Robert G. Eccles is Chairman of Arabesque Partners, the world’s first “ESG Quant” fund. He is also Chairman of KKS Advisors and is a member of the board of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council. In 2011, Dr. Eccles was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior – 2012 for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. In 2013, he was named the first non-accountant Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), one of only nine since 1999.
Robert G. Eccles, who describes himself as a “capital market activist,” is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, where he is helping them start the Oxford Said Corporate Accounting and Reporting (OSCAR) Programme. Eccles is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. He was a Professor at Harvard Business School and received tenure in 1989. He left in 1993 to work in the private sector and re-joined the Harvard faculty in 2007 from which he retired in 2016.
After receiving tenure, Professor Eccles started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic which remains of great interest to him from a research, managerial practice, and public policy perspective. He wrote the first book on integrated reporting, One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy, which was the winner of the 2010 PROSE award in the category of Business, Finance, & Management. His most recent book published in November 2014 is The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality. Eccles has also written extensively about sustainability from both a company and investor perspective, including on his column on Forbes.com where he is a regular contributor.
Dr. Eccles received an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.