Dr. Felipe Calderon, Head of the Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business at the Asian Institute of Management

Felipe Calderon, CPA, CMA, PhD and Head of the Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business, is a man with a mission – to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Since becoming head of AIM’s flagship school, Dr. Calderon has imbedded the principle of the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet, and profit into the curriculum of both the Master in Business Administration and the Executive Master in Business

Administration programs. Definitely, this is a pioneering and differentiating stance for the school and certainly the only right path to take towards the realization of UN’s 2030 Agenda. As a thought leader in the field of sustainable finance, Dr. Calderon is an acknowledged expert on the topic. At present, he is AIM’s representative to the United Nations initiative on Principles for Responsible Management Education. He is a sought-after speaker on sustainable finance and has addressed forums organized by both Philippine and global organizations. Among these are the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Civil Service Commission of the Philippines, the Bankers Association of the Philippines, the Maybank Foundation, the ASEAN Bankers Association, the International Finance Corporation, the Dutch Association for Sustainable Development, the UK-based Earth Security Group, the Japan-based Hitotsubashi ICS, and Belgium-based The Academy of Business in Society. Dr. Calderon is among the experts in the theory and practice of sustainable finance having chosen sustainable lending as his dissertation topic when he worked for his PhD in Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Prior to joining AIM in August 2017, Dr. Calderon worked for the Business Development Bank of Canada in Vancouver for 22 years. Dr. Calderon staunchly promotes the thinking that sustainable finance involves the integration of environmental and social criteria in the lending process to encourage, if not force, corporate borrowers to adopt sustainable practices. He believes that “banks are in a position to leverage their lending power to promote the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”