Robert Eccles

Robert Eccles is the leading academic authority 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, Bob has written numerous articles and has a column on 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. His most recent book is The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality (with Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot) published in 2014. Bob was nominated by the Center for Responsible Business.