Responsible Finance and Investing

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2020/21
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. We study the interaction between financial 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 the investment portfolio. As to financing, it especially is appropriate pricing 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. 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 and they will learn how to model this using Matlab.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(Combined lecture/tutorial and a guest lecture)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen)
(The written exam has a mix of MC questions / essay questions / T-F questions)
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.
Opmerkingen Secretary: Ellie Jelsema, phone: +31 (0)50 3633685, e-mail: e.t.jelsema@rug.nl, room 5411.0836
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