While much is written about social and environmental responsibility in business, often the advice offered is based on intuition or hunch rather than solid economic theory or well-documented empirical evidence. To infuse science into practice, the center promotes research, teaching and service that emphasizes the rigorous application of scientific principles to investment management and corporate practices.
The Center of Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility was formed to support and promote research and student activity related to responsible management at the Graduate School of Management. Although the GSM is small and young, many alumni hold influential positions in companies and industries at the forefront of the movement for responsible business. Our faculty academic and extracurricular activities that use the power of business to create social and environmental change.
In addition to supporting faculty and student work related to corporate responsibility, the Center also hosts an annual conference on Financial Markets Research in Napa Valley.
People make mistakes—this includes investors saving for retirement and CEOs of top corporations. The center is the first step in both avoiding these mistakes and minimizing the damage that might be done by them.
— Professor Brad Barber - Director, Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility
Support the Center
We aim to raise sufficient funds to guarantee the long-term viability of the center as a place that encourages research, teaching and practices that promote investor welfare and corporate responsibility. In the long term, we plan to establish an endowment sufficient to fund the center’s activities.
Naming opportunities include:
- Seminar series
- Annual conference (Napa conference)
- The Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility