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An article co-written by Dr. Ashby Monk, GPC's Executive Director, was published today by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). Read "Race influences professional investors' financial judgments" here.
Soh Young In, the Sustainable Finance Lead at Stanford GPC, published a working paper on “When Do Firms Oversell or Undersell Environmental Sustainability?: An Empirical Analysis of Sustainability Communications.” This paper proposes an empirically testable framework to catalogue the broad range of corporate sustainability communications, and investigates when and how a firm oversells or undersells its environmental sustainability.
While Dr. Caroline Nowacki was still a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford and working with GPC, she and Executive Director Ashby Monk worked with CDC International Capital and wrote a series of articles to present Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sovereign Investors in simple terms and to address questions about SWFs that led to many misunderstandings and myths in politics.
Today, the volume of alternative data is exponentially increasing with technological innovation and growing interest from investors. Investors are now seeking innovative ways to draw meaningful insight from the flood of data and to increase value for sustainable investment. The team of Stanford GPC scholars who specialize in alternative data and environmental social and governance (ESG) investment have written this article that discusses the definition of “alternative ESG data” and how we evaluate its quality.