CDAR encourages innovative thinking in data science research and its applications to investment risk and portfolio management. With support from State Street, as well as the Economics and Statistics Departments at UC Berkeley, CDAR organizes workshops, conferences, and research opportunities to create a culture of learning. These events bring together academic researchers in physical and social sciences and industry researchers from finance firms and technology companies both large and small. Please visit our related Center for Risk Management Research through the link above.

Recent Events

Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (SRI)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM to Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

CDAR Co-Director Lisa Goldberg Presented the Moskowitz Prize at 2016 SRI Conference 
(link to full press release)

The Moskowitz Prize is a global award recognizing outstanding academic research on a topic germane to the sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investment industry. The Annual SRI Conference serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space, catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy.

The Center for Responsible Business @ Haas School of Business: Corporate Sustainability and Materiality: Strategy, Practice, and Implementation

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM to Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

How do companies and investment funds implement corporate sustainability in a strategic and material way? This Center for Responsible Business Peterson Speaker Series will dive into case studies and learnings from academia, a company, and an investment fund. Register here.

Divya Mankikar, Head of ESG Integration, Investment Officer III, CalPERS
George Serafeim, Jakurski Family Associate Professor, Harvard Business School; Senior Partner, KKS Advisors; Senior Advisor, Calvert Investments
Susanne Stormer, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk

Dan Hanson , Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business; Partner, Head of US Equities, Jarislowsky Fraser Global Investment Management


2016 CDAR Symposium

On October 7, 2016, CDAR hosted our second annual symposium at California Memorial Stadium. Check our symposium page for a rundown of the program, with pictures to come soon! http://cdar.berkeley.edu/2016-symposium/

Is it Mathematics or is it Software? (link to official pdf) In Notices of the American Mathematical Society, CDAR Co-Director Lisa Goldberg explores the concepts and issues surrounding mathematical software development. From the abstract: “Since we are in an age where significant progress has been achieved on both practical and intellectual levels by such thinking, the development of mathematical software is genuinely part of mathematics. That is, the conceptual breakthroughs in software development should find a home in the academic mathematical community.”

ATTN: Thought leaders, researchers, & investment professionals! Share your ideas on more #sustainable practices &… https://t.co/xd0jop3f2N

Berkeley-Haas CRB@respbus

CALL FOR PAPERS: Investment for Impact Research Prize. Submit ur paper by April! https://t.co/KgeGxLumQN #impact #5kprize

#CDARSymposium2016 connected scholars & industry leaders for discussion on #ESG #datascience #risk #finance See pic… https://t.co/7UMKi5twwL

Kyong Shik Eom on #Markets & the effect of switching from #KOSDAQ to #KOSPI in @ELSFinance's Emerging Markets Review https://t.co/TlyMWLmet7

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