James P. Hawley is Professor, School of Economics and Business Administration, and Director of the Elfenworks Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism at Saint Mary’s College. He has held the rotating endowed chair, Transamerica Professor of Business Policy and Strategy, two times. He is the author of two books, the first on international banks and the global monetary system, and (as a co-author with Professor Andrew T. Williams) on U.S. pension funds and the ownership of U.S. corporations, titled, The Rise of Fiduciary Capitalism: How Institutional Investors can make Corporations more Democratic, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2000. He is the co-editor of a third book, Institutional Investors, Risk/Return Tradeoffs, and Corporate Governance Failures(forthcoming, the University of Pennsylvania Press). Additionally, he is the author (or co-author) of articles on a variety of topics, including corporate governance, sovereign wealth funds and responsible investment, the 2007-08 financial crisis, the international monetary and financial system, and environmental and sustainability issues, and numerous papers and reports. His current research focus is on corporate governance, financial crises and risk, and institutional investors. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for Responsible Investing, was a member of the UN Environmental Programme-Financial Initiative’s Expert Panel on Responsible Investment and is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Principles of Responsible Investment’s Academic Network.
He has spoken widely before both academic and practitioner organizations on corporate governance, sustainability and environmental, social and governance aspects of risk and opportunity, and on universal owners.