IMPACT HAU Inaugural Workshop Programme 25 March 2020

The Hau of Finance: Ethnographic inquiries into impact investing and the moral turn in finance


9.00 - 9.30: Introduction
Marc Brightman (Unibo) ‘Hau and Sustainability in Finance’

9.30 - 11.00. Session 1

Chair: Marc Brightman

Davide Caselli (Milan Bicocca): "Did you Say 'Social Impact'? Welfare Transformations, Networks of Expertise and the Financialization of Italian Welfare".

Matthew Archer (Copenhagen Business School): "Accounting for Impact in Sustainable Finance".

Jessica Sklair (Cambridge): "Impact Investing for Brazilian Development: Social Finance and the Reconfiguring of Trickle Down Theory".

Discussant: Sarah Bracking (Kings College London)

11.00 -11.15: Break

11.15 -12.45 Session 2

Chair: Alessandro Maresca (Unibo)

Ben Eyre (Manchester): "Effective Philanthropy and Affective Investment".

Claudia Campisano (Unibo): "Ethics and Morality in Impact Investing: Research Hypotheses".

Théo Bourgeron (University College Dublin): "Constructing the Double Circulation of Capital and 'Social Impact'. An Ethnographic Study of a French Impact Investment Fund".

Discussant: Guillaume Dumont (EMLYON Business School OCE Research Center)

12.45 -1 3.45: Lunch 

13.45 - 15.30 Session 3

Chair: Claudia Campisano (Unibo)

Giulia Dal Maso (Unibo): "Bridging ‘Green ’Asymmetries across Boundaries? The Case of the China Three Gorges (CTG) Green Bond in Portugal".

Aneil Tripathy (Brandeis): "Careers and Climates: Work and Personhood in the Green Bond Market".

Alessandro Maresca (Unibo): " Narratives of Sustainability: the Case of ENEL 'Green' Bonds".

Aaron Z. Pitluck (Illinois State University): “'Sometimes it Looks Fake': Critique, Financial Innovation, and Pragmatic Incrementalism in Islamic Banking and Finance".

Discussant: Natasa Gregoric Bon (ZRC S AZU Ljubjana)

15.30 - 15.45: Break

15.45 - 17.15: Session 4

Chair: Giulia Dal Maso

Kirk Fierek (City University New York): "The Derivativization of E-LIFE (Everyday Life In Financialized Economies): The Hau of Finance in Informal Financial Markets".

Svetlana Sabelfeld (Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg): "A 'Black Ship' Entering the Local Borders of Investor Relations?

Diane Laure Arjalies (Ivey Business School): “'Let’s go on the land instead'. Using Conservation Finance and its Metrics to Reconcile Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples and their Ecosystems".

Discussant: Philip Balsiger (Neuchatel)

17.15 - 17.30: Break

17.30 - 18.30: Roundtable discussion: The Moral Turn in Finance

Chair: Marc Brightman (Unibo)

Daniela Peluso (Kent), Knut Myhre (Oslo Museum of Cultural History), Daniel Neyland (Goldsmiths), Gillian Tett (Financial Times), Elizabeth Ferry (Brandeis).