Laura T. Starks, Ph.D., is the George Kozmetsky Centennial Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. She was previously on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis and served as the Pembroke Visiting Professor of International Finance at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. She has taught a variety of finance courses and presently teaches sustainable investing to undergraduates, and masters students and team teaches a global Ph.D. class on Financial Economics of Climate and Sustainability. Her current and recent research focuses on sustainable finance issues including climate finance, as well as investor expectations and asset allocation decisions, retirement investment, institutional investors, and shareholder activism. She has received a number of teaching and research awards. Most recently, she received the 2022 Swedish Skandia Research Award on Long-Term Savings for contributions to the field of banking, insurance and financial services and the 2021 Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Research in Sustainable Finance. She has served as President of the AFA, FMA, SFS and WFA. She is presently a Fellow of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association, Research Associate of the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), Research Fellow for the ECGI (European Corporate Governance Institute) and Senior Fellow for ABFER (Asian Bureau Finance and Economics Research). She has previously served on boards and committees for mutual funds, pension funds and the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund. She currently serves on advisory committees for AIF Global, FTSE-Russell, the Investment Company Institute, Kroner Center for Asset Management, Netspar, Principles of Responsible Investing,and Texas Wall Street Women.