Schack Institute of Real Estate
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
The goal of this course is to enable students to contribute to, manage or lead in the development, investment, and operation of management of real estate in a sustainable manner following ESG practices. Environmental risks created by business activities often involve properties or land which have an impact on human health. Social risk refers to the impact companies can have on society. Governance risk refers to the way companies are run and often can include diversity and equity issues as well as ethics. ¿Sustainable investing¿ is an umbrella term for investments that seek positive returns and long-term impact on society, environment and the performance of the business. The real estate professional needs to be able to address ESG market drivers. Students will be better prepared to quantify the benefits of ESG programs, certification and reporting protocols when building an optimal investment portfolio.