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Submitted by: AccountAbility
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 – 09:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Mar. 27 /CSRwire/ - Ted Grant, a respected leader in the business and not-for-profit sectors joins AccountAbility as Director of Global Research and Development, AccountAbility CEO Sunny Misser announced today. In his new role, Grant will be responsible for growing the portfolio of research products and services, while working closely with Advisory Services and Standards to provide tailored research and intelligence that further enhance those offerings.
“We are delighted to have Ted join AccountAbility to enhance the insight and solutions we provide to clients and stakeholders around the world," said Misser. "His deep understanding of global issues and emerging trends are well suited to leading the firm’s Research and Development agenda at a time of significant change in the world."
With more than 25 years of experience in business and philanthropy, Grant’s career placed him as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior executives. Prior to joining AccountAbility, Grant was Special Assistant to the President of the Rockefeller Foundation. His responsibilities included strategic advisory and planning activities, executive communications, governance matters, relationship management and strategic partner development.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation in 2009, Grant spent 25 years at JPMorgan Chase, where he held a variety of positions which included over a decade working with CEOs and members of the senior executive team on a broad range of strategic, governance and operational matters during a period of transformational change in the industry. In the sustainability field, Grant has served as a member of the Interim Standards Board for the AA1000 Standards, a position he has relinquished as part of his transition to AccountAbility.
“AccountAbility has a long history of thought leadership and innovative solutions in the areas of governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility," Grant said. "This is a unique opportunity for me to help further enhance the firm’s leadership as these issues take on even greater importance around the world.”
Since 1995, AccountAbility has been working with corporations, non-profits and governments to embed responsible and sustainable policies and practices into their organizations through leading-edge research, widely-recognized standards and strategic advisory services. It maintains a global presence with offices in London, New York, Washington, D.C., Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Zurich, Dubai, and Riyadh.
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