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Dimitrios Kolokas

Doctoral Researcher, Accounting & Finance

Dimitrios focuses on the link between a company’s ESG performance and its creditworthiness.

Dimitrios is a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Finance who advises companies on how ESG issues affect their financial standing. He combines sustainability reporting standards and frameworks to explore the connection between ESG performance and a firm's creditworthiness.

His research is based on the latest scientific developments in the sustainability sector and robust methodologies. Firms who follow his approach gain a bird's eye view of their ESG performance.

In his role at Vlerick, Dimitrios has worked with renowned financial institutions such as ABN AMRO and the National Bank of Belgium. As part of a project for ABN AMRO, he created an innovative ESG performance index for SMEs by combining the GRI and SASB standards.

Thanks to his experience in analysing sustainability reporting standards and frameworks, Dimitrios has also developed a training session on sustainability reporting and performance for Vlerick.

Who am I?

  • Doctoral Researcher in Financial Innovation and Sustainability at Vlerick Business School and Ghent University
  • Master in Finance and Investments at Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands
  • Bachelor in Banking and Financial Management at University of Piraeus, Greece

My expertise

  • Finance
  • Banking and insurance
  • Investments
  • ESG
  • Mergers and acquisitions

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Dimitrios Kolokas

Dimitrios Kolokas

Doctoral Researcher