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Apr 20, 2022

Kenan Institute Announces 2022 Class of Distinguished Fellows

The fellows will take on the institute’s ‘grand challenge’ of exploring stakeholder capitalism

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Rob Knapp

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 19, 2022) The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is thrilled to announce its 2022 class of Distinguished Fellows. Appointed on an annual basis, the Distinguished Fellows comprise an exemplary set of global scholars committed to leveraging their individual expertise, thought leadership, research and networks to further the institute’s efforts to examine and drive solutions to issues facing business and the economy today. This year’s class will support the Kenan Institute’s exploration of ESG investing and the rise of stakeholder capitalism – and whether the model could be set to replace shareholder primacy. The 2022 Distinguished Fellows are:

  • Alex Edmans, professor of finance at London Business School, academic director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and managing editor of the Review of Finance.
  • Olga Hawn, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School associate professor, Sustainability Distinguished Fellow and faculty director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.
  • Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Jacquelyn Pless, Fred Kayne (1960) career development professor of entrepreneurship and assistant professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  
  • Emmanuel Yimfor, assistant professor of finance at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Edmans gave a virtual presentation April 7, and each remaining fellow will pay a visit to the Kenan Institute later this year featuring an event that will be open to the press and public. Stay abreast of all our coming events here.


About the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise develops and promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues.  With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the institute fosters the entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate economic prosperity and improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world. Learn more at kenaninstitute.unc.edu.

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