Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Weber, O. (2016). "Equator Principles Reporting: Factors Influencing the Quality of Reports", International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility, 1(2), 141-160.

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Abstract This study analyses the reporting of Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFI). The Equator Principles are a voluntary code of conduct, providing guidelines for assessing, managing, and reporting environmental and social impacts in project finance. The objective of the study is: 1) to understand, whether EPFIs follow the Equator Principles reporting guidelines; 2) to assess the quality of the mandatory reports of the EPFIs; 3) to analyse causes for differences in reporting. Because the Equator Principles are a voluntary code of conduct, or a so-called soft law, the research has been based on institutional theory. Our results suggest that though EPFIs follow the reporting guidelines, only about 5% disclose all the information required by the guidelines and consequently achieve the highest score with respect to their reporting quality. Furthermore, differences in reporting quality are mainly caused by the size of the EPFIs. The larger the EPFI with respect to its total assets the higher is the reporting quality. We conclude that further mechanisms, such as standardisation and assurance, are needed to guarantee transparent reporting of environmental and social project risks.

Weber, O., & Banks, Y. (2012). "Corporate Sustainability Assessment in Financing the Extractive Sector", Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2(1), 64-81.

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Abstract The role of the extractive sector with regard to sustainable development is discussed controversially. On the one hand, it is argued that the sector's adverse sustainability impacts outweigh its social and economic benefits and therefore the concept of socially responsible investment (SRI) is not applicable to the extractive sector. On the other hand, it is argued that the products from the extractive industries are essential for the world's economy, that the sector contributes to poverty reduction and to economic development, and creates revenues for governments. Based on this discussion, we analysed whether there is a relation between sustainability performance and financial performance in the extractive industry sector, whether Canadian companies from the extractive sector perform differently than companies from other regions, and how a sustainability assessment can be integrated into project finance. Our results suggest that Canadian companies from the extractive sector perform well with respect to their financial return, but that they do not outperform their global peers regarding sustainability. Furthermore, we did not find a strong correlation between sustainability performance and financial performance. Thus, we conclude that socially responsible investors have to pick those companies that perform well regarding both sustainability and financial returns.