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The Institute for Corporate Governance Public Lecture Series:

“Greenwashing and ESG Investing at a Crossroads”

Pedro Matos (University of Virginia Darden School of Business & ECGI)

Thursday, 7 December 2023

12:00 – 13:15 EST | 18:00 – 19:15 CET

Organised by

Jun Yang (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)

About the Event:

The twentieth lecture in this series was given by Pedro Matos (University of Virginia Darden School of Business & ECGI) on 7 December 2023.

The inclusion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors as part of investment processes has gone mainstream but disparities among commitments, actions and impact remain. This session covered what we know about ESG investing, “greenwashing” (the exaggeration by investors’ of their actual commitments to sustainable investing) and some of the recent backlash against ESG.

Pedro Matos is the Academic Director of Mayo Center for Asset Management, holds the John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and is the James A. and Stacy Cooper Bicentennial Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His research focuses on the growing importance of institutional investors worldwide. It has been published in leading academic journals as well as monographs for the CFA Institute and featured in the press, including in The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, etc. and received numerous research awards. He is a Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a member of the UN-sponsored Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) Academic Network Advisory Committee. He previously taught at the University of Southern California and holds a Ph.D. in Finance from INSEAD.

The public lecture series is organised by Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG) in partnership with the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University and ECGI.


Thursday, 07 December 2023 | 12:00 EST (18:00 CET)

Q&A and Concluding Remarks



Pedro Matos

James A. & Stacy Cooper Bicentennial Professor of Business Administration (Finance)
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Research Member


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