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Sustainable Finance and Investments
Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status
Course Description

In the financial sector, sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant and important. What today is considered sustainable finance will soon be the essence of the finance industry. - Sustainable finance is a response to the growing concerns about climate change, environmental degradation, not least social injustice. It takes into account how companies and projects contribute to society and the environment, as sustainable investors want to ensure that their investments are not only financially viable, but also make a positive impact on the world. This course in Sustainable Finance and Investment (the “Course”) will focus on financing as well as capital markets- and bank-related investment decisions addressing a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making decisions related to sustainable economic activities or projects. At the core of the Course are case studies which will require participants to not only make analytically sound and thoughtful executive management decisions in complex constellations, but especially consider ESG-related aspects when weighing in various investor views and interests, limitations imposed by stakeholders, possibly legal and corporate governance constraints and aspects of value creation alternatives. Stretching over 3 days, the Course will be highly intensive and emphasize group work as well as interaction and discussion in the class room. Thereby, Corporate Finance-related concepts already introduced and discussed in previous CEU courses will be applied.

Learning Outcomes

During this intensive Course you are offered the opportunity to get up to speed in a very short time on relevant themes in the areas of sustainable finance and investment. You will  Understand the importance and viability of sustainable investing  Get an insight into the challenges and disruptions facing financial systems and business  Develop an understanding of ESG-related factors in private and public market investing  Acquire knowledge about tools and frameworks to respond to financial risks posed by sustainability issues  Appreciate ESG-related valuation as a tool for making strategic decisions  Understand the risk and return associated with ESG-based investment strategies  Understand the sources of value in impact investing  Identify and understand the different types of sustainable debt  Measure environmental and social factors  Gain ability to develop sustainable finance strategies and lead integration into traditional financial management practices  Develop a vision for the future of sustainable investing.


Please see for details the attached syllabus.


Financial Management, Financial Reporting and Control (plese contact the instructor for waiver).

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