Sustainable Finance (MSB371)
The course in sustainable finance focuses on with the links between sustainability challenges and finance. The main task of the financial system is to provide funding for (positive NPV investments. Sustainable finance considers financial, social, and environmental issues. The goal is to embrace sustainability while still maintaining a financial perspective.
The course investigates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. To what degree do these issues enter financial decisions such as (financial market) investments, corporate decisions, lending decisions, etc?
Much of this investigation will be conducted in the context of business cases in which ESG issues play an important role.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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Upon successful completion of the course the student will have acquired
- the ability to review the concepts involved in sustainability challenges, particularly those linked to finance.
- understand sustainability risks and opportunities
- knowledge of metrics related to sustainability from a finance perspective.
- the ability to measure and manage the exposure of corporations and financial assets to sustainability risk, such as climate change.
- the ability to identify sustainability issues related to corporate finance issues, such as valuation, corporate transactions, and investment financing.
- the ability to identify sustainability issues in specific corporate cases.
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Evaluation of the course is based on case solutions handed in in groups.