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SFI Seminar: Sustainable Digital Finance - Status Quo and Future Research Avenues

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Are you interested in learning about innovative policy and financial mechanisms designed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy? Join SFI’s monthly seminar on the third or fourth Thursday of the month to meet researchers working in this space and learn more about their ongoing research projects.

Literature and practice increasingly discuss sustainable digital finance; however, most approaches remain fragmented. In this seminar on Thursday, February 23, Thomas Puschmann, will discuss this research, which introduces a research agenda for sustainable digital finance, compiled from a comprehensive literature analysis and an analysis of startups in this fields. Based on this, it assesses the status quo and and outlines potential future research avenues.

Thomas Puschmann is Founder and Director of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich, Co-Founder of the Association Swiss FinTech Innovations, Co-Founder of the Swiss Green FinTech Network, Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge Switzerland, and a Member of the Swiss Innovation Council Innosuisse. He serves as an advisor for various strategic national and international initiatives and is an advisory board member of various institutions to foster innovation and develop start-up eco-systems. Thomas is a Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and MIT Sloan School of Management. Before his current position he was heading a joint financial services research project at the Universities of Leipzig and St. Gallen. Prior to this, Thomas spent five years in consulting and software development, where he was a member of the executive board at ESPRiT Consulting (now Q_Perior) and The Information Management Group.

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