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Valentin Jouvenot awarded Prix William Rappard for best Ph.D. thesis on Sustainability

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At the 2022 Graduation Ceremony held on Thursday 11 November, the Geneva School of Economics and Management presented the Prix William Rappard, which recognizes the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of sustainability.

The winner of the Prix William Rappard was Dr. Valentin Jouvenot for his thesis: Three essays on sustainable finance. His dissertation included an examination of whether corporate water management affects the valuations of manufacturing firms, and looked at the effects of regulation that mandates publicly listed firms disclose their carbon emissions in their annual reports. He received his Doctorate in Finance on 8 September 2022.

The Prix William Rappard award was established in memory of Professor William Rappard, a Swiss academic and diplomat, who was a professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva and was appointed rector of the same University in 1926. Prof. Rappard was highly influential in headquartering the League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) in Geneva.

The award was open to all Ph.D. students who had defended their thesis during the 2021-2022 academic year. The jury was chaired by Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Professor Salvatore Di Falco, and consisted of the directors of the GSEM Doctoral programs.

> Click here to watch the ceremony and view the evening's program.


November 25, 2022
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