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Teaching ESG, not as easy as ABC

More business schools and higher education institutions are integrating sustainable finance into their curricula. However, a lack of standardisation in a rapidly evolving sector is just one of the challenges that make it difficult to teach. We speak to some of the professors in Geneva shaking up the classroom.  

When Antoine Mach began teaching at the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG) 10 years ago, sustainable finance was still perceived as a “fuzzy” concept in the corporate world – let alone in education and research.

For finance professors, Mach says, it was a “new transdisciplinary concept that did not really fit into existing theories and categories in finance”.

Today, as investors pour record amounts of money into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, as regulators try to define common standards, and as companies make even more pledges to play their part in fighting climate change, sustainability has been brought more sharply into focus. More…

Source: Geneva Solutions

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