Haiying Lin








Haiying Lin


Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo

Definition of responsibility in investment and banking
It involves sustainable, socially conscious, “green” or ethical investing. It is investment strategy that seeks to consider both financial return and social good. Socially responsible investment and banking should encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. They seek to avoid harm by screening companies included in an investment portfolio.

Areas of expertise
Strategic alliances for sustainability, cross-sector partnership for complex environmental issues, corporate environmental management & strategy, voluntary environmental programs, stakeholder involvement in environmental governance, global corporate sustainability, corporate sustainability in the emerging economies

Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy (Corporate Environmental Management), May 2010, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
• Dissertation: Strategic Alliances for Environmental Improvements

M.A. in Regional Planning and Management in Growing Economics, October 2000
Joint degree offered by University of the Philippines and Dortmund University, Germany
• Thesis: Ecological Renewal of Ruhr region in Germany (clean coal & solar energy)

Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Planning and Management, September 1999
Dortmund University, Germany

B.A. in Economics / Finance, June 1991
Central University of Finance & Economy, Beijing, China

Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo (UW), Waterloo, ON, Canada, July 2010-now

U.S. Corporation-NGO Task Force, funded by the Pacific Basin Research Center of Soka University of America, October 2013

Graduate Instructor, George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, VA, USA, 2008-2009

Associate consultant, SustainAsia Ltd, Hong Kong, China, December 2008- present

Broad member, US-China Association of Environmental Education, 2008-present

Program Director, Global Village of Beijing (GVB), Beijing, 2005, summer 2006

Visiting Scholar, Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, France, 2004

Research Fellow, STEAG AG, Coal-Fired Power Corp. & Initiativekreis Ruhrgebiet, Essen, Germany, 2000-2001

Section Chief, Hainan Finance Bureau-Work Bank Project Department, Hainan Taxation Bureau, Haikou, China, 1991-1998

2012 Principle Investigator, obtained $424,014 Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant for a five-year team-based research entitled “Cross-sector Solutions to Environmental Issues in Canada”. Co-PI is Dr. Oana Branzei, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Collaborators include Dr. Jonathan Doh from University of Villanova, Dr. Miguel Rivera-Santos from Babson College, and Dr. David Hyatt from University of Arkansas. In progress.
2011 The Emarald Best International Symposium Award (Symposium chair of “Corporate Sustainability in Emerging Economics”) won at the 71 Academy of Management Conference at San Antonio, TX, USA, 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting has grown significantly in China during the past decade. This chapter assesses the status of ativan online buy Chinese CSR re-porting and its main drivers, as well as firms’ subsequent social, environmental and financial performance. Employing data of 130 Chinese listed companies, we assessed the development trend of CSR reporting and suggest that such a growth is mainly driven by external pressure (e.g. regulations). Our statistical testing found positive associations between CSR reporting and firms’ subsequent social, environmental, and financial performance. Our results have important implications for social responsible investors who focus on both financial and social returns. They, therefore, can leverage firms’ CSR reports as indicators for their investment decisions.

the Environmental NGO-Corporate Partnership Taskforce funded by the Pacific Basin Research Center

Hobbies & Social Engagement
Business networking, Gardening/landscaping, Museums and art Music and concerts, Exploring new areas, Performing arts, Religion/spiritual, Travel/sightseeing, Volunteering