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Dr Lisa Schopohl

Associate Professor of Finance

Director of Studies

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 specifically in the areas of institutional investment, corporate finance, ESG investment and CSR, green finance, and gender in finance. Lisa has presented her research at numerous international conferences.

She has received several awards for her research, including the 2021 Prize for Best Research Output by Early Career Researchers in the Prosperity & Resilience Research Division, the 2017 FIR-PRI Finance and Sustainability Award for her PhD thesis and the 2015 PRI-Sycomore AM Award for most outstanding research in responsible investment. 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: Schopohl, L. and Sangiorgi, I. (2021) Why do institutional investors buy green bonds: evidence from a survey of European asset managers. International Review of Financial Analysis, 75. 101738. ISSN 1057-5219 doi:
Reference: Akrivou, K. , Woodrow, C. and Schopohl, L. , (2021) Henley Business School report to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education 2019/20 and 2020/21. Report. Henley Business School (PRME)
Reference: Brooks, C. and Schopohl, L. (2021) Green accounting and finance: advancing research on environmental disclosure, value impacts and management control systems. The British Accounting Review, 53 (1). 100973. ISSN 0890-8389 doi:
Reference: Brooks, C. , Schopohl, L. and Walker, J. (2021) Comparing perceptions of the impact of journal rankings between fields. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. ISSN 1045-2354 doi: (In Press)
Reference: Sangiorgi, I. and Schopohl, L. (2021) Explaining green bond issuance using survey evidence: beyond the greenium. The British Accounting Review. ISSN 0890-8389 (In Press)
Reference: Hoepner, A. G. F. and Schopohl, L. (2020) State pension funds and corporate social responsibility: do beneficiaries’ political values influence funds’ investment decisions? Journal of Business Ethics, 165. pp. 489-516. ISSN 1573-0697 doi:
Reference: Schopohl, L. , Urquhart, A. and Zhang, H. (2020) Female CFOs, leverage and the moderating role of board diversity and CEO power. Journal of Corporate Finance. 101858. ISSN 0929-1199 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.

Financial Modelling

Financial Modelling: Provides a rapid introduction to using MS Excel to solve a variety of practical problems related to finance. Many careers in banking and finance now require candidates to...

Module code: IC212

Introductory Econometrics for Finance

This module introduces students to the econometric techniques that are used in the empirical finance literature. Building on Introductory Quantitative Techniques for Finance module, this module aims to give students...

Module code: IC205

Quantitative Methods for Finance

The module covers the building blocks of econometrics and analytical techniques used in finance. Via case studies and computer modelling exercises, students learn how to apply these techniques to real...

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Past Events

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

British Academy of Management Conference

5 September 2017 Warwick, UK

Research Seminar: Lisa Schopohl, ICMA Centre

7 June 2017 G09, ICMA Centre

European Responsible Investment and Institutions Conference (ERIIC)

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

Young Finance Scholar Conference

25 June 2015 University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH

PRI in Person Conference

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

PRI Academic Workshop

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

Henley Doctoral Researcher Conference

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

3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

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

8th INQUIRE UK Business School Seminar

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

Doctoral Research Conference 2016

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