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Talent Pipeline for the Digital Economy & the Creative Industries, with Matthew Hancock MP

13:30 - 14:15

In discussion with The Right Honourable Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital

Based on a new major study of 60 countries, “the UK has one of the best digital economies of any country in the world, ahead of the US and the rest of Western Europe, and is considered part of a small number of ‘digital elite’ that are ‘both highly digitally evolved and advancing quickly’.”

The UK’s digital economy is the most advanced and has the biggest GDP of any G20 country. Its creative industries are now bigger than the automotive, aerospace and life sciences combined and are one of the government’s top five focuses for post-Brexit growth.

Join the Right Honourable Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital, responsible for broadband, broadcasting, creative industries, cyber and the tech industry, as he shares the UK’s vision of where digital is heading and opportunities in this fast growing sector of the economy.



London alumni event (Trinity Business & City Association Distinguished Speaker Event)

18:45 - 21:00

Steve Hatch, Facebook VP for Northern Europe, on Facebook: The Business & the Phenomenon

Facebook was born just under 14 years ago in a Harvard College dorm room. In its first incarnation, it very nearly led to Mark Zuckerberg being expelled from the College. But once launched, the social network took on a life of its own. In only 14 years, Facebook has grown to a market capitalisation of $500 billion, greater than all but a small handful of companies globally. The company has over two billion active users, each spending an average of 50 minutes a day on its platforms, Facebook, Instagram and Messenger; far ahead of its rivals and dwarfing all conventional media companies. And still, it is not slowing: its last full year results (2016) showed a 54 per cent year-on-year increase in revenue. The dorm room startup has come a long way. Beyond the numbers, Facebook has led a fundamental change in the way society communicates. This evening, Steve Hatch will describe the ethos and growth of the social network, and the journey Facebook is on. The conversation will be followed by a full Q&A, and a reception.


Open to:

Alumni of Cambridge Judge Business School

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Seminar – Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Ranking & Fund Flows

11:00 - 12:30

Dr Samuel M. Hartzmark , The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Examining a shock to the salience of the sustainability of $8 trillion of mutual fund assets, we present causal evidence that investors value sustainability. Being categorised as a low sustainability fund resulted in outflows of more than $12 billion and an increased probability of liquidation. High sustainability funds received inflows greater than $22 billion. We can reject that mutual fund investors on average view sustainability negatively or do not care about sustainability. Investors reacted to the extreme categories, largely ignoring middle categories and detailed aspects of the ratings. Experimental evidence suggests that higher sustainability is viewed as a positive predictor of future performance, but we do not find evidence of such performance in the data.