The Fixed Income Analysts Society (FIASI) in collaboration with Fordham University’s Center for Research in Contemporary Finance and the O’Shea Center for Credit Analysis and Investment are pleased to host an early evening virtual presentation by the authors of three winning research papers in the ESG in Fixed Income Research Competition.
On April 23, 2021 FIASI and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business announced the winners of three undergraduate and graduate student research papers, as part of the first annual Student Research Competition on environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investments and innovations. The following winners will present their research paper findings and engage in brief Q&A sessions.
Undergraduate research paper
Julia de Xavier, Resham Sansi (faculty advisor: N.K. Chidambaran): The Impact of ESG Scores on Bond Yields and Bond Characteristics. The paper examines whether issuer ESG ratings affect bond yields, bond ratings, and the covenants on bonds.
Graduate research papers
Eun-Hee Kim and Mingying Cheng: Strategic Environmental Disclosure and Financial Materiality. The paper evaluates how firms with poor environmental performance manage the tension between the pressure to disclose environmental information and the desire to avoid financial repercussions.
Elsa Allman and Joonsung Won: The Effect of ESG Disclosure on Corporate Investment Efficiency. The paper examines the effect of environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure on investment efficiency using the adoption of Directive 2014/95/EU as a quasi-natural shock on disclosure quality.
Opening remark by Dr. Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Opening remark by Larry White, Fixed Income Analysts Society, Inc.
Presentation (with Q&As) by Julia de Xavier and Resham Sansi, moderated by Dr. John Finnerty, Fordham University and FIASI
“The Impact of ESG Scores on Bond Yields and Bond Characteristics.”
Presentation (with Q&As) by Elsa Allman and Joonsung Won, moderated by Dr. Sris Chatterjee, Fordham University
“The Effect of ESG Disclosure on Corporate Investment Efficiency.”
Presentation (with Q&As) by Eun-Hee Kim and Mingying Chen, moderated by Dr. An Yan, Fordham University
“Strategic Environmental Disclosure and Financial Materiality.”
Closing Remark by Henry Shilling, Fixed Income Analysts Society, Inc.
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