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
Intro video
01.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Augustin Landier

HEC Paris

ESG-Investing: How to optimize impact?

Seminar recording

08.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Ruishen Zhang

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Firm-level Climate Change Exposure

Intro-Video

Seminar recording

15.10.2020

Olivier David Zerbib

Tilburg University

Environmental Impact Investing

Intro-Video

22.10.2020

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

Collective Activism

Seminar recording

29.10.2020

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

Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Trento

Exit vs Voice

Seminar recording

05.11.2020

Prof. Dr. Markus Leippold

University of Zurich

Ask BERT: How Regulatory Disclosure of Transition and Physical Climate Risks affects the CDS Term Structure
12.11.2020

Florian Heeb

University of Zurich

Are Investors Sensitive to Impact?
19.11.2020

Isabella Kooij

University of Zurich

The Role of Sustainability Information for Investment Decisions
26.11.2020

Prof. Harrison G. Hong

Prof. Neng Wang

Columbia University in the City of New York

Jinqiang Yang

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

 

Mitigating Disaster Risks in the Age of Climate Change
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

Philipp Zhang,

University of Zurich

Christoph Meinerding

Yves Schüler

Deutsche Bundesbank

Shocks to Transition Risk
17.12.2020

Dr. Nora Pankratz

University of California Los Angeles

Climate Change and Adaptation in Global Supply-Chain Networks