Jeroen Derwall (J.M.M.)
Jeroen Derwall is tenured assistant professor of finance at Maastricht University, associate professor at Open University of the Netherlands, and co-founder of ECCE - The European Center for Sustainable Finance (previously European Centre for Corporate Engagement).
He is the founder and director of the world's first Sustainable Finance master's specialization, judge for the UC Berkeley's Moskowitz Prize on socially responsible investing research, and co-organizer of the inaugural conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance & Investments (GRASFI). Previously he held faculty positions at Tilburg University (permanent) and RSM Erasmus University.
His research focuses on sustainable finance and investments, shareholder activism, mutual funds, and performance analysis. His studies on sustainable finance (google citations) have received the Moskowitz Prize from the Center of Responsible Business at UC Berkeley (2005), the Finance & Sustainability Research Award of the French Social Investment Forum (2005, 2007), and the PRI/Sustainalytics Best Paper Award (2012).
Through ECCE, his research agenda has received external funding or data support from MISTRA (2006-2011) and various institutional investors.
He publishes international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Financial Analysts Journal, and has received attention in various financial media such as The Economist, Forbes, Financieel Dagblad, International Herald Tribune, Investment & Pensions Europe, and Le Monde.
Next to being responsible for the Sustainable Finance master's specialization, Jeroen is currently responsible for Master's courses in Sustainable Finance and Behavioral Finance, and courses on academic and reserach skills. He has also (co)developped and taught professional, postgraduate, MBA, and executive courses for Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Dutch Financial Analysts Association (VBA/VU Amsterdam), Duisenberg School of Finance, TIAS Business School, and Maastricht University. He was awarded in 2015 "Excellent Graduate Educator" at both Maastricht University and Tilburg University.
Jeroen Derwall has a PhD in Financial Management from RSM Erasmus University.