Sustainable finance

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, integrates sustainability into education at all levels through the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation.

Sustainable finance is an integral part of the graduate programmes. Both theory and practice are embedded in the teaching. An example is an assignment for master students to use scenario-analysis based discounted cash flow methods to provide an analyst report of individual corporates incorporating ESG factors and climate scenarios. Master student teams also solve real-life business cases for industry, so-called Living Management Cases. Students are encouraged to write their thesis on sustainability topics and to do internships with corporate partners of the Platform.

Executive education in sustainable finance is relevant for professionals that are already working in the financial industry. Finance professionals are then ready to take their stewardship role in society. Transformative actors can start adopting the new models and approaches for sustainable investing and lending.