Sustainability lecture series – 2. Responsible Investing by Prof. R. Bauer

In this lecture, Prof. Rob Bauer defines and discusses the phenomenon of responsible investing.

Many institutional investors have created financial products in which they integrate non-financial information into the investment decision making process.

Bauer shows how this behavior can affect the pricing of securities on financial markets.

He also discusses the various ways in which investors can engage the companies they invest in.

Read the review of the lecture by Ana Mihail on Talkin’Business.

Rob Bauer is Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investments) at Maastricht University, School of Business & Economics, in the Netherlands. Bauer is also a board member of the International Center for Pension Fund Management (ICPM) at the Rotman Business School in Toronto, director of the Netspar-UMBS Academy and director of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University. His academic research focus is on pension funds, asset liability management, mutual funds, stock selection models, behavioural finance, socially responsible investments (SRI) and corporate governance. In addition, Bauer is managing director of an investment consulting firm where he advises pension funds and institutional asset managers on pension and investments related subjects.

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