Sebastian Utz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Finance of the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Before he joined HSG in August 2017, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Regensburg. He received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Augsburg, majoring in Operations Research, Statistics, and Capital Markets and he obtained his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Regensburg. During his doctoral studies, Sebastian has been recognized with the Ph.D. scholarship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. In 2014, he spent six months as a visiting research scholar at the Department of Banking and Finance at the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. His focus research area is sustainable finance. His research has been published in journals such as Operations Research (among the Financial Times Top 50 scientific journals), European Journal of Operational Research, Review of Managerial Science, and Review of Financial Economics. Moreover, his research has been honored with the LIFE Climate Foundation Liechtenstein Impact Award and the Shin Research Excellence Award of the Geneva Association, among others.
The impact of corporate social and environmental performance on credit rating prediction: North America versus Europe
The authors quantify the extent to which the quality of credit rating predictions improves by integrating measures of corporate social performance (CSP) in an established credit risk model. Their analysis provides comprehensive evidence of the…