Emilia Vähämaa

Hanken School of Economics

Associate Professor

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I’m Wärtsilä Associate Professor of Finance at Hanken School of Economics, Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the United States, and a docent at the University of Vaasa. My research interests and teaching expertise lie in the areas of sustainable finance, ESG, corporate governance, and banking. 

I have published, for example, in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Financial Services Research. I have significant international experience and have spent several longer research periods abroad visiting top universities, such as Harvard University, Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester, and the University of Central Florida.

I was in charge of a research project for the Finnish Government's Analysis, Assessment, and Research Activities on women's career development challenges that was completed in February 2023. The final report and the associated Policy Brief can be accessed here: https://tietokayttoon.fi/-/listayhtioiden-hallitus-ja-johtoryhmatehtavat-naisten-urakehityksen-haasteet

I also work in several positions of trust in the academic world and in the organization and foundation sector. For example, I’m an Associate Editor in the International Review of Economics and Finance, a board member of the Nasdaq Nordic Foundation, the OP Group Research Foundation’s Scientific Committee, the Nordic Corporate Governance Network, the Editorial Advisory Board in Managerial Finance, and a Financial Committee Member at the Finnish Red Cross, Vaasa branch. 

I’m also a sought-after speaker and trainer in the corporate world, especially regarding sustainable finance and banking. 

Keywords: ESG, sustainability, sustainable investments, corporate governance, corporate boards, female executives, banking


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