The role of institutional investors in ESG outcomes
Project Description
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has become a treding topic. Although much research has been conducted recently, the role of key financial players, such as institutional money management companies (e.g., pension funds, hedge funds) in ESG outcomes is not fully clear. By building on findings from a joint project with professors from the University of Chicago, University of California at Berkeley, and Boston University, this project will allow students to use institutional ownership data, such as portfolio holdings, shareholder voting data, PAC data, and other related datasets.
YEGEN, Eyueb Enes
Course type
Applicant's Roles
Do a literature review, help with data cleaning and matching.
Applicant's Learning Objectives
The learning objective for this project is to:

(1) Enhance the understanding of the role of institutional investors in society
(2) Allow to learn new data collection skills that are useful in finance and ESG industries
(3) Examine whether the most important players in financial markets care about ESG matters
(4) Understand how ESG is constructed and measured
(5) Obtain new research and data science 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