Contact Ziqi Yang


My educational background includes a master’s in finance from the University of New South Wales and a BBA from the University of Toronto. Having established a basic framework for finance, I improved my knowledge of corporate finance and investment in preparation for advanced studies. Before joining the Ph.D. program at Cranfield University, I had industry experience. As a relationship manager at Standard Chartered Bank, I was responsible for business banking relationships, which entailed assessing financial statements and operations of businesses. Additionally, I was responsible for assurance on annual audit projects at Ernst & Young, which significantly enhanced my understanding of risk management and analytical skills regarding corporate financial performance.

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I am interested in corporate finance, focusing on ESG and firm performance. My Ph.D. thesis aims to contribute to corporate finance and ESG literature by exploring Environmental, Social, and Governance indicators and constructing a new ESG index.