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Research overview

Bert Scholtens' research is directed at international financial intermediation and environmental finance and economics. He focuses on finance, responsible investment and sustainability and publishes in international academic journals. He currently teaches about portfolio management, corporate governance, and credit risk analysis and coaches both Bachelor and Masters students in completing their thesis. He also supervises several PhD students, both in Groningen and St Andrews.


Bert Scholtens is Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of St Andrews School of Management. He also holds the position of Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Bert Scholtens (1959) earned his Masters in Economics at the University of Groningen. After his graduation, he worked with the Postbank in Amsterdam. He defended his PhD on international financial intermediation at the University of Amsterdam in 1994. He became assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam before he was an associate professor at the University of Groningen. In 2004, he became a professor in Groningen. In 2012, he was appointed professor in St Andrews.

Research interests

Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investing, Energy Finance, Financial institutions (banks, pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, etc.), International finance, Financial intermediation, Financial systems, Environmental economics.

Profile Keywords

Responsible banking, finance and investing; energy and climate finance; sustainability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Professor, University of Groningen

1 Jan 1999 → …


  • HB Economic Theory
  • Environmental Economics
  • HG Finance
  • Banking, Investing
  • HD61 Risk Management
  • Energy, CSR


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