What can investors do against global warming and for gender equality? Whereas in the beginning sustainable investing was a press subject mostly, it emerged to be a widespread approach in the investment industry. However, along with the success came accusations of “greenwashing”. Does sustainable investing fulfill its promise? And what exactly is it, given the wide zoo of buzz words, i.e., “green investing”, “carbon neutral investing”, “socially responsible investing”. When even the European Commission classified nuclear energy as sustainable, at least part of the public got additionally irritated.
The course is systematically building the foundation for understanding and assessing sustainable investing. To do so, the investment ecosystem as a whole and the fundamentals of the portfolio management process and theory will be introduced. Active and passive asset management will be explained and compared. In parallel, different approaches and concepts for sustainability will be categorized and their inclusion in the asset management process discussed.
After participating in this course, students should be able to:
semester 4 or higher
Introductory course in finance and econometrics is strongly recommended.
|Forms of teaching and learning||Contact hours||Independent study time|
|Lecture||2 SWS||4 SWS|
|Exercise class||1 SWS||2 SWS|
|Form of assessment||Written exam (60 min)|
|Further information||Student Portal|
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi
Dr. Hartmut Graf
|Frequency of offering||Spring semester|
|Duration of module||1 semester|
|Range of application||B.Sc. BWL|
|Preliminary course work||–|