Dr. Jean Rogers

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Jean_RogersBarb Brown and Margie Flynn, co-founders of BrownFlynn, a corporate sustainability and governance consulting firm, have experienced incredible success in the 20-year history of their Cleveland-based company.

So, when they embarked on their first book project, they knew they wanted to encourage aspiring leaders to achieve their own success. But the business partners chose not to showcase their own career paths, but rather to tell the uplifting stories from other top-ranking women executives.

The result: Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen to be Women), a book featuring advice and insight from 25 of the nation’s most accomplished and influential women in business.

Included in the book is Dr. Jean Rogers, CEO and founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that’s mission is to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors.

Throughout Uplifting Leaders, Jean shares her personal experiences as a business leader—with subjects ranging from listening to legacy building.

On the topic of transformation, she says, “Change needs to come from a place of authenticity and from caring about issues personally. Without authenticity it’s very difficult to have the fortitude, the staying power, and the believability to make it happen.”

Jean founded the SASB in 2010 from an idea that formulated in collaboration with the Harvard University Initiative for Responsible Investment.

Prior to founding SASB, Jean served as a principal at Arup, a global engineering firm focused on sustainable development and was a management consultant at Deloitte, working in the environmental and manufacturing practices.

Jean is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, and was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2015.



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