Sustainable Investments and Corporate Social Responsibility

This course explores the ethical challenges facing businesses today, how individuals and firms can address those challenges, and how these challenges are communicated to the various stakeholders of the firm. The course aims to enhance the skills and expertise of participants through combining examination of ethical and managerial theory with discussion of common ethical problems in context. This achieved through the use of real-world examples throughout the text and extended case studies. The course enriches knowledge on concurrent issues of sustainability reporting, as well as on important frameworks and guidelines that influence corporate responses to sustainability issues. Moreover, it introduces participants to the principles of responsible investment, while demonstrates the key challenges and opportunities arising from the global trends in responsible investments (i.e., realization of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, responsible production, waste and emissions etc.).