Florian Berg (MIT) : Navigating the world of ESG ratings

EDHEC Speaker Series “The Future of Finance” - online format

With Abraham Lioui (EDHEC) & Emmanuel Jurczenko (EDHEC)


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30 Nov 2022

In January 2022, EDHEC Business School has launched a new online monthly speaker series on “The Future of Finance”. The objective is to address the most recent advances in the financial industry and discuss how finance can be a powerful tool for tackling key economic and social challenges. To do so, this series gather all year long international renowned industry experts and academic scholars reflecting the research culture and intellectual commitment of EDHEC. The targeted audience is the current EDHEC Business School finance graduate students, the EDHEC alumni, and the members of the enlarged EDHEC community and guests.

On December 13, 2022, from 6pm until 7pm, we welcome Florian Berg, Research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management on:

"Navigating the world of ESG ratings"

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This talk will give an overview of the construction of ESG ratings and show that there is much disagreement between different ESG rating providers. As measurement is one of the most important drivers of the disagreement between raters, Florian Berg will show how measurement errors affect ESG portfolio construction and asset pricing.  The talk will end with an analysis of how ratings actually matter economically.

EDHEC Discussants are Abraham Lioui, professor and head of faculty - Data Science, Economics & Finance and Emmanuel Jurczenko, director of graduate finance programmes.


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