Stefanie Hiss is assistant professor of economic sociology/sociology of financial markets at the University of Jena, Germany. As a Schumpeter fellow funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, she heads the Junior Research Group "Sustainability and Financial Markets." She is also a member of the Junge Akademie of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. In 2005, she received her PhD from the University of Bamberg. In her dissertation, Hiss dealt with the question of why corporations act socially responsible. Her research interests focus on sustainability (socially responsible investment, corporate social responsibility) and financial markets (credit, rating). During her stay at CES from January through May 2012, she will work on a project that examines the backwardness of the German market for socially responsible investment.
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