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Rob Bauer is Professor of Finance (chair: Institutional Investors) and holder of the Elverding Chair on Sustainable Business, Culture and Corporate Regulation at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. His academic research is focused on institutional investments (focus on pension and mutual funds), sustainable finance, responsible investing, shareholder activism and corporate governance. Rob is also Co-Founder and Director of the European Centre for Sustainable Finance (ECCE) at Maastricht University, Emeritus Executive Director of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) in Toronto, and currently serves as ICPM’s Associate Director of Education. He is the co-founder of GRESB (real estate sustainability benchmarking company) and Co-Chair of the Global Research Alliance on Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI). Rob also advises and supports institutional investors on topics related to strategic investments.


Current Projects

Measuring sustainability preferences of individual investors and pension beneficiaries

Research Interests

Sustainable Finance, Institutional Investments, Responsible Investing, Corporate Governance, Sustainable Business

Working Papers

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