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7th Annual GRASFI Conference at Singapore Management University

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2-4 September 2024

2-4 September 2024: The Annual Conference

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08:00 – 08:15
Location: MRA Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

08:15 – 09:30

 Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore)

Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)

Papers Presented:

09:30 – 10:00
Location: MRA Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

10:00 – 12:30
  • Xinwei Li (INSEAD): “The Monetary Channel of the Green Premium”
  • Atreya Dey (University of Edinburgh): “Toxic Footprints Near Havens: Pricing Biodiversity Loss using Firm Pollution”
  • Zhimin Chen (Swiss Finance Institute): “Real Effects of Carbon Financialization”
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)
Moderator: Hao Liang (Singapore Management University)

Papers Presented:

12:30-13:25
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)

Papers Presented:

12:30-13:30
Location: MRA Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

13:30-13:45

Professor Lily Kong, President of SMU

Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Lvl 5)

Papers Presented:

13:45-14:00

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies

Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

14:00-15:30

Moderator:

Prof. Winston Chow Professor of Urban Climate (Singapore Management University) and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group 2.

Panel:

  • Eric Nietsch, Head of ESG, Asia (Manulife Investment Management)
  • (others) to be confirmed
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

15:30-16:00
Location: MRA Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Liu Ee Chia (Pennsylvania State University): The Value of Environmental Monitoring
  • Roland Füss (University of St. Gallen): Housing Price Externalities of Photovoltaic Systems: The Relevance of View
  • Lara Spaans (Utrecht University): Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation: Voluntary Signalling or Mandatory Disclosure?
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Jin Yu (Monash University): Intermediary Capital and Financing Sustainable Investment
  • Jerome Teiletche (World Bank): Biodiversity & Climate: Friends or Foes?
  • Luca Taschini (University of Edinburgh): Weitzman Meets Taylor: EU Allowances Futures Price Drivers and Carbon Cap Rules
Location: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Qiyang He (University of Sydney): Corporate Greenwashing, Firm Performance, and CEO Incentives
  • Tingyu Yu (University of Zurich): Corporate Climate Lobbying
  • Peter Tankov (ENSAE): Can Investors Curb Greenwashing?
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

18:30-21:00

Angelia Chin Sharpe, CEO BNP Paribas Asset Management Singapore

Location: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Papers Presented:

08:00-08:45
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

08:45 – 10:15

Panel:

Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: Hao Liang (Singapore Management University)

Papers Presented:

10:15-10:45

Papers Presented:

10:45-12:15
  • Ayako Yasuda (University of California, Davis): Decoding Sustainable Investment Strategies: Bridging Intentions and Actions
  • Kayshani Gibbon (Utrecht University): Renaming with purpose: Investor response and fund manager behaviour after fund ESG-renaming
  • Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School): Rich and Responsible: Is ESG a Luxury Good?
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

10:45-12:15
  • Yasmine Van der Straten (University of Amsterdam): Funding de Fittest? Pricing of Climate Transition Risk in the Corporate Bond Market
  • Haoyu Gao (Renmin University of China): Pricing the Priceless: The Financial Cost of Biodiversity Conservation
  • Christian Kontz (Stanford GSB): Do ESG investors care about carbon emissions? Evidence from securitized auto loans
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

10:45-12:15
  • Yuxia Zou (Nanyang Technological University): Corporate Social Responsibility Committee: International Evidence
  • Yue Zhang (Sun Yat-Sen University): Institutional investors’ behind-the-scene monitoring and ESG disclosure
  • Keeyoung Rhee (Sungkyunkwan University): Financial Market Structure for ESG Integration
Location: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

12:15 –13:45
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

14:00 -15:30

Panel:

  • Valerie Lau, Executive Director Strategic Clients (UBS), Board of SGFC and co-chair of the SSFA Nature workstream
  • Jane Ho, Head of Stewardship, APAC (BNP Paribas Asset Management)
  • Jurgita Balaisyte, Vice President, MSCI Research
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: Nikki Kemp, Executive Director (Singapore Green Finance Center)

Papers Presented:

15:30-16:00
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

16:00- 17:30

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Marten Laudi (University of Bremen): Do Financial Advisors Charge Sustainable Investors a Premium?
  • Julia Eckert (University of Kassel): Do sustainable investors get what they ask for?
  • Kasper Meisner Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School): A Breath of Change: Can Personal Exposures Drive Green Preferences?
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Hyeyoon Jung (NYU Stern): Measuring the Climate Risk Exposure of Insurers
  • Yuxiang Jiang (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics): Are Hedge Funds Exploiting Climate Concerns?
  • Flavio De Carolis (Maastricht University/De Nederlandsche Bank): Stormy Investments: Navigating Preferences and Barriers in Weather Disasters
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

