Aaron Yoon is interested in how to account for a firm's environment, social, and governance (ESG) efforts and integrate the information into the portfolio decision-making process. According to the Financial Times, his research on ESG was a turning point on how investors viewed and integrated ESG information and the methodologies suggested in his works have been widely implemented by asset managers. His work has been regularly cited in other outlets such as Bloomberg, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also won multiple awards for his research and teaching, including the Responsible Business Education Award from the Financial Times, Best 40 Under 40 Professors Recognition from Poets & Quants, Crowell Prize for Best Paper in Quantitative Investing from PanAgora Asset Management, Chair's Core Teaching Award from Northwestern Kellogg, Best Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association, and the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award from CFA Institute. Yoon earned his doctorate from Harvard University and his master’s and bachelor’s from Northwestern University. Prior to academia, he worked as an equities salestrader and a research analyst at Credit Suisse.
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