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Elroy Dimson, Neil Stott and Belinda Bell of Cambridge Judge Business School are winners in the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards of the University of Cambridge.

Faculty and experts from Cambridge Judge Business School were winners in both the Impact Awards and the Public Engagement with Research Awards announced 13 July in the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Awards of the University of Cambridge.

Professor Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge, was named a winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards.

Dr Neil Stott and Belinda Bell of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge were named winners of the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards.

Professor Elroy Dimson

Professor Elroy Dimson

Impact Award: Professor Elroy Dimson

Elroy Dimson was recognised for research published on active ownership, the commitment by asset owners and portfolio managers to engage with businesses they own, focusing on issues that matter to stakeholders and the broader economy including environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns.

“By providing evidence to guide ESG strategy, Professor Dimson’s research has had a substantial impact on investment policy and practice,” the award announcement said.

The research paper recognised for the Impact Award, “Active Ownership”, was published in the Review of Financial Studies. It was co-authored by Professor Elroy Dimson; Dr Oğuzhan Karakaş, who recently joined the faculty at the School as University Senior Lecturer in Finance; and Dr Xi Li, Associate Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics. Both of Elroy’s co-authors are Fellows at the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge.


Belinda Bell

The Impact Awards were established to recognise and reward people whose research “has led to excellent impact beyond academia, whether on the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life.” Each winner receives a £1,000 prize and a trophy.

Public Engagement with Research Award: Dr Neil Stott and Belinda Bell

Neil Stott and Belinda Bell were cited for their work in embedding research around social innovation into practical activities to support social entrepreneurs through Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

“Since the first workshop in 2014, they have reached almost 500 people wanting to create social change by starting and growing a business,” the award announcement said.

Neil Stott

Dr Neil Stott

“The team goes to considerable efforts to reach out to participants from non-traditional backgrounds and to ensure workshops are inclusive and accessible to a wide range of people by incorporating online engagement with work in the community.”

The Public Engagement with Research Awards were established to recognise and reward “those who undertake quality engagement with research,” with each winner receiving a £1,000 prize and a trophy.

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, presided over the awards ceremony:

I would like to offer my warm congratulations to the recipients of our Impact and Public Engagement Awards. These are outstanding examples that reflect the tremendous efforts by our researchers to make a major contribution to society.