Centre For
Sustainable Finance

Our offer Research Networking & Activities Partners Meet the team Become a member

Increasingly, sustainability is becoming an integral part of the strategies of organisations. Thanks to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ESG reporting, responsible leadership is transforming countries into fairer and more prosperous societies. This transformation requires financial resources, mostly from the private sector.

The Vlerick Centre for Sustainable Finance aims to advance knowledge and understanding of sustainability to better equip the financial service industry in its decision making. The Centre is part of the Asset Management Academy, which relies on three pillars:

Our offer

Partners - Research & leading

Partners embark on a 3-year research journey and have a seat in the steering committee of the Centre.

  • As a member of the steering committee, partners participate in the strategic decisions of the Centre.
  • Every partner finances a PhD grant for a doctoral student. The overarching research topic is defined together with the director of the Centre.
  • The scientific research is both rigorous and relevant for the partner, leading to scientific publications and white papers.
  • Privileged access to our Faculty and discounts in the workshops.

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Members - Bespoke offer

As a member, the Centre for Sustainable Finance will provide you with:

  • A unique knowledge platform and access to research output, both relevant to the ecosystem of sustainable finance.
  • Networking opportunities to share best practices in the field of sustainable investments.
  • An entry ticket to opinion leadership together with a Vlerick faculty member.
  • Discounts in the workshops.

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The current research projects focus on:

  • ESG reporting for Small and Medium Enterprises – in collaboration with ABN Amro.
  • measuring and understanding scope 3 Green House Gas emissions with Artificial Intelligence – in collaboration with Candriam.

Networking & Activities

The centre brings its partners, members and the broader community, including alumni from the executive programme, lecturers and other sector experts, together for a couple of networking events across the year. Each event is built around a central theme, bringing insights from different experts, sometimes complemented by a panel discussion, followed by a networking reception.

  • Networking event 1: Belgium's funding strategy and the issuance of the Green OLO – Tuesday 30 March 2021 – 5.30pm
  • Networking event 2: Carbon Pricing – Wednesday 23 June 2021 – 5.00pm - Registration link

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Meet the partners that support the Centre for Sustainable Finance!

Meet the team

Meet the people behind the Centre for Centre for Sustainable Finance

Prof. Dr. David Veredas
Member of the Steering Committee

Jonathan De Grande

Jan De Bondt
(Kossaat Consulting)
Affiliated professional

Cloé De Moor
Team Assistant

Koen Van de Maele
Member of the Steering Committee

Joachim Aelvoet
(ABN Amro)
Member of the Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Xavier Baeten
Affiliated academic

Prof. Dr. Robert Boute
Affiliated academic

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Fehre
Affiliated academic

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Meeus
Affiliated academic

Dimitrios Kolokas
Affiliated academic

Nicolas Romero
Affiliated academic

Wim Van Hyfte
Affiliated professional

Brecht Gilis
(ABN Amro)
Affiliated professional

Virginie Hoet
Affiliated professional

Lerten Viroux
Affiliated professional

Become a member

Membership is based on an initial commitment of 3 years. An annual fee of 10,000 EUR (excl. 21% VAT). Take the leap and become a member of the Centre for Sustainable Finance today! Contact us and we will be in touch soon to work out the details of your membership.

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