Pedro Matos is the academic director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, holds the John G. Macfarlane Family Chair in Business Administration and is a professor of business administration (Finance) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His research focuses on the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets worldwide. His work has been published in top academic journals and featured in the press, including in The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune and Forbes. Matos is a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and his work has received numerous research grants and awards. At Darden, Matos has published numerous case studies and has won the Wells Fargo Award for Excellence in Course Material Development (twice), the Wells Fargo Award for Outstanding Research Publication and the Darden Multiyear Publications Award. He previously taught at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he received a Golden Apple teaching award. Matos holds a B.A. in economics from Nova University in Lisbon (Portugal) and a Ph.D. in finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France). Prior to his Ph.D., he worked with the Portuguese Ministry of Finance and consulted for the World Bank.

Ganz gleich, wie man es nennt - "ESG" (Umwelt, Soziales und Governance), "verantwortungsbewusstes" oder "nachhaltiges" Investieren - die Welt achtet zunehmend auf Investitionsentscheidungen, die nicht-finanzielle Faktoren einbeziehen, welche von den traditionellen Rechnungslegungsmethoden nicht erfasst werden.