REB judge

Dr Deborah Cotton

Senior Lecturer
University of Technology Sydney

Dr Deborah Cotton is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Discipline of the UTS Business School and teaches ethics and sustainability in finance and corporate finance. Deborah teachers in and worked on the creation of a business degree designed for Indigenous Australians. She co-created a subject called Ethics and Sustainability in Finance for postgraduate students.

She has a Bachelor of Business, a Masters of Environmental and Business Management and a PhD in Applied Finance for a thesis titled the Efficacy of Emissions Trading Schemes (2015) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Her research interests include environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment decisions and impact investing. Within ESG her main interests include gender issues, human rights more broadly and climate change.

She is a member of and has worked with the Responsible Investment Association Australasia on an Investor Toolbox on Human. Deborah is a founding member of the Investing for Impact Initiative in the UTS Business School and has presented papers on ESG and climate change at conferences in Australia, China, Brazil, Austria, Italy, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Deborah has also published in academic journals and has chapters in two books on sustainability.