Join Rob Bauer, Executive Director of the International Centre for Pension Fund Management (ICPM), as he discusses why institutional investors would benefit from taking their clients' social preferences seriously.
Two-thirds of the participants in a study Rob co-authored said they want their pension savings invested in a sustainable manner, even when they expect that engagement may hurt financial performance.
ICPM’s Executive Director
BIO: Rob Bauer is ICPM’s Executive Director and is responsible for supporting the Board and providing strategic direction. He is the content lead for Discussion Forums, Pension Board Education Programs and Webinars. Rob also has oversight of Research activities including the scanning service.
Rob is also Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investments) at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. In addition, Rob is managing director of an investment consulting firm in which he advises pension funds and institutional asset managers on pension and investments related subjects. His present academic research focus is on pension funds, mutual funds, behavioral finance, socially responsible investments (SRI) and corporate governance.
His academic work has been published in various professional and academic (international) research journals. Rob is Executive Director of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), director of the Netspar-UM SBE Academy and director of the European Centre for Sustainable Finance (ECCE) at Maastricht University. Rob is also a senior researcher of Netspar. Moreover, he teaches at various executive courses.
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