Dirk Schoenmaker

Dirk Schoenmaker

Dirk Schoenmaker is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel and a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Research (CEPR). He has published in the areas of central banking, financial supervision and stability, European financial integration and sustainable finance. He is co-author of two textbooks Principles of Sustainable Finance (forthcoming with Oxford University Press) and Financial Markets and Institutions: A European Perspective (Cambridge University Press).

His research and teaching relate to sustainable value creation in several ways. First, he has developed a new framework for sustainable finance, with the aim to incorporate sustainabilityinto mainstream finance. Second, he has studied the role of large shareholders in corporate governance and developed the conditions for long term value creation by companies. Third, he has analysed the opportunities and risks from sustainability for banks and other financial institutions. Finally, he promotes new, integrated thinking of all players in the financial system, including central banks, supervisors, analysts and auditors.