Dive into the intersection of ESG practices and financial performance with our research project. Join us in unraveling the complexities of sustainable finance.
Selected students will work closely with the project mentor on a research project examining the relationship between ESG practices and financial performance. Does an increase in ESG activities lead to improvements in financial performance, or does it come at the expense of shareholders’ interests? Current proponents of ESG, based on stakeholder theory, challenge the traditional shareholder theory in corporate finance. This research project seeks to address questions related to ESG practices and their impact on financial performance.
Ideal Student Profile:
Students with background knowledge in MGF405 Advanced Corporate Finance or MGF402 Investment Management.
Students considering graduate school or research-oriented profession.
This project aims to provide students with an opportunity to learn how to utilize the Bloomberg database, examine real-world data, and generate empirically driven knowledge through case studies and regression analysis. Over the course of this project, students will conduct a literature review, obtain Bloomberg Market Concepts certificates, analyze data, and interpret results. The objective is to create a poster showcase or summary of findings that students can present to their future supervisors or employers.
|Length of commitment
|Short (less than a semester; 0-2 months)
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Hybrid Project (can be remote and/or in-person; to be determined by mentor and student)
|Level of collaboration
|Individual student project
|Who is eligible
|Juniors & Seniors with Background knowledge in MGF405 Advanced Corporate Finance or MGF402 Investment Management
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Finance UB-SOM, Undergraduates, ESG, CSR, Shareholder Theory, Stakeholder Theory.