Introduction

A sustainable economy is probably unlikely without fundamental changes to the financial sector. The research group New Finance, founded on 1 October 2018, contributes to this transition.

The need for a transition originates intrinsically in the industry itself; in addition to maximising profits, we see non-financial values, such as sustainability and social inclusion, playing an increasingly important role. This shift involves major system issues, for which the market is still looking for solutions. The sector must also undergo a transformation to operate with more stability and efficiency in the digital economy. The current education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences must provide a curriculum that is aligned with this transition of the financial sector.

About the research group

Mission

The New Finance research group contributes to the transition of the financial sector by:

  • Researching opportunities for digital technologies in the transition of the financial sector
  • Researching and developing new forms of financial services
  • Providing alternatives for structural issues
  • Developing business and economic education that is suited to New Finance

 

Martijn van der Linden

About the professor

Martijn van der Linden started as professor of New Finance at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 1 October 2018. He is currently completing his dissertation at Delft University of Technology. His PhD research is focused on the transition of the monetary financial system in the digital era.

In the past decade, Van der Linden has become particularly interested in the possibilities of digital technologies. These seem to make a stable monetary system by design possible and offer fundamental new opportunities. The introduction of programmable money can lead to a restructuring of processes, business models and systems, for instance. Digital technologies can also be used to link financial data and non-financial data (for example data about raw material flows). A circular economy can be realised in this way.

m.j.vanderlinden@hhs.nl

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Van der Linden studied Finance and Control (Strategic Management) at the University of Tilburg (2004) and started his career as a management trainee at ING. After working in the financial sector for six years, he decided to concentrate on economic transitions. From September 2011 to January 2014 he was chair of the Sustainable and Solidarity Economy Platform and in 2012 he developed a vision for Arnhem in 2050 (Energetic City). From 2014 to 2017, Van der Linden worked as a researcher at the EU project: Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation. Van der Linden currently holds three additional positions: chair of the Foundation Ons Geld, treasurer of the Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons ) and chair of Our New Economy. In addition he regularly writes articles for the journalism platform Follow the Money and is a consultant for various startups.

Team

Vikaash Koeldiep

Vikaash Koeldiep

Theo de Joode

Theo de Joode

Oscar van Voskuilen

Oscar van Voskuilen

Cristiano Giordano

Cristiano Giordano

Jeroen Haans

Jeroen Haans

Jordi Jansen

Jordi Jansen

Jan Hendrik van der Kooij

Jan Hendrik van der Kooij

Jan Hendrik van der Kooij
Klaas Molenaar

Klaas Molenaar

Klaas Molenaar
Egbert Willekes

Egbert Willekes

Egbert Willekes

Projects

The Future of Money

The digitization of our economy and the rise of new forms of money has sparked a battle about the (digital) future of our money. This project explores options to redesign the money system of the future in a way that will make it subservient to society.
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The Hague Student Investment Fund

In the autumn of 2020, an enthusiastic group of students started researching the feasibility of a student investment fund at The Hague University of Applied Sciences: The Hague Student Investment Fund. They want to use the fund to invest in start-ups and scale-ups of students and alumni from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
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Integrated Reporting

The Integrated Reporting project of the New Finance research group within the Digital Operations & Finance Centre of Expertise involves the PhD research of Egbert Willekes.
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Publications

Artikel

The Role of the Accounting and Control Professional in Monitoring and Controlling Sustainable Value

This study explains the role of the accounting and control professional in monitoring and controlling sustainable value
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Report

General Feasibility Report: Implications for setting up Savings Groups in Europe

This feasibility report aims to create a solid background for Savings Groups programming in Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands where partner organisations of the LETS SAVEE project are based.

Thesis

Balancing the social and financial sides of the coin

Two things are important in order to participate properly in society: being financially healthy and having a solid social network. They are two sides of the same coin.

News

Theo de Joode
8 July 2022

Doctoral grant for research on sustainability in the curriculum

General, Research

Lecturer-researcher Theo de Joode has been awarded a NWO doctoral grant for his research 'Building an integrated…
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