Dr. Hao LIANG is an associate professor of finance at SMU, where he also holds the BNP Paribas Fellowship and DBS Sustainability Fellowship. He is also an extramural fellow of Tilburg University. His research interests include sustainable finance, impact investing, corporate finance and governance. He has published on prestigious academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, and Journal of Business Venturing. He is also the Section Editor (Finance & Business Ethics) of Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Liang is the recipient of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Emerging Scholar Award in 2020.
His research on CSR has won several internationally recognized awards, including twice the Moskowitz Prize of Socially Responsible Investing, Sustainable Finance Geneva Prize, FIR-PRI Finance and Sustainability Award, Zephyr Prize for Best Corporate Finance Paper, among others. At SMU, he teaches Sustainable Finance and Entrepreneurial Finance at undergraduate, masters, executive, DBA and PhD levels. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Law School Forum of Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations.