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Sara Teslik
Joele Frank

WHAT ARE INVESTORS SAYING? – MODERATOR

A leading expert in corporate governance and investor relations, Sarah connects clients to their shareholders and stakeholders globally for ESG engagement, drafts key ESG corporate disclosures such as proxy statements, climate-risk reports, annual and CSR reports, shareholder correspondence, executive speeches and presentations. She has spearheaded successful collaborations between companies and their ESG-focused shareholders such as those resulting in the formation of the FracFocus, Disclosing the Facts, and the ONE Future coalition. She has also organized and hosted many in-person meetings at which companies meet their leading shareholders to ensure their backing when ESG issues arise and has co-hosted issuer-shareholder roundtables that draw global audiences. She is the founder, organizer and manager of the annual Women in Governance Lunch for 50 women on Global 100 boards and 50 women who elect them from the leading global asset managers and is the founder and manager of the Energy Governance Group that enables over 50 major energy companies’ executives to compare notes on ESG issues.

Prior to joining Joele Frank, Sarah served as Senior Vice President of Governance and Communications at Apache Corporation, an S&P 500 company. Prior to Apache, she served as CEO of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and had founded and served as Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors for almost two decades.

Sarah received a BA from Whitman College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received an MA from Oxford University and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University.