Robert Eccles

Job Title Chairman
Current Employer Arabesque Asset Management

Robert G. Eccles is the first Non-Executive Chairman of Arabesque Partners, the first ESG Quant Fund with headquarters in London and a research group in Frankfurt. He is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He first joined the faculty in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. Right after receiving tenure, Professor Eccles started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic that remains of great interest to him from a research, managerial practice, and public policy perspective. An award-winning author of twelve books, he is the world’s foremost expert on integrated reporting and one of the world’s leaders on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies. His most recent book, with Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot, is The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives and Materiality. 

Bob is the founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and was involved in establishing the International Integrated Reporting Council. One of his current priorities is “The Statement of Significant Audiences and Materiality Campaign” being done in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible for Investment and the UN Global Compact.

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.