Researcher to talk sustainability promises during Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) mutual funds are designed to be more sustainable for the business community and the world, but are they meeting investors’ expectations?

That’s the question this week’s Goodman Luncheon Speaker Series event aims to answer.

Shane Dikolli, Associate Professor of Accounting at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, will share his research during the presentation titled “Walk the Talk: ESG Mutual Fund Voting on Sustainability-based Shareholder Resolutions.”

“It is largely up to individual corporations to take operational actions that are not only considerate of the environment but also are sustainable in a world of finite resources,” says Dikolli.

“We are investigating whether ESG mutual funds ‘walk the talk’; do they vote in support of sustainability initiatives undertaken the by corporations in which the ESG mutual funds invest?”

The webinar presentation will take place on Friday, Nov. 6 from noon to 2:30 p.m. via Lifesize.

The Goodman School of Business Luncheon Speaker Series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen to and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with international business colleagues.

Anyone is welcome by clicking on the Lifesize webinar link at the date and time of the scheduled lecture presentation.

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