Published on 27 Apr 2023

New centre launched to address challenges in sustainable finance and technology

NTU’s Nanyang Business School (NBS) has launched a new centre to promote academic research into sustainable finance and financial innovation, as climate change and the rapid pace of technology bring about new challenges for businesses and financial institutions.

The Centre for Sustainable Finance Innovation (CSFI) will conduct academic and research activities to develop solutions to real-world problems in sustainability and technology, the two fundamental driving forces shaping the future of financial services.

The Centre, which was launched on 27 Apr at the NBS Knowledge Lab Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series held at the NTU@one-north campus by the Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, aims to lead cutting-edge research in these twin drivers of the future to build a robust talent pool in support of developing sustainable finance and Fintech in Singapore.

It will examine how climate change and environmental challenges have led companies to transition to sustainable growth, and the changing capital and investment that come with these fundamental changes to the industry. 

The centre’s research areas include ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Sustainable Finance, Financial Innovation and Fintech, Corporate Finance, and Asset Pricing, along with cross-disciplinary research in fields such as finance, risk management, and digital transformation. It aims to forge a strategic alliance among academia, policymakers, and finance practitioners through research, practice, and education.

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