Associate Director, APAC Lead, ESG Indices
Ryan Christianson is Associate Director and APAC Lead for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). His team is responsible for the development, launch, and support of sustainable indices in line with the needs of global institutional and retail investors.
Prior to his current role, Ryan was Senior Account Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence, managing the business development of ESG data for the Asia Pacific region. Responsible for sales in strategic markets including Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Australia, he worked extensively with institutional investors to accelerate the integration of ESG into business processes and support sustainability reporting in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. He also previously held commercial sales roles within S&P DJI out of the Tokyo and New York offices, with a focus on growing the distribution of various index-linked investment products.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Boston University. He was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese and English.