Decarbonization Seminar

Zacharias Sautner

The Decarbonization Seminar hosts speakers and participants from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. Topics include the economics and management of sustainable energy technologies in the energy sector, clean energy transportation services, and carbon-free manufacturing processes.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Mannheim Institute for Sustainable Energy Studies (MISES) and the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The organizing team is comprised of Amadeus Bach (MISES), Gunther Glenk (MISES), Marion Ott (ZEW), and Nikolas Wölfing (MISES). In case of questions and suggestions, please contact Yvonne Münch.

This event will take place online only. To join virtually, please register in advance using this link.

Speaker Bio
Zacharias Sautner is Professor of Sustainable Finance at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich (UZH) and a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI). Through his research on ESG topics such as climate change or biodiversity, he provides insights on how finance can contribute to a more sustainable future. He enjoys spreading his sustainable finance views in keynote speeches around the world.

His research was published in leading international journals, and he was ranked #23 globally across 12,000 business authors in a ranking based on SSRN research paper downloads (January 2023, calculated over the past 12 months,). His research has been cited more than 5,000 times according to Google Scholar and his expertise is referenced in newspapers such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, or Financial Times, and in reports by the IMF, ECB, or European Commission as well as in speeches by central bankers.

Sautner acts as Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking & Finance, Financial Management, and Journal of Corporate Finance. He is also a Regular Research Visitor at the ECB and advises institutional investors on ESG issues.

Prior to moving to Switzerland, he was Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where he headed for many years the finance department.

Admission information
The seminar is open to the public. To receive invitations for upcoming seminar talks, please sign up for the mailing list via this form.