What are the major obstacles facing corporations in the uproar of ESG and what can be done to fix that? Reporting fatigue and ambiguous expectations

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Stephanie is a third-year Dphil candidate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, whose thesis is about identifying obstacles in the investment chain when it comes to ESG integration. She is researching why responsible investment is not more mainstream, since the business case has been proven. Her focus is on asset owners, asset managers and (portfolio) companies in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. In addition, she looks at the ESG rating and ranking industry and the reporting fatigue this causes among companies. Another paper she wrote looks at the diffusion of responsible investment among asset owners.

Stephanie has two years of work experience at Ownership Capital, a long-horizon equity manager based in Amsterdam. This investment fund is a spin-out of PGGM's successful responsible equity strategy. This concentrated fund unlocks value (ESG or other) by engaging as an owner of the companies they invest in ("Ownership Investing"). Moreover, the company analysis is fundamental and ESG is completely integrated at every level.

She has also completed an equity valuation internship at Duff & Phelps and a private equity internship at GIMV. Her degree is a MSc in Finance & Investments (Cum Laude and Honours) from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.