CGBE Lecture: Cranks and Levers in the Financial Sector


Kategorie: Competence Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics

Wann: 07.03.2019
Uhrzeit: 20:00 Uhr
Wo: FHWien der WKW, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Wien, Audimax

Dr. Ellen Quigley is Research Associate (Sustainable Finance), Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Judge Business School at University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). In her presentation, Dr. Quigley will focus on Cranks and Levers in the Financial Sector. For more information, please refer to the abstract below. The lecture will be held in English.

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Research Cluster SMEs & Family Businesses
Competence Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics

The financial system currently drives global emissions and resource usage that far exceed planetary boundaries. This must change dramatically within a decade, with trillions of Euros per year to be redirected towards net zero emissions energy production and away from high-intensity exploration, extraction, and use of fossil fuels.

This talk examines the cranks and levers within the financial system that could be used to effect a rapid decarbonisation of the global economy. These include everything from IPOs and bond issuances to business school rankings and collaborative shareholder engagement, with a particular focus on the strategic intervention of institutional investors like pension funds.

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