ECCE co-founder / Associate Professor
Jeroen Derwall is associate professor of sustainable finance at Utrecht University School of Economics since November 2020. In addition he holds a tenured position at Maastricht University, and is co-founder of the European Centre for Sustainable Finance. Previously he also was associate professor at Open University of The Netherlands and he held faculty positions at Tilburg University and RSM Erasmus University.
His research focuses on sustainable finance and investments, shareholder activism, mutual funds, and performance analysis. His studies on sustainable finance (google citations) have received the Moskowitz Prize from the Center of Responsible Business at UC Berkeley (2005), the Finance & Sustainability Research Award of the French Social Investment Forum (2005, 2007), and the PRI/Sustainalytics Best Paper Award (2012). Through ECCE, his research agenda has received external funding or data support from MISTRA (2006-2011) and various institutional investors. He publishes international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Financial Analysts Journal, and has received attention in various financial media such as The Economist, Forbes, Financieel Dagblad, International Herald Tribune, Investment & Pensions Europe, and Le Monde.
On the teaching front, Jeroen has experience developing Master's programs and courses in (Sustainable) Finance, and courses on academic and reserach skills. He has also (co)developped and taught professional, postgraduate, MBA, and executive courses for Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Dutch Financial Analysts Association (VBA/VU Amsterdam), Duisenberg School of Finance, TIAS Business School, and Maastricht University. He was awarded in 2015 "Excellent Graduate Educator" at both Maastricht University and Tilburg University.
Next to his employment he has been judge for the Kellog School of Management's Moskowitz Prize on socially responsible investing research, member of Kellog's Impact and Sustainable Finance Faculty Constrium, and co-organizer the inaugural conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance & Investments (GRASFI).
Jeroen has a PhD in Financial Management from RSM Erasmus University.