You want to obtain a first impression about Sustainability in Finance, Business and the Economy? See below online lectures organized by Maastricht University and its partners. Our own professors and external speakers share their views on sustainability in various economic contexts.
E-lectures: experts talk
Speculative food prices & Fair Trade
Speculative food price & Fair Trade
Professor Jaap Bos talks about speculation in the food market in this lecture organized by My Talkin' Business in conjunction with Maastricht University and the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE). Do speculators cause rising food prices? Professor Bos talks about his own research results. Professor Bos is Finance Professor at Maastricht University and previously worked for the Dutch Central Bank as well as Utrecht School of Economics. (Video: My Talkin Business)
Professor Rob Bauer of Maastricht University and the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) discusses the concept of Responsible Investing and the role of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors in making responsible investment decisions. Next to his academic position, Professor Bauer has a long track record in the world of institutional investing and pension management. (Video: My Talkin Business)
Green property investing
Piet Eichholtz is Professor of Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University and co-founder of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the first worldwide benchmark for selecting real estate managers on the basis of sustainability criteria. He is also co-founder of the GPR Index, a leading index of real estate securities for investing and benchmarking. In this lecture, Professor Eichholtz summarizes his work on valuation and benchmarking sustainability in the real estate sector. (Video: My Talkin Business)
DSM CEO: sustainable entrepeneurship
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM, gave a guest lecture about his management of Royal DSM. He also talked about the transformation of the firm in a changing world, and shared his views on the redesign of the economy with an essential role for sustainability. Mr. Sijbesma furthermore talked about leadership and innovation. He received early 2013 an an honorary doctorate from Maastricht University during the 37th Dies Natalis celebration.
Busines goals for sustainability
Renowned Professor Geert Hofstede talks in a special lecture at Maastricht University about "Business Goals for a sustainable world economy: beyond growth, quarterly results, and greed". Professor Hofstede is also an Emeritus Professor at Maastricht University. Until his retiment he was also extra-mural fellow at CentER, Tilburg University.
Transition in banking sector: Nigeria
Mallam Sanusi, the 10th Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), talks about transforming the banking sector. Under his leadership, the Central Bank of Nigeria moved towards far-reaching reforms in the banking sector, by tackling root causes of problems such as poor governance and risk management, and weak regulatory supervision and enforcement. His keynote lecture from the ECCE-Stellenbosch conference on Financial Globalization and Sustainable Finance focuses on banking sector reforms in Nigeria and the implications for financial globalisation and sustainability.