Professor Martin Oehmke, Professor of Finance, London School of Economics

We characterise necessary conditions for socially responsible investors to impact firm behavior in a setting in which firm production generates social costs and is subject to financing constraints. Impact requires a broad mandate, in that socially responsible investors need to internalise social costs irrespective of whether they are investors in a given firm. Impact is optimally achieved by enabling a scale increase for clean production. Socially responsible and financial investors are complementary: jointly they can achieve higher welfare than either investor type alone. When socially responsible capital is scarce, it should be allocated based on a social profitability index (SPI).

This micro founded ESG metric captures not only a firm’s social status quo but also the counterfactual social costs produced in the absence of socially responsible investors

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Date: 2 April 2020
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00

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Date: 2 April 2020
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 16:00