Dr Andreas G. F. Hoepner

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Role(s)

Associate Professor of Finance
Director of Enterprise, ICMA Centre

Email a.hoepner@icmacentre.ac.uk
Phone number +44 (0)118 378 8239

Biography

Dr. Andreas G. F. Hoepner is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School. He is currently also serving as the Senior Academic Fellow to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (since January 2014 having served as Academic Fellow since September 2009) and as Senior Associate to the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership (since June 2013). He received his PhD from St Andrews in June 2010, where he was on faculty from February 2009 to September 2013 and built up the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance as its Deputy Director since November 2011. He is also founding co-director of a social enterprise (Sociovestix Labs) and founding president of a charitable organisation (ReFine Research) that gives social reporting awards to pension funds. He currently serves on advisory boards for Bank J. Safra Sarasin, and CDP and on assessment committees for the Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) Awards (Categories: Climate Change Risk, ESG, Smart Beta), the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB), and the RI Awards.

Dr. Hoepner’s financial data science research has made him sole inventor of the US patent investment performance measurement (No. US8751357 B1). He also won several awards including a 2015 PRI/Sycomore Best Quantitative Paper, a 2012 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding, a 2010 PRI Academic Research Award, and 2011 and 2012 PRI/FIR Research Grant Awards. He publishes interdisciplinary in journals such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, British Accounting Review, Ecological Economics, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment and the Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty (foreword from former US. Vice President Al Gore). More generally, Dr. Hoepner’s research earned him, aged 33, an invitation to serve as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Besides these academic honours, Dr. Hoepner’s research has been covered in mainstream internal press including Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Sunday Times, Die Zeit, Les Echos or Le Monde. He has also presented professionally relevant insights from his research to dozens of asset managers including three quarters of the trillion US$ group (i.e. Allianz Global Investors, Amundi, AXA, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Capital Group, Deutsche, JP Morgan, PIMCO, State Street Global Advisors, UBS, Vanguard) and many other relevant organisations (e.g. Bloomberg, BVI, CDC, CFA, China Securities Regulatory Commission, EFFAS, European Commission, Environmental Agency Pension Fund, FCA, IFC, IOSCO, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Morningstar, MSCI, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Pantheon, PKA, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Swedish Finance Institute, Swiss Finance Institute, UBS, Unipension, Unisuper, or USS). His presentations and interviews have been translated into Chinese, Danish, French, German, Japanese and Russian.

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Academic Activity

Articles

Majoch, A. A. A., Hoepner, A. G. F. and Hebb, T. (2016) Sources of stakeholder salience in the responsible investment movement: why do investors sign the Principles for Responsible Investment? Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 1573-0697 doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3057-2

Ibikunle, G., Gregoriou, A., Hoepner, A. and Rhodes, M. (2016) Liquidity and market efficiency in the world’s largest carbon market. The British Accounting Review. ISSN 0890-8389 (In Press)

Hoepner, A.Oikonomou, I., Scholtens, L. J. R. and Schröder, M. (2016) The effects of corporate and country sustainability characteristics on the cost of debt: an international investigation. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 43 (1-2). pp. 158-190. ISSN 1468-5957 doi: 10.1111/jbfa.12183

Liesen, A., Hoepner, A. G., Patten, D. M. and Figge, F. (2015) Does stakeholder pressure influence corporate GHG emissions reporting? Empirical evidence from Europe. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 28 (7). pp. 1047-1074. ISSN 0951-3574 doi: 10.1108/AAAJ-12-2013-1547

Hoepner, A. G. F., de Aguiar, T. R. S. and Majithia, R. (2014) The level of compliance with the International Code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes: does it matter to stock markets? Journal of Business Ethics, 119 (3). pp. 329-348. ISSN 1573-0697 doi: 10.1007/s10551-013-1625-2

Hoepner, A. G. F. , Kant, B., Scholtens, B. and Yu, P.-S. (2013) Is the journal 'Ecological Economics' really in itself a poor and misleading guide to what ecological economics is about? A reply to "Influencing the perception of what and who is important in ecological economics". Ecological Economics, 89. pp. 174-176. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.03.001

Hoepner, A. G. F., Kant, B., Scholtens, B. and Yu, P.-S. (2012) Environmental and ecological economics in the 21st century: an age adjusted citation analysis of the influential articles, journals, authors and institutions. Ecological Economics, 77. pp. 193-206. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.03.002

