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Sustainable Finance

  • Identifies and explains key ESG factors
  • Explores the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable economy
  • Affords strategy that promotes long-term financial value

As investor awareness around climate risk has grown, so has the demand for a transition to a low-carbon economy. Sustainable finance is any form of financial service that integrates environmental, social, or governance (ESG) criteria into business or investment decisions. In these courses, you will develop skills to meet this demand by learning how to integrate ESG factors into the financial decision-making process for financial institutions and investment managers, as well as public, private, and not-for-profit institutions and investors.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Social Entrepreneurship

Learn what social enterprise is and gain the foundational skills to launch your own.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

International Development

Explore the main elements of country developmentā€”from economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental perspectives.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Environment and the Financial Markets

Learn the basic principles that govern socially responsible investing in the context of environmental criteria and financial markets.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Socially Responsible Investing

Learn about socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies, markets, and stakeholders, as well as its practicalities within societies and markets.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Assistance

In order to achieve the key UN Sustainable Development goals of "No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Clean...

2021 Fall
1 section

Ethics and Governance

The course will offer a broad discussion of corporate boardroom considerations, ethics in the workplace, and the issue of corporate sustainability.

2021 Fall
1 section

Health in Developing Countries

The world has made immense strides in improving health outcomes and increasing life-expectancy over the past century in large part due to...

2021 Fall
1 section

Managing Risk and Uncertainty

Operating in conditions of uncertainty can be disorienting and bewildering. A risk-informed approach can allow global leaders to make informed...

2021 Fall
1 section

Applied Project - Managing Risk and Scenarios Planning

Working with a dedicated faculty advisor, students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the previous courses to...

Politics and Development

"Good governance" is an essential condition for growth in low-income countries, and for human development as well. A number of the...

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

This course will examine the economic challenges poor countries face and the strategies proposed to deal with them, beginning with an analysis...