Satyam Khanna is the SIEPR Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Satyam Khanna is the SIEPR Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and an independent sustainability consultant. In 2021, he served as Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG at the Securities & Exchange Commission, the first-ever SEC official dedicated to integrating ESG considerations into the federal securities laws. During his tenure, he played a lead role in developing several pathbreaking ESG policies across the SEC and was detailed to the EPA to advance its efforts to evaluate climate-related financial risks. Prior to his most recent government service, he was a Resident Fellow at NYU Law's Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance. Satyam served on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition on the financial regulators’ review team and was a member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, an external group of experts that advise the SEC on its regulatory priorities. Before NYU, Satyam served as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr., advising on an array of novel issues in securities regulation and corporate governance. He began his public service as a civil servant at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council, where he counseled senior officials on risks to U.S. financial stability. Satyam started his legal career as an associate at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery. He received his B.A. in biology and political science from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.