Carine Girard is associate professor of corporate finance and deputy research dean at Audencia Nantes School of Management. Before joining the department of Finance, she taught at the University of Dijon and at Nanterre University in Paris. She is also a visiting lecturer/ researcher at VSE University of Economics in Prague. She graduated from the University of Amiens with a MSc in finance and accounting and from University of Dijon with a Ph.D. in corporate finance. She is also a research member of Institut Français des Administrateurs (IFA), the French Institute of Directors, and of Institut pour la Responsabilité Globale des Entreprises (IRGE) at Audencia. Her research interests are corporate finance, French corporate governance, socially responsible investment, French shareholder activism and CSR engagement.