Start Date: 4/6/2023 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/6/2023 11:30 AM EDT
This is a conversation with Dr. Rafael Zambrana of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business on his research concerning ESG materiality and fund managers' use of ESG information. This conversation will break down the concept of Active ESG Share, the materiality of individual E, S, and G factors, and the practicality of implementing ESG information into the investment process, ultimately answering the question, should fund managers incorporate ESG information into their investment process? Dr. Zambrana's paper, The Complex Materiality of ESG ratings: Evidence from actively managed ESG funds, discusses how disparity in ESG ratings can lead to relative stock outperformance.