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In January 2022, EDHEC Business School has launched a new online monthly speaker series on “The Future of Finance”. The objective is to address the most recent advances in the financial industry and discuss how finance can be a powerful tool for tackling key economic and social challenges. To do so, this series gather all year long international renowned industry experts and academic scholars reflecting the research culture and intellectual commitment of EDHEC. The targeted audience is the current EDHEC Business School finance graduate students, the EDHEC alumni, and the members of the enlarged EDHEC community and guests.

On December 13, 2022, from 6pm until 7pm, EHEC Business School welcomed Florian Berg, Research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management on "Navigating the world of ESG ratings"

This talk gave an overview of the construction of ESG ratings and show that there is much disagreement between different ESG rating providers. As measurement is one of the most important drivers of the disagreement between raters, Florian Berg showed how measurement errors affect ESG portfolio construction and asset pricing.  The talk ended with an analysis of how ratings actually matter economically.

EDHEC Discussants were:

  • Abraham Lioui, Affiliale Member, EDHEC-Risk Climate, Professor and Head of Faculty - Data Science, Economics & Finance, EDHEC Business School
  • Emmanuel Jurczenko, Director of Graduate Finance Programmes, EDHEC Business School