Responsible investing is more than ever before high on the agenda of institutional investors. Pension funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, and other insititutional investors with fiduciary duties increasingly integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance factors in their investment decisions.
ECCE investigates how ESG factors influence investment risks and returns accross various asset classes, in the short run and long run. ECCE also helps fiduciaries understand the preferences of investors (clients and benificiaries) for certain environmental, social, and governance issues.
Sustainable Finance Students Develop an Impact Investment Product
Sustainable Finance Master
05-04-17 | Paul Smeets | Together with Finance in Motion, an impact investment manager based in Frankfurt, students from the Sustainable Finance Master program developed an impact investment product in class (course Sustainable and Responsible Investments at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University). An impact investment strives for both financial and social returns. Students built impact investment solutions for a large variety of societal issues, from water shortage to...Read full research
ECCE Research Fellow
Piet Eichholtz is the Fortis Professor of Finance and Real Estate and Finance Department chair at Maastricht University. He is currently also a member of the Advisory Boards of Redevco Europe and the RO Group, of the Investment Committees of Servatius and the KLM Pension Funds, and of the Housing Scenario Group of Bouwfonds. He is also a non-executive director at...More about this author
ECCE Research Fellow
Nils Kok currently holds positions as visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and as assistant professor in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is the recipient of a prestigious three-year grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation for his work on energy efficiency and sustainability in the real estate...More about this author