James Hawley

Head, Applied Research, Truvalue Labs

James Hawley is Head of Applied Research, at TruValue Labs, San Francisco, California, a start-up which provides advanced artificial intelligence-based analytics to create sustainability/ESG metrics using real-time, web and other non-company sourced ESG data. He is also Professor Emeritus School of Economics and Business, Saint Mary College of California.

He received his BA at the University of Wisconsin (Madison); his MA at the University of California (Berkeley); and his Ph.D. at McGill University (Montreal).

He is the author of two books, the first on international banks and the global monetary system, and also of the influential The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism (2001). He is co-editor Corporate Governance Failures: The role of institutional investors in the global financial crisis. (2011), as well as co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty (2014,) and The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment (2015). He is currently working on a book (with Jon Lukumnik) the working title of which is Modernizing Modern Portfolio Theory.

He is the author (or co-author) numerous scholarly articles and papers on a variety of topics, including corporate governance, responsible investment, the international monetary and financial system, and environmental issues.

He has been an invited guest professor at the Université de Paris, Université de Montpellier, in France; Maastricht University in The Netherlands; and, at St. Gallen University in Switzerland. He has been a guest scholar at the Judge Institute (Business School) at Cambridge University, U.K and at the Kennedy School, Hauser Center, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University. He has spoken before numerous professional investor conferences and is frequently quoted in business and other media. He was a member of the expert consulting team to the formation of the Principles for Responsible Investment in 2004-05.

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