Chair designate at Schroders plc
Pete Dunbar, Head of Private Equity, UNPRI
Robert G Eccles, Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB); Co-Founder of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IRRC); and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council
Linda Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder of Paradox Strategies
John W McArthur, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution
Ben Meng, Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Chairman of Asia Pacific, Franklin Templeton; Former CIO CalPERS, Deputy CIO at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE)
Gonzalo Muñoz, President at TriCiclos; Partner at Manuia; CoFounder at SistemaB; United Nations High Level Climate Action Champion for COP25
Allison Spector, Head of ESG, One Rock Capital Partners
Backed by a consortium that includes the Ford Foundation, S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) and Omidyar Network, and with the support of more than a dozen private equity firms and pension funds, Novata is the leading ESG data management platform built specifically for the private markets. The Novata ESG Advisory Council underscores the company’s operating principles of collaboration, working across sectors, and partnering with key subject matter experts to empower private companies and their investors to address critical ESG challenges.