Verity Chegar

Verity Chegar was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective 15 July 2022.


Prior to becoming an ISSB member, Ms Chegar held a variety of ESG investment leadership positions. Most recently, she led the California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS) policy on sustainable investment and stewardship issues and managed the pension fund’s work to reach its net zero ambition.


Before that Ms Chegar worked at BlackRock, where she integrated ESG into the investment process across the firm’s global portfolio management group of public and private investment teams and advanced the consideration of material environmental and social issues for engagement and proxy voting teams. Before BlackRock, she was a sustainability research analyst at Allianz Global Investors, rating the sustainability performance and outlook of global technology and global healthcare companies for investment implications.


Ms Chegar also has a wealth of sustainability standard-setting expertise. She began participating in SASB’s standard-setting process in 2014 as a member of the SASB Standards Council’s Sub-Committee on Metrics. She went on to serve as an inaugural member of the SASB Standards Board from 2017 and as Co-Vice Chair from 2018 to 2022. She also served as Board Liaison to the SASB Standards Investor Advisory Group.


She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in the US.