Michal Barzuza

Michal Barzuza is a professor of law and the Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor of Business, Law & Regulation at the University of Virginia Law School. She has written extensively on corporate governance, ESG, board of directors, shareholder activism, and regulatory competition. Barzuza is an ECGI research member, and was a board member at ALEA and a board member and a co-president at CELS.

CEOs Have Real Incentives To Promote ESG

In new research, Michal Barzuza, Quinn Curtis, and David Webber create a framework explaining why CEOs have powerful incentives to promote ESG, why these incentives are distinct from those of shareholders, why they are powerful despite the lack of governance mechanisms, and why they are at times excessive or skewed.

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