The ceremony took place on October 8th in the presence of the awardees who presented their winning works and papers and of Sylvain Marsat, 2019 Jury Chair who said: “I am proud and happy to have this unique opportunity to preside over this fourteenth FIR-PRI awards ceremony. The outstanding contributions rewarded demonstrate the vitality, excellence and relevant practical implications of academic research in the flourishing field of sustainable finance”. Mikael Homanen, Head of academic research at the PRI, made an opening speech on the importance of building and strengthening bridges between researchers and practitioners, which has always been the purpose of the Awards.
Among 2019 awardees are:
- Best Pedagogical Innovation:
“CAS Sustainable Finance” at Haute école de gestion de Genève
Andrea Baranzini – Haute école de gestion de Genève
Antoine Mach – Covalence SA
Jean Laville – Conser Invest
Andrea Baranzini, Antoine Mach & Jean Laville: “We are very happy to win the FIR-PRI Finance & Sustainability Award 2019 for the Best Pedagogical Innovation. This acknowledges the experience of HEG-Genève in embedding sustainability into management and finance courses, and gives us a great encouragement to further help finance professionals seriously integrate environment, social and governance factors.”