We are pleased to announce the winners of GRASFI 2020 Best Paper prizes.
Winners were announced at the GRASFI 5th Annual Conference hosted by the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) and the Center for Competence for Sustainable Finance (CCSF), University of Zurich from 5-7th September 2022. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you again to our sponsors!
GRASFI Best Paper Prize (sponsored by BNP Paribas Asset Management):
“Cheap Talk in Corporate Climate Commitments: The Role of Active Institutional Ownership, Signaling, Materiality, and Sentiment Firm sustainability: How do investors drive it ahead, if at all?” by Julia Bingler, Mathias Kraus, Markus Leippold and Nicolas Webersinke
GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Transparency for Stakeholders (sponsored by Swiss Sustainable Finance):
“Which institutional investors drive corporate sustainability?” by Daniel Schmidt, Marco Ceccarelli, Mikael Homanen and Simon Glossner
GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Climate Finance Research (sponsored by Imperial College Business School, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment):
“Scope 3 Emissions: Data Quality and Machine Learning Prediction Accuracy” by Quyen Nguyen, Adam Kitto, Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Ben McNeil, Nic Pittman and Renzhu Zhang
GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Impactful Research (sponsored by Impact Foundation):
“The Optimal Design of Green Securities” by Adelina Barbalau and Federica Zeni
GRASFI Best PhD Paper Prize – Runners Up:
“Pricing Physical Climate Risk in the Cross-Section of Returns” by Glen Gostlow
“Inflated ESG ratings through socially responsible investing: An inverse relation to sustainable performance” by Bram van der Kroft and Dennis Bams
GRASFI Best PhD Paper Prize:
“Nature as a Defense from Disasters: Natural Capital and Municipal Bond Yields ” by Claudio Rizzi