Pension Funds and Sustainable Investment
Challenges and Opportunities
Olivia Mitchell, P. Brett Hammond, and Raimond Maurer
Olivia Mitchell,P. Brett Hammond,Raimond Maurer
Brett Hammond is a research leader at the American Funds of the Capital Group; he is also Executive Vice President of the Q Group and member of the Pension Research Council's Advisory Board. Previously he directed research teams at MSCI, and he served as chief investment strategist at TIAA-CREF while working on the creation of target-date funds, inflation-linked bonds, and individual financial advice. He also served on the senior management team at The National Academies, responsible for behavioral and social sciences studies; he also taught at The Wharton School. His research focuses on investing, institutional and individual asset allocation, pensions, higher education, and public policy. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Retirement.
Raimond Maurer is Professor of Investment, Portfolio Management, and Pension Finance at the Finance Department of the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on asset management, lifetime portfolio choice, real estate, and pension finance. Previously he was in residence at the Wharton School as Visiting Professor, and he serves as Advisory Board member of the Pension Research Council. His other professional activities include serving on the Union Real Estate Investment group, the Society of Actuaries, and the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts. He recently completed a Deanship at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Goethe University, where he currently serves on the Faculty Senate. His habilitation and dissertation were awarded by Mannheim University, and he also was awarded an honorary doctorate from the State University of Finance and Economics of St. Petersburg.
Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, and Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research; all at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Concurrently Dr. Mitchell serves as a Research Associate at the NBER; Independent Director on the Wells Fargo Fund Boards; Co-Investigator for the Health and Retirement Study at the University of Michigan; and Executive Board Member for the Michigan Retirement Research Center. She also serves on the Academic Advisory Council for the Consumer Finance Institute at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve; the Advisory Committee of the HEC Montreal Retirement and Savings Institute; and the UNSW Centre for Pensions and Superannuation. She earned her B.A. in Economics from Harvard University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Rob Bauer, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
Nathan Fabian, European Platform on Sustainable Finance
Chris Geczy, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research
John B. Guerard, University of Washington in Seattle
Anita Margrethe Halvorssen, Global Legal Solutions, LC
P. Brett Hammond, American Funds of the Capital Group
Mikael Homanen, Research at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Stéphanie Lachance, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)
Linda-Eling Lee, MSCI's ESG Research Group
Raimond Maurer, Goethe University Frankfurt
Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Luba Nikulina, Willis Towers Watson
Amy O'Brien, Nuveen
Nikolaj Pedersen, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Zacharias Sautner, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Morgan Slebos, United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Paul M.A. Smeets, Maastricht University
Laura T. Starks, University of Texas at Austin
Judith Stroehle, Said Business School of Oxford