What

The roundtable will be held on the morning of the ESG Investing Forum, and followed by a group lunch. The purpose of the meeting is for members of the Academic Research Network to discuss their leading edge, actionable academic research using Truvalue Labs’ data.

Where

One Moorgate Place
Chartered Accountants Hall
1 Moorgate Place
London EC2R 6EA

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Presenters

Researchers will share their papers and in-progress reports.  We will continuously update this as we confirm with Academic Research Network members on upcoming and recently published research. 

Witold J. Henisz, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

ESG and Value Creation: Evidence from the S&P 1500

Costanza Consolandi, PhD

University of Siena, Department of Business and Law 

The Relevance of Financially-Weighted Materiality: An Asset Allocation Perspective

Robert Eccles, PhD

University of Oxford, Said School of Business

The Relevance of Financially-Weighted Materiality: An Asset Allocation Perspective

Michael Urban, PhD

Oxford University

Sustainable Financials: Assessing the Financial Sector’s Contribution to the SDGs

Aaron Yoon, PhD

Northwestern University

Does the Market React to Corporate ESG News?

Woon Sau Leung, PhD

University of Edinburgh

ESG Sentiment and Active Mutual Fund Management

Arthur Hughes

Oxford University, Undergraduate Spotlight

Traditional vs Alternative ESG Ratings: A Comparative Analysis

Other Attendees

Gordon Clark, Professor, University of Oxford
Linquan Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Exeter
Yao Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Exeter
Darline Augustine, Associate Professor, CUNY Law School
Paolo Perego, Associate Professor, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Massimiliano Bonacchi, Professor, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Ellen Quigley, Advisor to the CFO and Research Associate, University of Cambridge
Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital
Susan Lundquist, Chief Marketing Officer, Truvalue Labs

Agenda

Each session will provide the speaker with a chance to discuss their leading edge, actionable academic research using Truvalue Labs’ data.

8:30am

Breakfast

9:00am

Welcome and Housekeeping Items
Jim Hawley, Head of Applied Research, Truvalue Labs
Hendrik Bartel, CEO, Truvalue Labs

9:20am

What’s New and What’s Coming at Truvalue Labs
Eli Reisman, Director of Product, Truvalue Labs

9:30am

Performance Tests of Volume, Insight and ESG Activity Signals: New Findings
Dr. Stephen Malinak, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Truvalue Labs

9:50am

ESG and Value Creation: Evidence from the S&P 1500
Professor Witold (Vit) Henisz, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

10:15am

Break

10:25am

The Relevance of Financially-Weighted Materiality: An Asset Allocation Perspective
Professor Costanza Consolandi, Università di Siena

10:50am

ESG Sentiment and Active Mutual Fund Management
Professor Woon Sau Leung, University of Edinburgh

11:15am

Does the Market React to Corporate ESG News?
Professor Aaron Yoon, Northwestern University

11:40am

Traditional vs Alternative ESG Ratings: A Comparative Analysis
Arthur Hughes, Undergraduate Spotlight, Graduating Senior, Oxford University

11:55am

Sustainable Financials: Assessing the Financial Sector’s Contribution to the SDGs
Dr. Michael Urban, Research Associate, Oxford University

12:20pm

Academic projects participation request, continued over lunch
David Pitt-Watson, Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School

12:30pm

Lunch

Dr. Robert Eccles

Visiting Professor
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford

World renown leader, scholar and researcher in ESG investing, reporting and integration

Robert G. Eccles is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the Said Business School, University of Oxford as well as a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and was a Professor at Harvard Business School. Bob is Chairman of KKS Advisors, is a member of the board of TruValue Labs and a member of the board of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics.

He was the founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Bob was selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior and was named Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Dr. Eccles received an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.

Witold J. Henisz

Professor of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Witold J. Henisz is the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the impact of political hazards on international investment strategy including efforts by multinational corporations to engage in corporate diplomacy to win the hearts and minds of external stakeholders. His research has been published in top-ranked journals in international business, management, international studies and sociology and he is the author of the book “Corporate Diplomacy: Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders”.

Witold has won multiple teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate levels and also teaches extensively on the topic of Corporate Diplomacy in open enrollment and custom executive education programs. He served as the academic co-Director in the development of the stakeholder engagement KEROVKA crisis management simulation. He is currently a principal in the political risk management consultancy PRIMA LLC whose recent clients include AngloGold Ashanti, Rio Tinto, Lockheed Martin, Shell Corporation, Dundee Precious Metals, Calvert (Eaton Vance), EY, The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

Witold J. Henisz

Professor of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Costanza Consolandi

University of Siena
Department of Business and Law

costanza.consolandi@unisi.it

Materiality as the hidden value of corporate sustainability: a portfolio analysis.
Using a quintile approach to TVL ESG data for companies included in the S&P 500 from 2012 to 2017, the research provides evidence that a portfolio strategy based on ESG materiality efforts ultimately benefits long-term investors

Linking ESG materiality to impact
(with Robert G. Eccles, Said Business School, Oxford University)

Collaborators
Robert G. Eccles, Oxford University
Marco Busoni, University of Siena