Hoepner, A. G. F., Kant, B., Scholtens, B. and Yu, P.-S. (2012) Environmental and ecological economics in the 21st century: an age adjusted citation analysis of the most influential articles, journals, authors and institutions. Ecological Economics, 77. pp. 193-206. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.03.002

Hoepner, A. and Unerman, J. (2012) Explicit and implicit subject bias in the ABS journal quality guide. Accounting Education, 21 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0963-9284 doi: 10.1080/09639284.2011.651291

Hoepner, A., Rammal, H. and Rezec, M. (2011) Islamic mutual funds' financial performance and international investment style: evidence from 20 countries. European Journal of Finance, 17 (9/10). pp. 829-850. ISSN 1466-4364 doi: 10.1080/1351847X.2010.538521

Gray, R. and Hoepner, A. G. F. (2011) PLEASE CITE THIS: an exploratory paper on citations, impacts and the social accounting literature. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 31 (1). pp. 25-47. ISSN 0969-160X doi: 10.1080/0969160X.2011.556392

Books

Hebb, T., Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Neher, A. L. and Wood, D., eds. (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415624510

Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Johnson, K. L., Sandberg, J. and Waitzer, E. J., eds. (2014) Handbook of institutional investment and fiduciary duty. Cambridge University Press, pp507. ISBN 9781107035874

Reports

Hoepner, A. G. F., Huang, G. and Lui, H. (2016) Beyond outreach: corporate social responsibility and the financial performance of microfinance institutions. In: Hebb, T., Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Neher, A. L. and Wood, D. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 677-688. ISBN 9780415624510

Hebb, T., Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Neher, A. L. and Wood, D. (2016) Introduction. In: Hebb, T., Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Neher, A. L. and Wood, D. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 3-15. ISBN 9780415624510

Hoepner, A. G. F., McMillan, D. G. and Fraser, M. (2016) Is responsible investment under proportionally researched? In: Hebb, T., Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Neher, A. L. and Wood, D. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of responsible investment. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 34-52. ISBN 9780415624510

Hoepner, A. G. F. and Zeume, S. (2014) Fiduciary duty and sin stocks: is vice really nice? In: Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Johnson, K. L., Sandberg, J. and Waitzer, E. J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-207. ISBN 9781107035874

Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Johnson, K. L., Sandberg, J. and Waitzer, E. J. (2014) Introduction. In: Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Johnson, K. L., Sandberg, J. and Waitzer, E. J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781107035874

Barkemeyer, R., Figge, F., Hahn, T., Hoepner, A. G. F., Liesen, G. and Neher, A. (2014) Operationalizing socially responsible investment: a non-financial fiduciary duty problem. In: Hawley, J. P., Hoepner, A. G. F., Johnson, K. L., Sandberg, J. and Waitzer, E. J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107035874

Majoch, A. A. A. , Gifford, E. J. M. and Hoepner, A. G. F. (2012) Active ownership and ESG performance. In: Jones, S. and Ratnatunga, J. (eds.) Contemporary issues in sustainability accounting, assurance and reporting. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 115-138. ISBN 9781780520209

Biehl, C. F.Hoepner, A. G. F. and Liu, J. (2012) Social, environmental and trust issues in business and finance. In: Baker, H. K. and Nofsinger, J. R. (eds.) Socially Responsible Finance and Investing. Wiley, Hoboken, pp. 111-142. ISBN 9781118100097

Biehl, C.Hoepner, A. G.F. and Liu, J. (2012) Social, environmental, and trust issues in business and finance. In: Baker, H. K. and Nofsinger, J. R. (eds.) Socially responsible finance and investing : financial institutions, corporations, investors, and activists. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 111-142. ISBN 9781118100097 doi: 10.1002/9781118524015.ch7

Hoepner, A. G. F. and Wilson, J. O.S. (2012) Social, environmental, ethical and trust (SEET) issues in banking: an overview.In: Barth, J. R., Lin, C. and Wihlborg, C. (eds.) Research Handbook on International Banking and Governance. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 427-457. ISBN 9781849802932

Adamsson, H.Hoepner, A., Rammal, H.G. and Rezec, M. (2011) A review of Islamic funds’ financial performance and investment style in muslim and non-muslim countries. In: Hadj Ali, S. and Escurat, A. (eds.) Finance Islamique. Regard(s) sure une finance alternative. Mazars, Algiers.

Adamsson, H.Hoepner, A., Rammal, H. and Rezec, M. (2011) A review of Islamic mutual funds’ financial performance and investment style in Muslim and non-Muslim countries. In: Finance Islamique: regard(s) sur une finance alternative. Mazars Algeria, pp. 129-132.