CBS ESG Minor receives award
CBS has received ‘Finansforeningens ESG Pris’ (the ESG prize awarded by the Danish association Finansforeningen and sponsored by the association Dansif). The prize was presented at Finansforeningen/CFA’s annual New Year dinner earlier this month and was awarded to CBS for the ESG Minor available to all Master’s students at CBS.
MSC Associate Professor Kristjan Jespersen initiated the development of the ESG Minor, and coordinates the Minor together with Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan, Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting.
The ESG Minor at CBS, ‘Environmental Social and Governance (ESG): Metrics, Reporting and Sustainable Investments’, enrolled its first students in 2020. It consists of three courses, offered at the graduate level, which aim ‘to immerse students into the global sustainability challenges embarked upon by institutional investors, investment firms and innovative companies, to develop strategy, management systems, metrics, data quality and ESG reporting’. Read more here about the minor and the courses.
The award was motivated by the recognition that by offering the ESG Minor, CBS meets the increasing need for staff with competencies within the area of ESG (read the full motivation here (in Danish)). Kristjan Jespersen and Caroline Aggerstam Pontoppidan received the prize on behalf of CBS.