HEC Montréal student wins prestigious fellowship in sustainable finance
September 28, 2023
Thomas Boyer, a Master of Science (MSc.) – Finance student has been awarded one of the two McCall MacBain Canadian Sustainable Finance Network (CSFN) Fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year.
This fellowship for academic excellence is awarded to Master’s students enrolled in a research-based finance, economics or business graduate program in a Canadian university, with a demonstrated research interest in sustainable finance.
The award is granted on the basis of academic merit, which includes the presentation of an ongoing research project in sustainable finance. Its purpose is to encourage the winning candidates to pursue work in this field.
Valued at $15,000, this fellowship is funded by the McCall MacBain Foundation, one of Canada's leading scholarship funders.
Thomas Boyer is currently writing his thesis under the supervision of David Ardia, Associate Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences. His research will help to provide a quantitative understanding of the relationship between shifts in climate sentiment and the future performance of companies that encourage environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. This greater understanding will enable agents to make data-driven decisions regarding sustainable investment.
About the CSFN
The CSFN, established by the Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) at Queens University, Ontario, is an independent, formal research and educational network, which includes HEC Montréal as one of its partner institutions. It has been instrumental in sharing knowledge and initiating future research topics, as well as creating key partnerships across Canada and globally.