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ESG I: Corporate Governance


Nowak E.

Course director

Cosenza R.



ESG stands for Environmental, Social, Governance. This course deals with the G in ESG: Corporate Governance, which from a finance perspective deals with the question how shareholders and stakeholders of corporations can make sure that they get a fair return on their investments.


Upon completion of this course, students will know and understand the key issues and players involved in corporate governance. Students will gain an appreciation of how corporate governance issues are complicated. Finally, students will be exposed to global topics of corporate governance.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

Students will be required to participate in class and to submit a project in which they will explore in-depth a case study on a corporate governance topic, by choosing a recent real-world example of corporate governance (or failure of corporate governance) in action. Students are encouraged to collaborate with classmates (form a team) to complete the project. 

Examination information

80%     Comprehensive Final Exam

20%     Coursework and Classroom participation