RI Summer Course

Responsible Investing Summer Course 2021


Hear from leading academics about the future interplay between sustainability, finance and technology during the Responsible Investing Summer Course.

From 20 July to 25 August, we broadcasted six interactive lectures. This Responsible Investing Summer Course is part of our Headlight event series.

The lecturers discussed the following responsible investing topics, among others:

  • How can we be sure that investments have a positive impact in the real world?
  • How can we ensure the business models being developed address issues such as climate change, biodiversity, the circular economy and social challenges?
  • Does AI in ESG really work and what is its future?
To watch the on demand recordings of all lectures, please register.

Register to get access to the all lectures

Overview of the 2021 lectures


Wednesday 25 August

Markus Leippold - University of Zurich

Professor of Financial Engineering

Greenwashing, AI, and the impact on the asset management industry


Thursday 19 August

Bohui Zhang - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Finance Institute

Presidential Chair Professor of Finance Associate Dean of School of Management and Economics

Poverty alleviation: policy and big data


Thursday 12 August

Andreas Hoepner - University College Dublin

Professor of Operational Risk, Banking and Finance

Paris-Aligned Investing


Tuesday 3 August

Tensie Whelan - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Clinical Professor of Business and Society, Director, Center for Sustainable Business

The Return on Sustainability Investment

Wednesday 28 July, 15:00 CET

Nancy Kamp-Roelands - University of Groningen

Professor non-financial information, integrated reporting and assurance

How transparency on value creation can support responsible investment

Tuesday 20 July, 15:00 CET

Ben Caldecott - University of Oxford

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme Professor in Sustainable Finance

Spatial Finance: space technology and data science to transform decision-making in finance

The Responsible Investing Summer Course has been organized in cooperation with the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) and features leading academics from universities across the globe including Oxford University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Zurich and the University of Groningen.

If you sign up, you will also have full access to last year’s summer course recordings.

Recap of last year's recordings