16:00-17:30
  • Sehoon Kim (University of Florida): Carbon Offsets: Decarbonization or Transition-Washing?
  • Florian Berg (MIT): On the Importance of Assurance in Carbon Accounting
  • Shawn Kim (University of California, Berkeley): Accountability of Corporate Emissions Reduction Targets
Location: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

18:30- 21:00
Location: Empress @ Asian Civilisations Museum

Papers Presented:

08:00-08:45
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

08:45- 10:15
  • Ye Zhang (Stockholm School of Economics): Startups’ Strategies for Green Funding Adoption
  • Denitsa Stefanova (University of Luxembourg): ESG Ratings and Firms’ Financing Decisions
  • Yun Lou (Singapore Management University): ESG Reporting Divergence
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

08:45- 10:15
  • Emanuele Campiglio (University of Bologna): Warning words in a warming world: Central bank communication and climate change
  • Boyuan Li (University of Florida): One Hundred and Thirty Years of Corporate Responsibility
  • Daniel Engler (University of Kassel): How do individuals perceive the EU taxonomy?
Location: Seminar Room 4-2 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

08:45- 10:15
  • Bing Lu (Beijing Normal University): Production Leakage: Evidence from Uncoordinated Environmental Policies
  • Moritz Wiedemann (Imperial College): The CO2 Question: Technical Progress and the Climate Crisis
  • Lakshmi Naaraayanan (London Business School): Opening the Brown Box: Production Responses to Environmental Regulation
Location: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

10:15-10:45
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

10:45- 12:15
  • Fangyuan Kou (University of Exeter): Climate Talk in Earnings Calls: Effects on Analyst Forecasts and Environmental Strategies
  • Tianhao Yao (Singapore Management University): ESG Incidents and Fundraising in Private Equity
  • Alice Eliet-Doillet (Swiss Finance Institute/EPFL): Involuntary Disclosures Through Climate Litigations: Impact on Investors and Corporate Policies   
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

10:45- 12:15
  • Hoa Phan (RMIT University): Does Higher Risk Require More Rewards? Firm-Level Climate Risk and Top Executives’ Compensations
  • Chang-Mo Kang (Hanyang University): Managerial Career Concerns and Corporate Environmental Policies
  • Ziyao Ma (University of Glasgow): Social Networks and Corporate Environmental Policy
Location: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)
Moderator: tbc

Papers Presented:

12:15- 13:45
Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium Foyer (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

14:00- 15:30

Closing Address: Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability (BNP Paribas Asset Management)

Award presentations:

  • BNP Paribas Asset Management Best Paper Award
  • PhD Paper Award

Conference conclusion: Gianfranco Gianfrate, Co-Chair of GRASFI

Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium (Level 5)

Papers Presented:

16:00- 17:30

For those conference delegates who are not attending the GRASFI AGM, the tour is offered on a first come, first served basis Limited slots are available.
In the heart of the arts and cultural precinct is a city campus that houses a diverse and lively collection of contemporary art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. Take a tour through the SMU Art Collection with docents detailing stories about the artists, the artworks, and the history of SMU against the backdrop of little-seen spaces within the bustling campus.

Papers Presented:

16:00- 17:30

We encourage all faculty and students of GRASFI Member Universities to join us for our Annual General Meeting either in person at the conference or virtually via the zoom link provided. Remember that each Member University gets one vote: please make sure we know ahead of time who will be voting on your University’s behalf.

Agenda (detailed agenda to be provided closer to the time)

  1. Report from Co-Chairs of the Board
  2. Report from Conferences Committee
  3. Report from PhD Committee
  4. Report from Executive
  5. Proposed change(s) to Articles of Association – vote
  6. GRASFI Board changes: Nominations and voting
    1. Board retirements
    2. Nominees for Board
    3. New members for the Conferences Committee and PhD Committee
    4. New Subcommittee: Scientific Committee for reviewing papers for the Annual Conference
  7. Any other business

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88000384456?pwd=5hThDLnRhbHdTNE2mtUOF8Ibuxw4md.1
Meeting ID: 880 0038 4456
Passcode: 044899

Location: Singapore Management University: Seminar Room 4-1 (Level 4)

Papers Presented:

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