HKU-SCF Distinguished Lecture Series in ESG – Corporate Governance Meets Data and Technology

HKU-SCF FinTech Academy is excited to announce the launch of our Distinguished Lecture Series in ESG.  In this series, we will feature female leaders who have been advancing the ESG agenda from academia to policy and practices as our speakers.

We are delighted to have Professor Wei Jiang as our speaker of the series.  Professor Wei Jiang is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Title: Corporate Governance Meets Data and Technology
Date: 23 September 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10 – 11:30am (GMT+8, HK Time)
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Lecture Summary: There have been a lot of discussions of new governance issues arising from technology and big data. Most of the discussions focus on governance of data and technology such as privacy data monopoly and algorithmic biases etc. This lecture instead focuses on how big data and technology will reshape the premise and infrastructure of the governance of our corporations. The current “board centric” corporate governance system builds on three pillars: Management-directed information dissemination proxy-based shareholder preference aggregation and centralized decision to execution. We will evaluate how technology has fundamentally changed each of the three pillars and how corporate governance will evolve in the new era.

Speaker: Professor Wei Jiang, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

Professor Wei Jiang is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School a Research Associate of the NBER (Law and Economics, and Corporate Finance) and a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation. She is currently the President of the Society of Financial Studies (SFS). Professor Jiang’s main research interests lie in corporate governance institutional investors technology and financial markets. She has published extensively in top economics finance and law journals and her research has been frequently featured in major media including the Wall Street Journal Economist Institutional Investors Money Fortune Business Week New York Times and Financial Times. She received numerous awards for research excellence including the Smith-Breeden and DFA Distinguished Paper Prizes from the Journal of Finance the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper Award from the Review of Financial Studies and the Jensen Prize from the Journal of Financial Economics as well as the best paper prizes from the Western Finance Association Chicago Quantitative Alliance UK Inquire the Q-Group and the IRRC Institute. Previously she served as an editor of the Review of Financial Studies a Finance Department Editor at Management Science and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance.

Moderator: Professor Chen Lin Chair of Finance and Stelux Professor in Finance at HKU Business School

Prof. Lin Chen

Professor Chen LIN joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) as Chair of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics (now HKU Business School) in 2013. Before joining HKU he was on the faculty team of the Department of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). At CUHK he became Full Professor in Finance in 2010 and was awarded the Choh-Ming Li Professorship in Finance in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology in 2000 and a MBA (2004) M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) from Warrington College of Business Administration University of Florida. His research interests include banking and financial institutions corporate finance financial technology entrepreneurship and innovation finance and economic development.

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Sep 23 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Date: Sep 22 2022
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