John is the Head of Corporate Governance, Engagement & Research at Cornerstone Capital Group. He leads a multidisciplinary team that publishes investment research integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into thematic equity research. He also presents widely about the relevance of corporate governance and sustainability to investment performance for academic, foundation, faith-based, corporate and investor audiences.
John is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School, where he teaches an MBA-level course on sustainable investing.
Previously, he was Director of Corporate Governance for TIAA-CREF, the largest private pension system in the United States with assets under management of over $500 billion. Earlier, he was Director of Socially Responsible Investing for Christian Brothers Investment Services, an investment advisor to Catholic institutions, leading its shareholder advocacy, social screening, and proxy voting functions.