MBS aims to actively participate in building an open, responsible and sustainable economy and society, and thus train precursors to sustainable business transformation. In order to provide students with new educational resources and to guide companies towards sustainable financial management, the Chair of Social & Sustainable Finance was created by the Research Professors Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco and Dr. Thi Hong Van Hoang.
The Chair of Microfinance in Developed Countries evolves
Created in 2018 by Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco and committed alongside the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Financial Inclusion of MBS, the Chair of Microfinance in Developed Countries was a concrete expression of MBS’s commitment to Social Business. “Microcredit has evolved and is now a lever for inclusion so that individuals excluded from the traditional bank can finance a personal project and find a job. “explains Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco.
Supported by the Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc Roussillon (CELR), the Social & Sustainable Finance Chair and its incumbents Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco and Dr. Thi Hong Van Hoang are expanding the scope of action of the first Chair and are also conducting research on social banking, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Indicators and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).
Social and sustainable finance as a response to financial crises
Aligned with Montpellier Business School’s 2025 strategic plan, the Chair’s objective is to continue developing new initial and continuing education programs and to reinforce the Master of Science in Responsible Finance.
“The Chair is a real springboard for the creation of new educational content and prepares students for the new requirements of the financial markets. Several studies have proven that sustainable investment funds committed to CSR have been less negatively impacted by the crises, particularly the Covid-19 crisis. These responsible finance skills are now sought after by companies. “explains Dr. Thi Hong Van Hoang.
“Finance is no longer a discipline guided solely by financial performance and profitability. Our mission is to democratize the practice of this social and sustainable finance because it is motivated by environmental and social issues and can bring concrete solutions to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. “concludes Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco.
For more information, you can consult the page dedicated to the Chair here.
Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Thi Hong Van Hoang – email@example.com