Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Responsibility of financial market players: the bad, the ugly and the surprising

The recent global financial crisis led to those stakeholders that operate within our financial markets to come into the public spotlight through increased scrutiny by society and the media.

This has further been encouraged by the growing movement towards responsible investment, where the actions of those operating in financial markets are analysed through ethical values.

Join Dr. Andreas G. F. Hoepner as he explores the responsibilities of the bad, the ugly and the surprising players of the financial markets.


Dr. Andreas G. F. Hoepner is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School. He is currently also heading the ‘Practical Tools’ research group of the Mistra Financial Systems (MFS) research consortium (5 groups, total funding: SEK 58 million ~ about US$ 7 million). Dr. Hoepner serves as the inaugural chair of the Financial Data Science Association and sits on independent assessment committees for the Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) Awards (Categories: Climate Change Risk, ESG, Smart Beta), the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB), and the RI Awards. He sits on advisory boards for Bank J. Safra Sarasin, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and French Social Investment Forum (FIR).

Andreas received his PhD from St Andrews in June 2010, where he was on faculty from 02/2009 to 09/2013 and built up the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance as its Deputy Director since 11/2011. He is founding co-director of a social enterprise (Sociovestix Labs, a spin-off from the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence [DFKI]) and founding president of a charitable organisation (ReFine Research) that gives social reporting awards to pension funds. Prior to taking up his MISTRA role in March 2016, Andreas served over six years as lead academic advisor United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment and also consulted for organisations including the European Commission, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

'.$event['name'].' '.$event['event_series'].'
Oct 12 2016 14.30 - 16.00

Responsibility of financial market players: the bad, the ugly and the surprising

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Room 2.13, Geography, Old Infirmary Building, 1 Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP