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A recommender system to re-orient investments towards more sustainable technologies

  • Host institution: University of Twente, The Netherlands (UTW)

  • Starting month: M12

  • Duration: 36 months

  • Pillar 1: Sustainable finance (University of Naples Federico II, 4 ECTs), Work Package 5

  • Work Packages: WP5, WP6, WP7, WP8


Recommender systems are well-known information filtering systems that suggest items most relevant to a user. To our knowledge, there are none that suggest investments in sustainable technologies and businesses. This project will develop and deploy a recommender system to help financial institutions and their clients invest in sustainable technologies.

Expected Results

The project informs user groups about investment sustainability. Sustainability KPI mapping and evaluation are project deliverables. The recommender system's explainability is crucial. Thus, the recommendations will be tailored to multiple user classes with appropriate explanations and interpretations. The system recommends sustainable investments, monitors portfolio performance, and dynamically updates financial and sustainable KPIs.

Planned Secondments

  • Raiffeisen Bank International (RAI), Dr. Stefan Theußl, M24, 18 months, research exposure in a global business environment,

  • Athena Research and Innovation Centre (ARC) Greece, Prof. Dr. Ioannis Emiris, M18, 4 months, applied industry-research, exposure to world-leading research centre and infrastructure

Planned Timetable

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