Carbon footprint management and reporting platform provider Persefoni announced today the appointment of ESG integration expert Robert G. Eccles to the company’s Sustainability Advisory Board.

Persefoni’s SaaS platform enables enterprises and institutional investors to measure, analyze, plan, forecast, and report on their carbon footprint, leveraging AI to provide users with contextual sustainability performance scores for their organization and allowing them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor as their financial ones.

Eccles is a leading figure in ESG integration and reporting. He is a founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a non-profit organization, established with the mission to establish industry-specific ESG disclosure standards for companies.  He is currently serving as a visiting professor at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, and as a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.

Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and co-founder of Persefoni, said:

“Bob is one of the foremost experts in the field of sustainable finance and ESG reporting topics, and I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to our Sustainability Advisory Board. Companies and investors need better solutions to meaningfully track and measure sustainability data — and they need them quickly. Bob will make an immediate impact and help us accelerate our mission of making carbon accounting and reporting more accessible across the market.”

Eccles will work with Kawamori and Persefoni’s Chief Sustainability Officer and the former head of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Tim Mohin to oversee the creation of Persefoni’s new Climate & Sustainability Advisory Board. The goal of the new board will be to advise the board and executive team on the integration of sustainability – specifically carbon accounting – into business and investment management.

Eccles said:

“The world of sustainability is changing — rapidly. Investor interest has reached new heights. We’re likely to see new disclosure mandates. And nearly every major company is setting bold Net Zero goals. Unfortunately, very few organizations have the tools in place to adapt to these changes at scale and provide meaningful data. Persefoni’s technology is critical to making decarbonization and ESG integration a reality. I am thrilled to work with this forward-thinking team to prepare for a future that’s already arrived.”