Professor Zacharias Sautner researches a very broad range of subject areas – ranging from Environmental, Social and Governance criteria (ESG), sustainable finance, climate risk, and the impact of carbon emissions on corporate risk profiles, right through to climate finance. The results are published in the world’s leading academic journals. But increasingly, his research findings are also making an impression on the world of politics. The Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School has now been invited to present his research on various aspects of sustainability at two conferences that are paving the way for the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26).
Professor Sautner will be giving a talk on “Optimising Reporting and Transparency” during The Economist Sustainability Week at 17:20 CEST on 4 October (further details here). He will address the following questions: How can we make carbon footprint interpretation and action more tangible for SMEs and for corporate giants? How can we increase the accuracy of corporate reporting and improve corporate transparency? And how can improved reporting assist insurers?
At the Joint Banca d’Italia – Bank of England Research Conference on 19 October, he will be talking about climate risks and institutional investors, once again at 17:20 CEST (further details here).
Zacharias Sautner has been teaching and researching as Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School since 2014. In May 2021, his article “Behind the Scenes: The Corporate Governance Preferences of Institutional Investors” published in The Journal of Finance was the journal’s third most-cited article of the last five years.