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Innovation dans les placements durables: la recherche à HEC Lausanne au cœur de la nouvelle alliance UNIL/BCV Published at 08.10.19
Innovation dans les placements durables: la recherche à HEC Lausanne au cœur de la...
Intégrer des facteurs environnementaux, sociaux et de gouvernance (ESG) dans une stratégie de placement intéresse toujours plus les investisseur·euse·s. La recherche conduite à la Faculté des HEC dans ce domaine permet d’évaluer les niveaux de rentabilité de ces nouveaux modes d’investissement et de développer les outils adéquats. L’alliance UNIL/BCV annoncée le 7 octobre vient renforcer ces recherches, plus particulièrement dans le domaine des placements immobiliers.
Socially responsible investment: what is the potential profitability compared with a traditional investment strategy? Published at 27.06.19
Socially responsible investment: what is the potential profitability compared with...
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL – Is including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in an investment strategy more or less profitable than a standard approach to investment? That’s the question researchers Prof. Fabio Alessandrini and Prof. Eric Jondeau at HEC Lausanne (UNIL) have examined in their latest study.
Prof. Boris Nikolov is appointed Research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) Published at 24.05.19
Prof. Boris Nikolov is appointed Research member of the European Corporate Governance...
Boris Nikolov, professor of finance at HEC Lausanne (UNIL), was appointed Research member of the ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute) last month. He is thus helping provide new insights and avenues of exploration in matters of corporate governance to a public of scientists, professionals and political decision-makers. The school congratulates him for this appointment.
Professor Antoinette Schoar is awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne Published at 23.05.19
Professor Antoinette Schoar is awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the University...
The 2019 Dies academicus ceremony takes place this Friday, May 24 at the University of Lausanne. On this occasion, and on the proposal of HEC Lausanne, Professor Antoinette Schoar of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be awarded a doctorate honoris causa.
Female Career Award 2019: Prof. Renée B. Adams rewarded by HEC Lausanne for her prodigious academic career Published at 13.05.19
Female Career Award 2019: Prof. Renée B. Adams rewarded by HEC Lausanne for her prodigious...
EQUALITY PROGRAM | On 16 May Renée B. Adams, Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) will be presented on UNIL campus with the Female Career Award by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne (UNIL). The award recognises the professor and researcher’s expansive career in the fields of corporate and bank governance, as well as gender diversity – a theme that will be tackled by the winner at the award ceremony.
The quality of financial research recognized in the CFAR ranking Published at 08.05.19
The quality of financial research recognized in the CFAR ranking
HEC Lausanne (UNIL) has obtained an excellent ranking in the WFA Center for Finance and Accounting Research (CFAR) ranking of the Olin Business School at the University of Washington. It is indeed in the top 50 in the world.
The HEC Lausanne team wins the EMEA final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge Published at 12.04.19
The HEC Lausanne team wins the EMEA final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge
The teams of students of HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and of the Moscow State University won the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge on April 11 in Zurich. Thanks to its excellent performances, the HEC Lausanne team is enabling Switzerland to reach the world final for the second time. This final will take place in New York on April 25.
New appointment at HEC Lausanne: Professor Johan Walden Published at 14.02.19
New appointment at HEC Lausanne: Professor Johan Walden
Johan Walden joined the Department of Finance at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne on January 1st, 2019, as Full Professor.
The corporate governance index, or how to measure the impact of certain corporate governance issues Published at 31.01.19
The corporate governance index, or how to measure the impact of certain corporate...
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL – Although it is widely accepted that governance rules play a major role in the smooth running of businesses and contribute to market equilibrium, how can we measure businesses’ degree of responsibility in this area? And how can we evaluate the effect of poor governance practices or the effectiveness of new arrangements? This is what researchers Prof. Boris Nikolov and Prof. Norman Schürhoff from HEC Lausanne, along with their co-author Erwan Morellec (EPFL), set out to examine in their latest research.

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