Dr. Annette Krauss

Wissenschaftliche Abteilungsleiterin CSP
Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth
PLD-G 03, Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
+41 44 634 51 68
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  • Diploma in Economics, University of Trier, Germany, 1995
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 1999
  • Exchange student, Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, France, 1991-1992
  • Research fellow at University of California at Berkeley, USA, 1994-1995

Professional experience

  • Program Manager, North-South Dialogue/Exposure-and Dialogue Programme, Bonn, Germany, 1998-2000
  • Training Manager, United Nations Capital Development Fund, New York, 2000-2005
  • Senior Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, USA, 2007-2009
  • Founder and Managing Director, University of Zurich, Department for Banking and Finance / Center for Microfinance 2009-2017
  • Co-founder, Management Team Member and Director of Teaching, University of Zurich, Department for Banking and Finance / Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth 

Research interests

  • Microfinance / financial inclusion financial sector development in developing economies
  • Social entrepreneurship and development investments in developing countries
  • Sustainable banking, sustainable and impact investing


  • Microfinance / financial inclusion 
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable finance, sustainable investing 
  • Studiengangsleitung CAS Sustainable Finance