Sustainability

Sustainability and Responsibility in Banking and Finance

The Department of Banking and Finance (DBF) at the University of Zurich is a leading research center that covers a wide range of topics and research interests in the domains of Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Economics & Quantitative Finance. In line with the DBF mission statement, we strive to foster value-oriented reflective capabilities, global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness in research, teaching, and executive education.  

Research

The DBF is responsible for three research centres that promote specific and interdisciplinary research and teaching on the broad field of sustainability in finance:

Center for Financial Networks and Sustainability

Center for Responsibility in Finance

Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth

University Teaching and Executive Education

The DBF is continuously expanding its university teaching offer for students as well as its executive education program, leading eventually to a comprehensive teaching offer covering the broad field of sustainable finance

The following courses provide in-depth teaching on selected aspects of sustainability and responsibility in banking and finance:

Bachelor

Essential courses:

The following courses deal with aspects of sustainability and responsability in selected classes:

  • Asset Pricing (Chesney)
  • Banking and Finance II (Chesney, Farkas)
  • Corporate Finance I (Wagner)
  • Unternehmensberichterstattung und Corporate Governance (Wagner)

Master

You can find a detailed overview of the Master's courses, which deepen aspects of sustainability and responsibility, here.

Essential courses:

The following courses cover selected aspects of sustainability and responsibility in depth:

The following courses deal with aspects of sustainability and responsability in selected classes:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance I (Habib)
  • Continuous Time Quantitative Finance (Chesney)

PhD

Essential courses:

The following courses deal with aspects of sustainability and responsability in selected classes:

  • Mathematical Finance: Mathematical Finance and Derivatives (Chesney)
  • Research Seminar in Contract Theory, Banking and Money (Ongena, Rochet)

Executive Education