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I am an Associate Professor of Finance at Utrecht University and  Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

For over two decades, my research has primarily focused on sustainable finance and investments. I study how sustainability (ESG) issues affect the financial market, investment portfolio management, active ownership, corporate behavior, and firm valuation. My research output appears in international peer-reviewed academic journals and has received attention in various international media.  I co-organized several sustainable finance conferences, and serve as  judge for the Moskowitz Prize. I am also co-founder of ECCE - The European Center for Sustainable Finance. Previously I held faculty positions at Tilburg University (Economics department and Tilburg Sustainability Center), RSM Erasmus University, and the Open University of the Netherlands. I have a PhD in Financial Management from RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands. 

I am founder of the  Sustainable Finance Master's programmes at Maastricht University (2014) and Utrecht University (2022), and currently teach at Master's and Executive/Postgrad levels courses on sustainable finance and traditional finance.  Beyond research and education, I am currently a member of the Academic Review Board of PGGM Systematic Equities Strategies (2022-2025), the Netspar Program Research Council (2024 - ), and I reside on the board of the Research Institute of Utrecht School of Economics. 

Recent Papers and Publications (selection)