Show Notes: Why ESG Funds Are Shaking Up Wall Street

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Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Quinn Curtis
S4 E1: Why ESG Funds Are Shaking Up Wall Street

Do ESG funds — those espousing environmental, social and governance values — live up to their label, and should they be regulated? UVA Law professor Quinn Curtis joins hosts Cathy Hwang and Risa Goluboff.

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Show Notes: Why ESG Funds Are Shaking Up Wall Street

Quinn Curtis


Quinn Curtis teaches courses on corporate law, securities and venture capital, and his research focuses on empirical law and finance. He has written extensively on the regulation of mutual funds and retirement accounts, including empirical work on 401(k) plans, mutual fund governance and fee litigation.  His other research interests include corporate governance and corporate litigation.  

His publications have appeared, among others in the Yale Law Journal; the University of Pennsylvania Law Review; the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations; and the Journal of Legal Studies.  He is a charter board member of the Society of Investment Law. 

Curtis received his undergraduate degrees in philosophy and physics magna cum laude from Ohio State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Yale Law Journal. He received his Ph.D. in finance from Yale School of Management in 2011. Prior to attending law school, Curtis worked as a software engineer at Microsoft Corporation.

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