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Finance and Sustainability

Description

Prerequisites
Corporate Finance, Investments

Objectives
This course is designed to use concepts and tools of economics to introduce students to important questions and trade-offs related to the role of the financial sector in the transition towards a more sustainable economy.

Description / Program
Topics will include, among others, market failures and regulations, externalities, the objective of firms, divestment vs. engagement, measurement and hedging of climate risk, measurement of firms’ sustainability actions, the impact of growing ESG investors on asset demand, prices and risk, the financing of a sustainable economy and clean technologies, finance and inequalities.

Learning Method / Style of Lessons
In class with presentations, assignments, case studies, guest speakers.

Exam Style
Final written exam (50%), presentations and cases (40%), participation (10%)

Requested Material
HBS cases

Readings/Textbooks
Several scientific and press articles and reports.

People

 

Frésard L.

Course director

Dalla Fontana S.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2021-2022
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Economics in Finance, Elective course, Banking and Finance, 2nd year
Master of Science in Economics in Finance, Elective course, Digital Finance, 2nd year
Master of Science in Economics in Finance, Elective course, Quantitative Finance, 2nd year