Environment and the Financial Markets
This course explores the growing impact of environmental factors on financial markets in the broader context of environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-based investment and socially responsible investing (SRI). Utilizing case-based evidence, the course reinforces the significant materiality of ESG-environment (ESG-E) issues within financial markets and the corporate world. Throughout the course, students learn the key environmental principles of importance in the context of various financial instruments, measurement of performance, and accountability. They also develop practical and critical thinking in connection to the complex ecosystem of markets, the environment, and society.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of the key ESG-environment factors critical to financial markets
- Familiarity with the ESG-environment landscape and the primary stakeholders in the markets
- The ability to apply techniques learned in class to real-world cases that are directly associated with current financial market practices
- Financial professionals who seek more environmentally responsible investments
- Those who are interested in working in socially responsible investing, with an emphasis on environmental criteria