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Sustainable accounting

David Pitt-Watson, who has been Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance and Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge, talks about a campaign to stop companies benefiting from 'stranded assets' that unduly inflate profits. by David Pitt-Watson Most people, most governments, and indeed…

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Market Watch: Opinion: Queen Elizabeth and the future of US retirement reform

A research paper on private pension systems co-authored by David Pitt-Watson, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in Market Watch. The report “outlines the benefits and the pitfalls of a collective defined contribution retirement plan with a…

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Responsible Investor: Why accounting really matters for climate change, and what you need to know about it

David Pitt-Watson, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about a new accounting approach which is compatible with climate sustainability. “Investors have been clear that they want the companies they own to commit to a business model which is…

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Forbes: Properly done financial audits are a powerful tool for addressing climate change

“The reason companies invest in climate-destroying assets is because they look profitable," comments Cambridge Judge Business School's Visiting Fellow David Pitt-Watson, in the Forbes article discussing financial auditing as a tool for addressing climate change. Read the full article [forbes.com]…

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Bloomberg: Investors call for climate disclosures in company accounts

David Pitt-Watson, research fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the call for corporate reporting to reflect climate-related risks. “Many companies in all sorts of industries are going to have to revalue their assets so that they are sustainable,”…

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Purposeful economics

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England, was the guest speaker at the 'Purpose of Finance' series of the Master of Finance (MFin) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England,…

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Financial Times: Asset managers ‘have something to hide’ from pension trustees

David Pitt-Watson, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on pension fee transparency and says that independent governance committees (IGCs) set up to ensure workplace pension savers receive value for money are ineffective. David comments: “It is really important…

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Financial Times: Politician’s sprinkling of stardust boosts the funds industry

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the appeal of recruiting former politicians to asset management firms. "They are giving their name to a business and investors will be drawn to that. If the…

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Financial Times: Investors revolt against directors with too many jobs

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the clash between investors and company directors. “It’s really rare that a company will go to an AGM and allow itself to be defeated,” he says.…

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Financial Times: Fund chiefs aid activist raiders but in Britain politeness is key

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on asset managers and active company ownership. “It should be completely normal that shareholders are active as owners of companies, that they are asking good questions and…

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