Sustainable Finance Research Seminar

The sustainable finance research seminar is a place where thought-provoking working papers on the topic of sustainable finance are presented and discussed. This fall edition contains a mix of theoretical and empirical papers by both senior and junior scholars. Key themes include the impact of sustainable finance on the real economy, the implications of climate risks, and investor preferences for sustainability.

Presentations take place on Thursdays at 4pm (Zurich time) and last 60 minutes.

The seminar is hosted online and can be attended free of charge. Discussions are at an academic level, but everybody with an interest in the topic is welcome to join.
Register HERE to receive weekly invitations to the seminar talks.
 

FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

By passing an oral exam during the exam session, doctoral students earn 3 ECTS. The seminar can be found in the course catalogue of the University of Zurich as DOEC0912.

You can find previous seminar programs here (PDF, 573 KB).

Seminar Program

Date Speaker Topic of Seminar
17.09.2020

Prof. Dr. Luc Renneboog Tilburg University

Shareholder Engagement in Environmental, Social and Governance
Performance
24.09.2020

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens, Florian Rümmelein

University of Zurich

When Greta meets Warren: The impact of sustainable investing on investment factors like value
01.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Augustin Landier

HEC Paris

ESG-Investing: How to optimize impact?
08.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Ruishen Zhang

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Firm-level Climate Change Exposure
15.10.2020

Olivier David Zerbib

Tilburg University

Environmental Impact Investing
22.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dyck University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Tbd.
29.10.2020

Prof. Oliver D. Hart,
Prof. Luigi Zingales,
Prof. Eleonora Broccardo

Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Trento

Exit vs Voice
05.11.2020

Prof. Dr. Markus Leippold

University of Zurich

Does CDS Market Reflect Regulatory Climate Risk Disclosures?
12.11.2020

Florian Heeb

University of Zurich

Shades of Green: Do Investors Value How Sustainable Investments Are?
19.11.2020 Tbd. Tbd.
26.11.2020

Prof. Dr. Burcin Yurtoglu

WHU- Otto Beisheim School of Management

Tbd.
03.12.2020

Prof. Dr. Marco Wilkens, PD Dr. Martin Rohleder, Jonas Zink

University of Augsburg

The Effects of Decarbonizing Institutional Portfolios on Stock Prices and Carbon
Emissions
10.12.2020 Tbd. Tbd.
17.12.2020

Dr. Nora Pankratz

University of California Los Angeles

Climate Change and Adaption in Global Supply-Chain Networks