Olaf Weber

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Olaf Weber

Contact
oweber@uwaterloo.ca
+1 519 888 4567

Profession/affiliation
Weber: Associate Professor, Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance, Director Master’s Program in Sustsinability Management

School for Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo, Canada

Definition Responsible Investment Banking
Investing and banking in a way that supports sustsinable development locally and globally

Areas of Expertise
Weber: Sustainable finance, sustainable credit risk management, sustainable project finance

Curriculum Vitae
Weber: Ph.D. Technical Faculty, University of Bielefeld, Germany
M.A. Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany, Head of Sustainable Finance Group at Swiss Federal Institute for Technology, Zurich, Managing Partner GOE Consultants, Zurich

Abstract
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting has grown significantly in China during the past decade. This chapter assesses the status of 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.

Network
Member of the Board responsible for administrative Science Association Canada (ASAC), member dee Editorial Board of International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility and The Journal of Contemporary Business and Professional Ethics (CBPE).

Hobbies & Social Engagement
Marathon, triathlon, running, guitar.
Olaf Weber is honorary president of LFE coop, a regional cooperative renewable energy.