MISUM Research Seminar with Professor Ted Lindblom
Welcome to the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Research Seminar! October 20, Sal Gunnar, Holländargatan 32, 13.15 - 14.45
2015-10-20 at 13:15
Transitioning toward an ecologically sustainable society will require a shift in investment toward less harmful technologies and practices. Since investment decisions in capitalist economies are made mainly in corporate headquarters, it is necessary to understand how these are made, and the factors that influence them. Strategies and planning horizons will look very differently depending upon who controls the firm, how they govern it, and which resources they are able to draw upon. Public policy designed to promote sustainable investments must take account of these factors.
Professor Ted Lindblom at the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law has done extensive research on corporate governance and the capital structure of firms, both among Swedish and international companies. Although his work does not relate directly to sustainability, it arguably contains important insights that could be applied to sustainability studies. By building a bridge between studies of corporate governance and sustainability, the seminar aims to and encourage a fruitful discussion between disciplines, and further the interdisciplinary mission of the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM).