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Principles of Sustainable Finance

Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera


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.

Throughout this course, you will learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, how social and environmental factors should not be regarded as externalities, you will learn more about sustainable banking and asset management, about effective engagement, sustainable scenario analysis and long-term value creation.

At the end of this course you will understand how sustainable finance can be used as a tool to steer the sustainability transition.


  • The Sustainability Challenge
  • Dealing with Sustainability Challenges
  • The Purpose of Companies
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Sustainable Asset Management
  • Sustainable banking
  • Climate risk & insurance
  • Steering the transition
  • Take-aways: what can you do?

Taught by

Dirk Schoenmaker, Eva Rood, Rob van Tulder and Steve Kennedy


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