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Department of Finance Initiative in Sustainable Finance

Teaching and Training in Sustainable Finance

The Department of Finance is systematically expanding university teaching for students on Bachelor's and Master's programmes as well as continuing education under the umbrella term "Sustainable Finance".

Bachelor und Master

A minor in Sustainable Finance for Master's students started in the fall semester 2021. An overview of the courses offered in the minor subject area can be found here (PDF, 179 KB).

Many modules currently deal with aspects of sustainability and responsibility. More information on the focus on sustainability in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes can be found here:


The internationally oriented doctoral programme at the department deals with the following fundamentals of sustainability and responsibility:

In addition, individual aspects of sustainability and responsibility are addressed in selected courses:

  • Mathematical Finance: Mathematical Finance and Derivatives
  • Research Seminar in Contract Theory, Banking and Money I

Executive Education

The following continuing education programmes in Sustainable Finance are currently taught by lectures of the Department of Banking and Finance:

Weiterführende Informationen

ESG Databases

The University of Zurich gives its students and employees access to several ESG databases. The document below provides an overview and explains how the ESG data can be accessed.