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Sustainability on economists’ radar

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Written by Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:25
Sustainability has become firmly ensconced in the world of economists. These days, no calculation is made without accounting for environmental effects, corporate responsibility and the long term. “The realisation has grown rapidly”, says Rob Bauer, team leader of Sustainable Development and professor of Finance at the Maastricht University School of…

A good story about pensions ... yes, really!

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Written by Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:45
‘My pension? Hmmm... I’ll look at it by that time.’ ‘Let’s worry about that when we get there.’ Particularly people who have a while to go until retirement, tend to stick their heads in the sand when it comes to their financial future. Somewhere in their mind they might have…

Why investors are embracing sustainability

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Written by Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:03
Previously, assistant professor of Finance Paul Smeets showed that investors are willing to invest in sustainable funds and projects even if this leads to lower financial returns. Last summer he received a Veni grant for a far-reaching new study on the motivations of sustainable investors.
The Dutch pension system, which is based on guaranteed benefits, will definitely be restructured; the only question is when. Econometrician Anne Balter expects to see a different pension system by the time she retires, which will be a while. The twenty-six-year-old, one of the youngest PhD candidates at Maastricht University,…

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