Advisory Board

Industry leaders and renowned academics advise Arabesque
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Prof. Dr. Rob Bauer

Professor of Finance, Maastricht University SBE

Prof. Dr. Rob Bauer

Professor of Finance, Maastricht University SBE

Professor of Finance Rob Bauer is a world leading expert in socially responsible investing (SRI) having been awarded the global Moskowitz Prize three times for research in SRI. Further, Rob is the managing director of an investment consulting firm and has extensive experience in the application of investment related research. His current research focus is on pension funds, mutual funds, behavioural finance, SRI and corporate governance.

“Effective engagement contributes to both ESG and financial performance”

Further Positions

Adviser to several boards on responsible investing at major financial institutions

Director, European Centre for Corporate Engagement ECCE. Maastricht University SBE.

Co-founder, Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark GRESB

Prof. Dr. Michael Griebel

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

Prof. Dr. Michael Griebel

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

Dr Michael Griebel is a professor for scientific computing and numerical simulation at the University of Bonn. He is also the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI) and conducts applied research in the field of computational mathematics and numerical simulation covering physical, chemical, engineering and economic processes. Dr Griebel is collaborating with Arabesque`s Quantitative Research department on highly complex mathematical systems, for the numerical simulation of financial instruments.

"We are devoted to the design and implementation of computational tools for numerical simulations"

Prior & Further Positions

International Fellow for the Australian Research Council, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Hausdorff Centre for Mathematics, University of Bonn

Prof. Tensie Whelan

NYU Stern School of Business

Prof. Tensie Whelan

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor Whelan launched the Center for Sustainable Business at Stern in January, 2016. CSB’s mission is to assist current and future business leaders develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to address environmental and social challenges, so their business can reduce risk; create competitive advantage; develop innovative services, products, and processes; while building value for society and protecting the planet. Her previous work included serving as president of the Rainforest Alliance for 15 years, Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Vice President of the National Audubon Society and Managing Editor of Ambio.

Prof. David Tuckett

Director, UCl Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Prof. David Tuckett

Director, UCl Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Trained in Economics, Medical Sociology and Psychoanalysis, David Tuckett is Professor in the Faculty of Brain Sciences at UCL and a practicing psychoanalyst. As a published author, his work has opened new ways of thinking about Economics and Finance and (with Professor Ricard Taffler) he has written a monograph published by the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute.

"Co-ordinating investment and values is literally vital to the future quality of life on earth"

Further Positions

Director, University College London (UCL) Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Fellow of the institute of Psychoanalysis (London)

Former President, European Psychoanalytic Federation and Editor in Chief of the international Journal of Psychoanalysis

Emma Hunt

Co-Head of EOS, Hermes Investment Management

Emma Hunt

Co-Head of EOS, Hermes Investment Management

With a successful career of almost 20 years in the investment world, Emma Hunt is Co-Head of EOS at Hermes Investment Management, with responsibility for strategic client management and business development. She joined EOS from Towers Watson, where she worked closely with asset owners from around the world, as well as the consulting firm itself, to integrate principles of stewardship and ESG into their investment beliefs, policy and practice.

Emma Hunt holds an MSc from Imperial College, a Diplôme International de Commerce from École Supérieure de Commerce in Toulouse, a BA Honours in European Business and Economics, and the CFA Institute’s Investment Management Certificate. .

Prof. Gordon L. Clark

Director, SSEE, Oxford University

Prof. Gordon L. Clark

Director, SSEE, Oxford University

Professor Gordon L. Clark holds several prominent academic posts across Oxford University and has conducted extensive research in the field of sustainable investments. His research has involved collaborations from world recognized institutions such as the UNPRI and Towers Watson among others. He has authored numerous books and papers in the field of sustainable investments and is an expert adviser and research partner to Arabesque.

“High ESG quality correlates with superior financial performance”

Further Positions
Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Sir. Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne

Visiting Professor, Stanford University

Michael Jantzi

CEO, Sustainlytics

Michael Jantzi

CEO, Sustainlytics

Michael Jantzi is the CEO of Sustainalytics and has been active in the responsible investment field since 1990. Sustainalytics is recognized as a world leader in responsible investment research (Thomson Reuters) and is one of Arabesque`s primary research partners in the portfolio refinement process. In 2010 Michael was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Social Investment Organization in recognition of his contributions to the Canadian socially responsible investment market.

"SRI is encouraging companies to improve performance"

Further Positions
Chair of the Advisory Council for the Research Network for Business Sustainability

Member of thee Ashoka Support Network

Member of the Advisory Council for the Schulich School of Business' Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business

Mohamed Donia

CEO & Co-Founder, Ideal Ratings

Mohamed Donia

CEO & Co-Founder, Ideal Ratings

Mohammed Donia is the CEO and Co-Founder of IdealRatings which focuses on serving the Islamic finance industry. Today, IdealRatings is known as one of the top global providers serving clients around the world and is a primary research partner to Arabesque.

"Screening a company's business involvement requires both a systematic process and manual research"

Prior Positions

Co-Founder, Cogency Inc.

Vice President, TenFold Corporation

Prof. George Serafeim

Prof. of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Prof. George Serafeim

Prof. of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Professor Serafeim has taught courses in the MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, authored more than 100 articles and business cases, and presented his research in more than 100 conferences and seminars. He has delivered keynote speeches in 20 countries around the world and is one of the most popular business authors, according to rankings of the Social Science Research Network.

"ESG information presents the next big opportunity for investment managers that seek positive alpha"

Further Positions

Co-founder & senior partner, KKS Advisors

Board of Directors, High Meadows Institute

Technicalk Review Committee Member, Global initiative for Sustainability Ratings

Carl L. Liederman

Senior Adviser

Carl L. Liederman

Senior Adviser

Carl L. Liederman is a leading international corporate lawyer, executive, and the Founder and CEO of LIEDERSHIP. He has considerable experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, impact and value-based investing, project management, philanthropy, and governance. Carl also has co-founded charities, led charities, chaired charitable boards, advised leading charities, as well as foundations and Fortune 100 companies. Carl is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, DC. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, and his B.A. from Pomona College, summa cum laude, valedictorian. He is fluent in French and conversant in Italian, Spanish and Greek. Carl was born in California and is a citizen of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

"Better information will drive better decision-making. We need to strategically shatter silos for sustainability"

Current other positions held

Founder & CEO, LIEDERSHIP

Member, Impact and Responsible investing Sub-Committee, Constanter

Honorary Board Member, Right to Play international

Prior positions include

Head of European Corporate, Arnold & Peter

Head of European Mergers & Acquisitions and Head of Integration, Orrick

CEO, One Young World

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Right to Play UK

Co-Founder & Trustee, ABT international Exchange

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