EFA Keynote Speech: “Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: What Do Investors Care about? What Should Investors Care about?”


* Corresponding author: Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station-B6600, Austin, TX 78712; Phone: (512) 471-5899; Fax: (512) 471-5366; E-mail: lstarks@mail.utexas.edu.


This article is the keynote address from the Eastern Finance Association meeting in New Orleans in March 2007 with updated references and examples. In this keynote address, I discuss what we can learn about institutional investors' views on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility from research and surveys.