In 2017, the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium was created to bring together and forge connections between faculty members from around the world who teach and research in the realm of impact investing and sustainable finance. Since then, the Consortium has grown rapidly with a network of finance educators in 450+ members, 220 institutions and 40 countries. The Consortium enables members to exchange experience and expertise, keep abreast of new developments and research, and propel the field forward as a whole.
PRME was founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world by equipping today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. One of the key levers that PRME has used to achieve its mission over the last ten years has been through its eight Working Groups. Working Groups deepen collaboration in and across institutions on specific issues relevant to corporate sustainability and responsibility and related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This is a collaborative agreement between the Steering Committee of the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium, and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the UN Global Compact. In this collaboration, the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium will collaborate with PRME as a Working Group on Sustainable Finance (WGSF) to accelerate education on sustainable finance by engaging faculty from interested PRME signatories to share and learn with one another.
This is a community of educators who come together to share and learn from and with one another. Members of this consortium are accepted when we have confirmed that they are professors within a university, and that they engage in the teaching of impact and sustainable finance at the university level. We set high standards and expect all members to respect the proprietary content that might be shared by colleagues within the Consortium. This includes shared files, documents, syllabi, research, data, and more. All Consortium members share their syllabi with one another for mutual learning and advancement of the field.
The consortium organizes regular webinars for members to share best practices and holds annual in-person member convenings.