Group research projects that are of strategic interest to our members

CBS is inviting Dansif’s members to collaborate on group research projects for their ESG Minor ( 

In the class Critical Cases in ESG and Sustainable Investment, CBS student groups comprising of up to 5 students will work on a specific challenge or business project in the field of ESG and sustainable investments. The project should be related to a critical ESG challenge or task that the students can comfortably address over the course of three months of focused work.

Examples of potential research projects of this type would be:

➤ An empirical study of the stock price reaction to an ESG event which would be expected to affect a number of firms. The analysis will include how the valuation of the firms changed after this event (i.e. how investors reacted to the event) and how firms themselves responded through any changes (or non-changes) in their ESG profile. It is expected that the first analysis would be statistical in nature while the second would be qualitative. 

➤ An examination of the returns to a portfolio of firms that are screened on past ESG factors. The students will decide which factors to employ for the screening for the inclusion of firms into the portfolio and explain the motivation for the factors chosen. The returns will be analysed in a statistical analysis which will include comparison to returns on index portfolios, controlling for risk. 

➤ Student groups will be tasked to design their own sustainable finance vehicle, based on the criteria and foci set out by the client.

Companies should expect to offer no less than three meetings to the students (kick-off, mid-term assessment, and final presentation). The students will deliver a report and presentation to the company.

Please contact Kristjan Jespersen (, if you are interested in collaborating with a student group on a research project.

ESG internships

CBS now also offers ESG internships. Advantages to an internship include:

➤ Discover new talent: An internship can open possibilities to the new and unique talent that you probably would not have found through traditional hiring methods.

➤ Increase retention: The 2015 NACE Internship & Co-op Survey found that more than half of employers had a higher five-year retention rate from employees that were hired through internship programs.

➤ Increase productivity: Your company will see better production levels and much happier employees, while also retaining them for the long-term.

For more information on CBS’ internships, please contact Kristjan Jespersen (