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Social & Sustainable Finance Research and Teaching: The Role of a Business School in Building an Inclusive and Responsible Society
Montpellier Business School would happily present the Microfinance in Developed Countries Chair. The Chair Holder, Dr Anastasia Cozarenco, will share her experience, how the project arose, leading to the creation of this Chair in 2018. She will also explain why the chair recently broadened its scope, research and teaching activities to become the Social & Sustainable Finance Chair.

Building on the Chair’s activities, Montpellier Business School launched its Yunus Centre for Social Business and Financial Inclusion in 2019. Dr Elsa Kassardjian, the Development Manager, will talk about the challenges and opportunities of creating and maintaining such a Centre. She will present in particular a project funded by the European Commission, MBS’s Yunus Centre is involved in.

May 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Elsa Kassardjian
Head of Research Valorization @Montpellier Business School
Dr. Elsa Kassardjian joined Montpellier Business School in March 2017 as the Head of Faculty Development –Research.She defended her PhD in Science Communications in 2002 between Lyon (UCBL) and Paris (ENS Cachan).After a year as a Public and Government Affairs Specialist in Bayer CropScience (France), she worked as a consumer scientist in Auckland, New Zealand. She also spent more than 8 years at the University of Auckland as a senior project manager in charge of all strategic research-related projects.Within MBS, Elsa is in charge of supporting the Faculty with all research and impact related activities. That includes scientific productions, creation of research chairs, increasing strategic research collaborations....Since February 2020, Elsa became the Head of Research Valorization.
Dr. Anastasia Cozarenco
Social and Sustainable Finance ChairDirector, Yunus Center for Social Business and Financial InclusionAssociate Professor of Eco @Montpellier Business School
Anastasia Cozarenco is an associate professor of economics at Montpellier Business School. She holds a PhD in economics from Aix-Marseille Schoolof Economics and benefited from the postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Université libre de Bruxelles. Her current research is focused on microfinance with special attention to regulation, non-financial services, subsidization, discrimination and gender, from theoretical and empirical perspectives. She holds the Social and Sustainable Finance Chair at Montpellier Business School created in partnership with the Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc Roussillon. She is a member of the European Microfinance Network Research Committee and the Director of the Yunus Center for Social Business and Financial Inclusion at Montpellier Business School. She published articles in Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Small Business Economics, and Economics Letters.