Research

Center for Responsible Business

An expert panel of judges representing academic and investment circles reviews all submissions.

First-Person

Brad M. Barber

Brad M. Barber

Professor, University of California, Davis

Professor Brad Barber is an internationally recognized authority on investor psychology, stock analyst recommendations, online trading and mutual fund performance. His research includes the effect of expenses on money flowing into mutual funds, gender-related overconfidence in stock trading, the impact of coordinated trading by individual investors, and how active equity trading is hazardous to individual investor wealth.

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Sara Beckman

Sara Beckman

Professor, University of California, Haas School of Business

Sara Beckman is Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow at the Haas School of Business where she designs and delivers courses on design, innovation and product management and a Teaching Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering. Her 25 years of experience teaching design and innovation-related topics at the Haas School of Business culminated in creating a course, Problem Finding, Problem Solving, which draws from design thinking, critical thinking and systems thinking literature. That course is now offered to all business students at Haas, and prepares them both for their Applied Innovation projects as well as for their work in their own jobs.

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Brian R. Bruce

Brian R. Bruce

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Hillcrest Asset Management

Brian is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Hillcrest Asset Management, an institutional equity management firm based in Dallas. He is also an adjunct professor at Baylor University.

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Jeroen Derwall

Jeroen Derwall

Assistant Professor, Maastricht University

Jeroen Derwall is tenured assistant professor of finance at Maastricht University, associate professor at Open University of the Netherlands, and co-founder of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE). Previously he held faculty positions at Tilburg University and RSM Erasmus University.

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Dan diBartolomeo

Dan diBartolomeo

President & Founder, Northfield Information Services, Inc.

Mr. diBartolomeo is President and founder of Northfield Information Services, Inc. Based in Boston since 1986, Northfield develops quantitative models of financial markets. The firm's clients include more than one hundred financial institutions in a dozen countries.

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Lisa Goldberg

Lisa Goldberg

Co-Director, Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk and adjunct professor, University of California, Berkeley

Lisa Goldberg is Co-Director of the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk & Adjunct Professor of Economics and Statistics at UC Berkeley. She is a Founding Partner of Berkeley Associates LLC, which provides consulting services in risk management, financial economics and statistics. She is also the Director of Research at Aperio Group LLC, a Sausalito-based wealth management firm.

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Nadja Guenster

Nadja Guenster

Professor, University of Münster

Nadja Guenster is Professor of International Financial Management at the Muenster School of Business and Economics, University of Muenster, Germany. At Haas, Nadja is faculty advisor of the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and faculty co-chair of the Moskowitz Prize Committee

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Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson, CFA

Partner, Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management & lecturer,
University of California, Haas School of Business

As portfolio manager he heads U.S. equities, co-manages global portfolios, and leads the firm’s ESG initiatives. Mr. Hanson has more than 20 years of experience in US and global equities, and credit and mortgage securities.

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Lloyd Kurtz

Lloyd Kurtz, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo & lecturer,
University of California, Haas School of Business

In 2016 Lloyd became a senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Private Bank and head of the Wells Fargo Social Impact Investing team.  From 2004-2016 he served as chief investment officer at Nelson Capital Management, an investment management firm affiliated with Wells.  Prior to joining Nelson, he spent nine years as a research analyst and director of quantitative research at Harris Bretall Sullivan & Smith, a San Francisco-based money management firm; and before that was senior research analyst at KLD Research & Analytics.

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Gustavo Manso

Gustavo Manso

Associate Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Gustavo Manso is an Associate Professor of Finance at Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research in the areas of corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and organizations has been published extensively in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies, and has received numerous awards including the Swiss Finance Institute's Outstanding Paper Award in 2010, the Review of Financial Studies Young Researcher Award in 2009, and the Lehman Brothers Fellowship for Research Excellence in Finance in 2006.

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Terrance Odean

Terrance Odean

Professor, Haas School of Business, UC Berekley

Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance Group at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Journal of Investment Consulting editorial advisory board, of the Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable, of the WU Gutmann Center Academic Advisory Board at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is a Wall Street Journal Expert Panelist. He has been an editor and an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, a co-editor of a special issue of Management Science, an associate editor at the Journal of Behavioral Finance, a director of UC Berkeley’s Experimental Social Science Laboratory, a member of the Russell Investments Academic Advisory Board, a visiting professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and the Willis H. Booth Professor of Finance and Banking.

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Pietra Rivoli

Pietra Rivoli

Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Pietra Rivoli is Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business. Dr. Rivoli teaches in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the areas of corporate and international finance and international business. Professor Rivoli also leads annual MBA residencies to China, and supervises consulting projects by MBA students for Chinese companies and organizations.

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Robert Strand

Robert Strand, PhD

Executive Director & Lecturer, Center for Responsible Business

Dr. Robert Strand is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business and member of faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business. He is also Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability with the Copenhagen Business School Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. His research and teaching focuses on the strategic aspects of sustainability that includes the role of the Chief Sustainability Officer, comparing global approaches to sustainability with particular focus on the U.S. and Scandinavia, and theory of the firm with a focus on ethics of the corporation and considering the role of corporations in society.

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