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

ESG and Impact Investing Boot Camp

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Impact Investing are garnering increased attention and scrutiny on Wall Street and in Washington...

2023 Summer
1 section

Socially Responsible Investing

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

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Ethics and Governance

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

2023 Summer
1 section

Social Entrepreneurship

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

International Development

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

Environment and the Financial Markets

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

Analytics for Energy Professionals

Explore methods for energy analysis and management and processes to collect and analyze data, and then practice interpreting and utilizing it.

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...

Energy Modeling Foundations

Learn to apply fundamental concepts from economics and finance to the power industry, taking renewables and other industry changes into consideration.

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...

Impact Investing and Financial Inclusion

Impact investors seek to generate environmental and social impacts in addition to financial returns. This course introduces you to how markets...

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...