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Dr Lisa Schopohl

Lecturer in Finance

Postgraduate Exams Officer

Schopohl Lisa 201


  • Applied Empirical Finance, 
  • Responsible Investment, 
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), 
  • Institutional Investment, 
  • Pension Funds


ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Lisa’s research interests are in applied empirical finance and in particular the areas of institutional investment, pension funds, socially responsible investing and shareholder activism. Lisa has presented her research at numerous international conferences.

She has received several awards and scholarships for her research, including a scholarship by the German National Academy Foundation, the 2015 PRI-Sycomore AM Award for the most outstanding research in responsible investment and the 2017 FIR-PRI Finance and Sustainability Award for her PhD thesis. Lisa holds a PhD in Finance from the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading and a MLitt in Finance and Management from the University of St Andrews.

Reference: Hoepner, A. G. F. and Schopohl, L. (2019) State pension funds and corporate social responsibility: do beneficiaries’ political values influence funds’ investment decisions? Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 1573-0697 doi:
Reference: Brooks, C. , Fenton, E. , Schopohl, L. and Walker, J. (2019) Why does research in finance have so little impact? Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 58. pp. 24-52. ISSN 1045-2354 doi:
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Schopohl, L. and Woodrow, C. , (2019) Henley Business School report to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2017/18 and 2018/19. Report. Henley Business School (PRME)
Reference: Brooks, C. and Schopohl, L. (2018) Topics and trends in finance research: what is published, who publishes it and what gets cited? The British Accounting Review, 50 (6). pp. 615-637. ISSN 0890-8389 doi:
Reference: Hoepner, A. G. F. and Schopohl, L. (2018) On the price of morals in markets: an empirical study of the Swedish AP-Funds and the Norwegian Government Pension Fund. Journal of Business Ethics, 151 (3). pp. 665-692. ISSN 1573-0697 doi:
Reference: Schopohl, L. (2017) Essays on institutional investment and socially responsible investing. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

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Past Events

25th November 2017 Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
26th September 2017 Berlin
11th October 2017 Boston, United States

British Academy of Management Conference

5th September 2017 Warwick, UK

Research Seminar: Lisa Schopohl, ICMA Centre

7th June 2017 G09, ICMA Centre

European Responsible Investment and Institutions Conference (ERIIC)

11th May 2015 University of Edinburgh, 29 Buccleuch Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9JS

Young Finance Scholar Conference

25th June 2015 University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH

PRI in Person Conference

9th September 2015 ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

PRI Academic Workshop

11th September 2015 London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE

Henley Doctoral Researcher Conference

27th November 2015 Henley Business School, University of Reading, RG6 6UD

3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

22nd March 2016 International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 Rue de Varembé, CH-1202 Genève, Switzerland

8th INQUIRE UK Business School Seminar

16th June 2016 ICMA Centre, University of Reading, RG6 6BA

Doctoral Research Conference 2016

23rd June 2016 University of Reading, RG6 6UA
1st October 2016 ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6BA