Sustainable Investing:
Assessing Socio-economic Impacts of Exchange-traded Funds

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 9 am (CET)

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The Observatoire de la Finance is a Partner of Building Bridges, taking place in Geneva from 3 to 6 October 2022. For this occasion, we organize a session on Sustainable Investing: Assessing Socio-economic Impacts of Exchange-traded Funds.

Prof. Adam Marszk and Prof. Ewa Lechman will present their forthcoming book (Academic Press) which covers various aspects of the European sustainable investing exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including the empirical study of their effects for the financial and socio-economic systems as well as their possible impact on the environment. Julie Segal will broaden the discussion, building off profs. Marszk and Lechman’s research with a focus on equity and justice as well as policy and regulation.

  1.  Introduction by Virgile Perret 
  2. Presentation by Prof. Adam Marszk and Prof. Eva Lechman on ETFs
  3. Presentation by Julie Segal
  4. Questions from the local audience
  5. Conclusive remarks by Paul Dembinski 

Documents and Publications

Les ETF au service, ou pas, du développement durable, by Virgile Perret, Agefi published on 30 September 2022 (French only)



Adam Marszk, Associate professor, Gdansk University of Technology

Associate professor at Chair of Economics, Gdansk University of Technology. His research focuses on financial innovations, financial markets and sustainable investing. CFA charterholder and member of CFA Society Poland.

Ewa Lechman, Associate Professor, Gdańsk University of Technology, Fahrenheit Universities

Ewa Lechman is an economist, associate profesor at Gdańsk University of Technology. She concentrates on digital technologies, economic development and growth, FinTech; completed international research project and publications.

Julie Segal, Senior Manager, Climate Finance, Environmental Defence Canada

Senior Manager at Environmental Defence, Julie Segal advances climate-related financial policy. She previously managed a portfolio of impact investments, and is recognized for integrating environmental justice into sustainable finance.

Paul Dembinski, Professor, University of Fribourg

Initiator and Director of the Observatoire de la Finance (1996) in Geneva. The mission of the Observatoire de la Finance is to promote awareness of ethical concerns in financial activities and professions. He co-chairs the Jury of the Global award “Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future”.

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