ESG Implications on Sustainable Finance: What Finance and Non-Finance Executives Must Know

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A major focus will be learning to evaluate public companies from an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) perspective. Institutional Investors are now implementing the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) which is requiring them to incorporate ESG risks when assessing investments. Corporations are finding that they have to manage multiple stakeholders beyond shareholders and must do so with increasing transparency around ESG issues. Virtually all public companies now publish a detailed Corporate Social Responsibility report. Participants will study and assess how well these reports address key issues surrounding the Environment (Carbon, Deforestation, Biodiversity, Plastics, Water, Fracking), Social Issues (Human Rights, Embracing Diversity and Equality, Ethical Supply Chains, Labour Standards, Conflict Zones) and Corporate Governance (Tax Avoidance, Executive Pay, Corruption, Diversity, Harassment).

Participants will discuss how financial markets can play a socially beneficial role. Can public companies play a role in creating a more sustainable world? Can the Paris climate target and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals be achieved without the active support of public companies? What role do endowments and pension plans play in driving sustainability? What role can impact investments and green bonds play in helping to improve societal outcomes? A major focus will be learning to evaluate public companies from an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) perspective. ESG has become a critical skill set in evaluating investments.

  1. Introduction to Bloomberg Terminal and related data sets
  2. What are the world’s most pressing challenges? How can investors help? (1) United Nations SDGs (2) The UN Principles for Responsible Investment.
  3. How is ESG analysis used in investing? What does responsible investment mean? – Spectrum of social finance approaches – Exclusionary/ESG/SRI/Impact Investing
  4. How do investment managers actually incorporate sustainability?
  5. How do companies balance profits, purpose, and public expectations?
  6. Who are the organizations advancing sustainable investing and why do they matter?
  7. How can corporate transparency and collaborative efforts help?

Analysts aspiring to implement ESG investing strategy, Researchers interested in Climate Finance, and MBA Students

Course Details

Venue Offline
Duration 30 Hrs.
Starts On Jan 29, 2024
Faculty Prof. Vipul Kumar Singh / Prof. Vidyadhar Gedam

Fees Details

Duration Professional Fee*(Per participant) GST(18%) Total Fees(Per Participant) Programme Code
30 Hrs. 17,500.00 3,150.00 20,650.00 1 24 3 29
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