Oxford Sustainable Private Markets conference 2022

Ludovic Phalippou hosted the inaugural conference.

The objective of the conference was to advance academic research with a view to supporting change by industry participants as well as policy makers. The overarching goal was to reimagine private markets to achieve fair return on invested capital, but also serve the greater public interest as well as the stakeholders of private markets by looking beyond the portfolio companies and examining the net effect and impact on larger public interest considerations.

The event brought together multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners to exchange their experience and their research in building tomorrow's financial markets.

The conference involved 80 in-person delegates and over 500 virtual attendees, including policy makers, investors and representatives of corporations, academics and researchers, foundations, and more.

Oxford Sustainable Private Markets Conference - 2022 programme




Welcome speech

Ludovic Phalippou, Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Session 1


Private Equity and the renewable energy market

William Magnuson - Texas A&M University School of Law


Keeping up with the Blackstones: large investors and gentrification

Neroli Austin – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Discussant – Tarun Ramadorai – Imperial College London


The shifting finance of electricity generation

Aleksandar Andonov - University of Amsterdam

Discussant – Tim Jenkinson - Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Session 2


Impact investing and venture capital industry: experimental evidence

Ye Zhang - Stockholm School of Economics

Discussant Alexander Montag - Warwick Business School, University of Warwick


ESG lending

Kim Sehoon – University of Florida

Discussant – Mungo Wilson - Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


To treat or prevent pollution?

Caroline Gentet-Raskopf - Université Paris-Dauphine 

Discussant – Lakshmi Naaraayanan – London Business School





Private equity and pay gaps inside the firm

Lily Fang – INSEAD 


Session 3


Employee views of leveraged buy-out transactions

Alexandre Scivoletto – HEC Liège 

Discussant – Daniel Metzger – Rotterdam School of Management


The impact of leadership diversity on private equity fund performance

Yilmaz Bekyol –  HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management 

Discussant – Luisa Alemany – London Business School

Session 4


Power banks: do tax equity investors add value to renewable power projects?

Sophie Shive – University of Notre Dame

Discussant – José-Luis Peydró – Imperial College Business School


How deadly is financial leverage? Evidence from care homes during the Covid-19 crisis

Peter Morris 

Discussant – Amir Amel-Zadeh – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Networking drinks reception