The seventh seminar in the ECGI Spotlight Series will be held on Monday, 18 October 2021 at 16:00 CEST (10:00 EDT).
About the event:
Investors’ support for environmental and social (E&S) proposals at shareholder meetings has reached new heights in 2021, demonstrating that investors’ support on these issues has become increasingly strong.
In this seminar three separate studies regarding financial institutions’ involvement in promoting ES goals will be presented. These studies will focus on whether and when financial institutions’ funds vote in support of ES proposals, whether they do so when their votes actually make a difference, and whether institutions’ votes contain information on firms’ future risks.
Additionally, the seminar will touch upon the engagements of large financial institutions with respect to reducing corporate carbon emissions around the world, and the impact of such engagements.
Michelle Lowry, Professor of Finance, Drexel University, and ECGI
Roni Michaely, Professor of Finance, University of Hong Kong, and ECGI
Gaizka Ormazabal, Associate Professor, IESE Business School, and ECGI
ES Votes That Matter, (August 2021); Roni Michaely, Guillem Ordonez-Calafi, Silvina Rubio
ES Risks and Shareholder Voice, (September 2020); Yazhou He, Bige Kahraman and Michelle Lowry
The Big Three and Corporate Carbon Emissions Around the World, (December 2020);
José Azar, Miguel Duro, Igor Kadach, Gaizka Ormazabal