Programme

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction

    Philipp Kruger, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Geneva and Junior Chair, Swiss Finance Institute
    Fabio Sofia, President, Sustainable Finance Geneva

  • 09:15 – 10:25 Opening Plenary

    Chair: Philipp Kruger, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Geneva and Junior Chair, Swiss Finance Institute
    Paper 1: Corporate Green Bonds
    Speaker: Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor Strategy and Innovation, Boston University
    Discussant: Tom Steffen, Postdoctoral researcher in Sustainable Assets, Geneva Finance Research Institute


    Paper 2: Exporting Pollution
    Speaker: Michael Viehs, Associate Director Hermes Investment Management
    Discussant: Jean Laville, Partner Conser Invest and Deputy CEO Swiss Sustainable Finance

  • 10:25 - 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 – 12:45 Morning Parallel Sessions
  • Session 1

    Chair: Tom Steffen, Postdoctoral researcher in Sustainable Assets, Geneva Finance Research Institute

    Paper 1: ESG Preference and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Mispricing and Institutional Trading
    Speaker: Xintong Zhan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Discussant: Laurent Nguyen, Head of the Quantitative Equities Team, Pictet Asset Management

    Paper 2: Depositors Disciplining Banks: The Impact of Scandals
    Speaker: Mikael Homanen, PhD Candidate in Finance at Cass Business School in London
    Discussant: Nicole Streuli-Fürst, Executive Vice President Operations and Research, RepRisk

    Paper 3: Coordinated Engagements
    Speaker: Oğuzhan Karakas, Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
    Discussant: Matthias Narr, Senior Engagement Manager, Ethos Foundation

  • Session 2

    Chair: Peter Steffen Schmidt, Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Finance, Geneva Finance Research Institute

    Paper 1: Temperature Shocks and Earnings News
    Speaker: Jawad M. Addoum Assistant Professor Finance, Cornell University
    Discussant: Nora Pankratz, PhD Candidate Maastrict University

    Paper 2: The Pollution Premium
    Speaker: Chi-Yang Tsou, Research Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Discussant: Nicolas Jamet, Senior Quantitative Analyst, Ram Active Investments

    Paper 3: Being Stranded on the Carbon Bubble? Climate Policy Risk and the Pricing of Bank Loans
    Speaker: Kathrin de Greiff, PhD Candidate in Banking and Finance, University of Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute
    Discussant: Basma Majerbi, Associate Professor of Finance, Peter B. Gustavson School off Business, the University of Victoria, British Colombia

  • 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and Poster Presentations

    Poster 1: Corporate Ethical Behaviours and Firm Equity Value and Ownership: evidence from the GPFG’s ethical exclusions
    Vaska Atta-Darkua, PhD Candidate University of Cambridge

    Poster 2: As the Mercury Soars, is Your Bottom Line Melting?
    Nora Pankratz, PhD Candidate Maastrict University

    Poster 3: Altruism and Egoism in Investment Decisions
    Daniel Brodback, PhD Candidate University of Münster

    Poster 4: When companies use their wiggle room, which investors care?
    Marco Ceccarelli, PhD Candidate University of Zurich

    Poster 5: The Contribution of Big Global Banks to the SDGs
    Lotfi El Jai; Francesca Jaworska; Akanksha; Magali Roy, Master Candidates, The Graduate Institute Geneva

    Poster 6: Banking for Impact
    Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets & Institutions Senior Analyst, Symbiotics

  • 14:00 – 15:15 High Level Panel: Sustainable Finance on the Ground - Stories from the Field

    Moderator: Mark Halle, Senior Fellow International Institute for Sustainable Development
    Panellists:
    Guido Fürer, Group Chief Investment Officer Swiss RE.
    Steven Tebbe, Managing Director, CDP Europe
    Carolina Minio-Paluello, Head of Solutions, Lombard Odier Asset Management
    Nike Trost, Senior Manager Markets Policy, Financial Conduct Authority UK

  • 15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break
  • 15:45 – 16:30 Keynote Speech

    “Digital finance solving real economic and sustainability challenges”
    Nick Hughes OBE, Co-founder of M-KOPA and “father” of M-PESA

  • 16:30 – 17:00 Presentation Best Paper Award, Most Innovative Paper Award and Closing Remarks

    Presentation Best Paper Award: Professor Rajna Gibson Brandon, University of Geneva and the Geneva Finance Research Institute
    Presentation Most Innovative Paper Award: Fabio Sofia, President, Sustainable Finance Geneva
    Closing Remarks: Professor Brigitte Galliot, Vice-Rector, University of Geneva