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Yimfor, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss his recent work on how access to venture capital varies by the founder’s race and alma mater and explore mechanisms driving the variation.

This year’s in-person convening will discuss unique challenges and opportunities related to ESG issues in alternative investments.

This event, sponsored by the Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) and the Institute for Private Capital (IPC), brings together leading academics and practitioners to discuss current issues related to commercial real estate, infrastructure, inflation and policy issues such as the effects of possible rent control proposals on investment returns.

06
Oct
2022
Stakeholder Capitalism

Pastor, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss how green stocks — despite outperforming brown in recent years because of an unexpectedly strong increase in environmental concerns — have lower expected future returns than brown.

Save the date for the Family Enterprise Center's 9th Annual Family Business Forum "Communication in the Family Business."

Designed for family business leaders, non-family executives, business-owning families and future leaders, this UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Family Enterprise Center online course is a unique opportunity to create a thoughtful roadmap for succession in family business. Come explore family business continuity challenges and common practices for successfully leading family-owned enterprises. Emphasis is placed on the importance of open, transparent communication in the family; the creation of a shared vision for the business; and the alignment of family and business goals.

Pless, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss the degree to which divestment versus continued investment in polluting industries might help drive the transition to a cleaner economy.

The symposium will highlight recent research on buyouts, private credit, and venture capital, among other topics. Hosted by the Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC).

Thought leaders from industry, government and academia discuss and debate the opportunities and challenges posed by stakeholder capitalism and ESG investing in an all-new conference format. The event’s keynotes, panels and Q&As will set the agenda for future research and policy.


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Further embracing renewable energy sources can help in the long term, but short- and medium-term solutions will require other answers. Join us for a virtual discussion at 11 a.m. June 20 as Stephen Arbogast, Kenan-Flagler Business School Finance Professor and director of the Energy Center, talks with Chief Economist Gerald Cohen about how focusing on the global energy supply can help Europe select the best options for creating a more stable energy outlook.

Join the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and the UNC Tax Center for their annual convening, this year held virtually, on Tuesday, June 8, 2022.

PERC returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School on May 26-27, 2022, for the Private Equity Research Consortium Spring Symposium. This group of scholars and industry professionals conducts and promotes research on private equity. This research symposium offers the opportunity for this group to engage with new academic research.

The hits just keep coming for the cryptocurrency market following last week’s collapse of TerraUSD. The stablecoin, created to maintain its value equal to the U.S. dollar, today is worth an estimated 11 cents – a drop in market value from nearly $19 billion to roughly $1.3 billion. How could this have happened, and what could it – along with the wider market selloff – mean for the future of crypto? We invite you to join us at 11 a.m. ET this Friday, May 20, for a discussion with key experts.

Please join us for the 13th Annual Alternative Investments Conference on May 12, 2022 hosted by the Institute for Private Capital. Since 2008, the Alternative Investments Conference has served as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends.

The annual Kenan Institute Student Awards honor students who excel in research, leadership and service, recognize those who exhibit outstanding service and commitment, and celebrate those who exemplify Kenan-Flagler’s core values and advance the mission and vision of the institute.

This year Rethinc. Labs joined the Duke Quantum Center and the IBM Quantum Hub at NC State to bring their Financial Services focus to the Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar Series. For our next discussion we welcome Dylan Herman, from the JPMorgan Chase Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering (FLARE). The focus of the FLARE quantum program is to develop quantum algorithms for financial applications and quantum-resistant cryptographic solutions.

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Prime Video & Amazon Studios
Please join us for an exclusive virtual conversation with Prime Video and Amazon Studios Global Chief Marketing Officer Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo (BSBA '97) on Tuesday, April 12. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

This year Rethinc. Labs joined the Duke Quantum Center and the IBM Quantum Hub at NC State to bring their Financial Services focus to the Triangle Quantum Computing Seminar Series. We will welcome João Doriguello, from the National University of Singapore to share his least squares Monte Carolo algorithm.

07
Apr
2022
Stakeholder Capitalism

Join the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise for a virtual talk featuring London Business School Finance Professor Alex Edmans, who will critically examine the case for purposeful business using rigorous evidence and real-life examples to show what works – and, importantly, what doesn’t.

The Kenan Institute’s deep dive into stakeholder capitalism has exposed shortcomings in a key building block: ESG measurement. In this one-hour virtual session, we will convene a cross-sector group of panelists to discuss why ESG measurements matter to businesses large and small. The panelists will offer recommendations on scalable implementation, suggest how best to leverage such measures to meet the needs of different stakeholder groups, and provide tips on how to design reporting that is free from political influence and agendas.

Vice Chairwoman, First Citizens Bank
Please join us for an exclusive conversation with First Citizens Bank Vice Chairwoman Hope Bryant on Tuesday, March 29. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.