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Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance at RSM, Erasmus University sounds the gong to draw attention to the launch of the upcoming online course “Principles of Sustainable Finance”. Alongside is Dieuwertje Bosma, Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation, and Justin Sheehan, project manager for the online course. 


About the “Principles of Sustainable Finance” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 

Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all. 


This online course combines theory and policy to explain the sustainability challenges for corporate investment. It shows how finance can steer funding to certain companies and projects without sacrificing return and thus speed up the transition to a sustainable economy. It analyses the Sustainable Development Goals as a strategy for a better world and provides evidence that environmental, social, and governance factors matter, explaining in detail how to incorporate these factors in the corporate and financial sectors.


About the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation

The purpose of this platform is to develop new insights through research and education in close collaboration with leading sustainable finance players in the industry and academia. The platform brings together academic faculty research, PhD, Master and Bachelor students, MBAs and executive education, NGOs and professionals in the financial industry.


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