In 2018, Joakim was appointed as Professor of Economics and Finance from a Humanist Perspective at University of Groningen. He is also a Professor of Practical Philosophy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as the director of the Financial Ethics Research Group in Gothenburg.
Joakim does research in the intersections between moral and political philosophy and studies in business and economics. Much of his recent work has focused on how to get financial institutions such as banks and pension funds to take a stronger responsibility for the societal and environmental effects of their activities. But he is also interested in the individual case, that is, to what extent consumers like you and me have a duty to buy more responsible and sustainable goods and services.
Joakim now runs the Financial Ethics Research Group funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The aim is to develop a theory of the division of labour in society which stakes out a more sustainable role for financial agents and markets. The program will also evaluate some of the currently proposed measures for making the financial system more socially responsible, such as changing the bonus system for financial executives, legislation on robotic trade in securities, and a global tax on financial transactions.
More information and getting in touch
Joakim runs a blog about Finance and Philosophy.
Joachim’s page on the website of Rijksuniversiteit Groningen