Institutional Investors and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Preferences
Project Description
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has become a very important topic around the globe due to climate change as well as a rise in social and environmental awareness. However, it is still not clear whether the most important players in financial markets, the asset management companies (e.g., hedge funds), care about ESG. This project aims to understand whether certain types of asset management companies have specific preferences to ESG. This is a joint project with professors from the University of Chicago, University of California at Berkeley, and Boston University.
YEGEN, Eyueb Enes
Course type
Applicant's Roles
The applicant will be responsible to collect data, manually match datasets, and read various reports related to ESG from, for instance, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Students may also engage in other data related tasks.
Applicant's Learning Objectives
The learning objective for this project is to:

(1) Enhance the understanding of ESG matters
(2) Allow to learn new data collection skills
(3) Examine whether the most important players in financial markets care about ESG matters
(4) Understand how ESG is measured
(5) Obtain new research skills
(6) Understand how the asset management industry and institutional investors work
(7) Obtain knowledge on the research frontier on ESG
Complexity of the project