Preliminary 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: TBC
    Paper 1: Corporate Green Bonds
    Speaker: Caroline Flammer, Associate Professor Strategy and Innovation, Boston University

    Paper 2: Exporting Pollution
    Speaker: Michael Viehs, Associate Director Hermes Investment Management

  • 11:00 – 12:45 Morning Parallel Sessions

    Session 1

    Chair: TBC

    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: TBC

    Paper 2: Depositors Disciplining Banks: The Impact of Scandals
    Speaker: Mikael Homanen, PhD Candidate in Finance at Cass Business School in London
    Discussant: TBC

    Paper 3: Coordinated Engagements
    Speaker: Oğuzhan Karakas, University of Cambridge
    Discussant: TBC

    Session 2

    Chair: TBC

    Paper 1: Temperature Shocks and Earnings News
    Speaker: Jawad M. Addoum Assistant Professor Finance, Cornell University
    Discussant: TBC

    Paper 2: The Pollution Premium
    Speaker: Chi-Yang Tsou, Research Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Discussant: TBC

    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: TBC

  • 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

  • 14:00 – 14:30 Opening Afternoon Session: Sustainable Finance in Practice

    Key Speaker: Nick Hughes, Founder and Strategy Director M-PESA and M-KOPA

  • 14:30 – 15:45 High Level Panel: Sustainable Finance on the Ground - Stories from the Field

    Moderator: Mark Halle, Senior Fellow International Institute for Sustainable Development (TBC)
    Guido Fürer, Group Chief Investment Officer Swiss RE.
    Steven Tebbe, Managing Director, CDP Europe
    Carolina Minio-Paluello, Lombard Odier Asset Management
    UK Financial Conduct Authority (TBC)

  • 15:45 – 16:10 Coffee Break
  • 16:10 – 16:30 Presentation Best Paper Award, Most Innovative Paper Award

    Speakers: Professor Yves Flückiger, Rector, University of Geneva and Pierre Maudet, State Councillor, Canton of Geneva (TBC)

  • 16:30 – 17:00 Closing Keynote Speech