About Us




ECCE Academy is the education platform of the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE). It translates more than ten years of sustainable finance research by ECCE researchers to education programmes for Master-level graduates and practioners, and e-learning material. The ECCE team is hosted by Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. 

Through ECCE Academy, you can learn from ECCE's experts about key themes in Sustainable Finance. Education is offered along three distinct lines, possibly in conjunction with partner Schools.


  • Professional education

  • Master's education at Maastricht University

  • E-learning material available at the ECCE Academy platform


Our expertise in the field of Sustainable Finance covers four major themes: investing, banking, real estate and (corporate) governance. 




ECCE is a worldwide leading research institute on sustainable finance. ECCE offers research on the implications of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues for the valuation of different assets in the financial market. Moreover, ECCE studies the ways investors can engage with companies. The group consistently receives public endorsement from institutional investors and has been awarded various prestigious grants and prizes, such as those of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (Moskowitz Prize), the UN Principles for Responsible Investing, the Mistra foundation , and the French Social Investment Forum.



Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics is the world leader in sustainable finance. The Finance Department is internationally recognised for the cutting-edge research it has been doing in this field for more than ten years. Next to founding ECCE, our sustainable real estate finance team developped the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). Both ECCE and GRESB collaborate with pension funds, rating agencies, corporations, and banks and mutual funds from around the world to conduct research and develop tools that matter to practitioners.




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