Responsible Finance and Investing

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM071A05
Vaknaam Responsible Finance and Investing
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Responsible Finance and Investing
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Argue and analyze how firm financial performance is associated with corporate social responsibility and the other way round.
2. Argue and analyze how responsible investing and financing can be undertaken and integrated into asset management and balance sheet management.
3. Discuss and analyze what is responsible finance and investing and what are the main issues in this field.
4. Assess and analyze the drivers of responsible finance, banking and investing.
5. Assess and analyze the responsibility issues regarding finance, banking and investment.
Omschrijving This course focuses on the role of non-financial attributes in production. In particular, we study the interaction between financial performance and social & environmental performance of firms, in particular financial institutions, and the impact of this interaction on finance and investment decisions. This regards both the firms as such as well as investment portfolios. As to financing, it especially is pricing and risk that will be discussed; as to investing, we investigate the impact of screening on performance. We highlight the costs and benefits of managing non-financial attributes and go into their pricing and into the consequences of inappropriate pricing. Furthermore, the role of risk from addressing or ignoring social and environmental performance is studied. Students will be required to work on projects in which they try to come to grips with responsibility in financing and investing. They will experience how to make trade-offs between financial and non-financial performance. Students will analyze and argue about how financial and non-financial performance interact and they will learn how to model this using Matlab. For Finance students, these skills are highly important and sought after. Realize that for us learning is about building the capacity to take effective action. We want our students to understand, to get motivated and to arrive at own ideas and hope regarding sustainable finance.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm -computer practicum,  -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(The computer practical is for supporting the assignment where students work on a optimization model in Matlab.)
Toetsvorm -computer test/wekelijkse quiz,  -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht
(The quizzes are for summative assessment and to check about progress. The individual assignment is an essay. This is informed by the lectures. Group assignments are supported by tailored lectures and Q&As. The programming assignment is clearly structured and introduces students to programming and helps them find ways to solve the problem.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. L.J.R. Scholtens
Docent(en) Dr. A. Dalò ,prof. dr. L.J.R. Scholtens
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Set of articles from the academic literature
Entreevoorwaarden Students will have a BSc degree in Economics and/or Business, a decent background in Finance & Investing and a keen interest in both Environmental and Social issues and in Banking, Finance and Investing. They are open to learning new skills and an interest in quantitative analysis.
Opmerkingen Secretary: Ellie Jelsema, email e.t.jelsema@rug.nl, phone: +31 (0)50 3633685, room 5411.0836
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