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Friday, April 22, 2022

Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
Lobby - Sam Noble Museum

Welcome and Conference Opening
Robert S. Kerr Auditorium

Corey Phelps, Dean, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma
Joseph Harroz Jr., President, University of Oklahoma


Session 1: Real Consequences of ESG (1)
Robert S. Kerr Auditorium
Session Chair: Chitru Fernando (University of Oklahoma)

The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing,” Lakshmi Naaraayanan (London Business School), Kunal Sachdeva (Rice University), Varun Sharma (London Business School)

Discussant: Jawad Addoum (Cornell University)

Welfare Consequences of Sustainable Finance,” Harrison Hong (Columbia University), Neng Wang (Columbia University), Jinqiang Yang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Discussant: Chester Spatt (Carnegie Mellon University)

Firm Commitments,” Patrick Bolton (Columbia University and Imperial College), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College)

Discussant: Asaf Bernstein (University of Colorado, Boulder)


10:50-11:10amCoffee Break - Lobby, Robert S. Kerr Auditorium

Session 2: Environmental and Climate Risk
Robert S. Kerr Auditorium
Session Chair: Stefano Giglio (Yale University)

Climate Stress Testing,” Hyeyoon Jung (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Robert Engle (New York University), Richard Berner (New York University).            

Discussant: Kris Jacobs (University of Houston)

Does Private Equity Ownership Make Firms Cleaner? The Role of Environmental Liability Risks,” Aymeric Bellon (University of Pennsylvania).

Discussant: Matt Gustafson (Pennsylvania State University)


12:30-1:45pmLunch - SNM W.R. Howell Pleistocene Plaza

Session 3 - Real Consequences of ESG (2)
Robert S. Kerr Auditorium
Session Chair: Bill Megginson (University of Oklahoma)

On ESG Investing: Heterogeneous Preferences, Information, and Asset Prices,
Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania), Alexandr Kopytov (University of Hong Kong), Lin Shen (INSEAD), Haotian Xiang (Peking University)

Discussant: Patrick Bolton (Columbia University and Imperial College)

Cost of ESG Investing,” Laura Lindsey (Arizona State University), Seth Pruitt (Arizona State University), Christoph Shiller (Arizona State University)

Discussant: Jeff Wurgler (New York University)

Skills and Sentiment in Sustainable Investing,” Andreas Brogger (Copenhagen Business School), Alexander Kronies (Copenhagen Business School)

Discussant: Harrison Hong (Columbia University)

3:45-4:05pmCoffee Break - Lobby, Robert S. Kerr Auditorium

Keynote Speech
Robert S. Kerr Auditorium
Moderator: Stefano Giglio (Yale University)

Uncertainty in the Social Valuation of Climate Change,” Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics (University of Chicago)

5:15-6:15pmOptional Museum Tour
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
6:00-6:30pmReception - SNM W.R. Howell Pleistocene Plaza

Gala Dinner
SNM Samedan Oil Great Hall

Speaker: Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Vice President for Research and Partnerships, University of Oklahoma

Coach returns guests to Embassy Suites Hotel