Sustainable Finance

Spots available & Registration

Interested students may apply via the Department of Business Administration between 31.10.2018 and 14.11.2018:

Lecture Dates

06.03.2019   14:15h-17:00h
13.03.2019   14:15h-17:00h
20.03.2019   14:15h-17:00h
01.05.2019   14:15h-17:00h
08.05.2019   14:15h-17:00h
15.05.2019   14:15h-17:00h

Room: Seminarraum 105, Hauptgebäude H4

Course page Details are available on KSL.


General information about the lecture

The goal of this course is to equip students with the tools and methods so that they can i) read and understand a scientific paper, ii) relate a paper/topic to the relevant literature iii) write their own research paper, and iv) present their paper in front of other students.

We will work on these objectives using the topic of “Sustainable Finance”. Sustainable finance, broadly understood as long-term oriented financial decision-making that integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, has been attracting increasing attention in recent years, not only from specialists, but also in mainstream finance circles. Sustainable finance connects to the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to guide the transition towards a sustainable and inclusive economy.

The course offers an overview and framework of the central themes and mechanisms of sustainable finance. We will discuss the theoretical foundations for corporate ESG policies and actions and investors’ preferences regarding such policies and actions, and how such policies and actions affect firm performance and investor reactions.

Extent, Cycle 4 ECTS, Cycle
Creditable BSc
Language English (Term paper can be written in German)
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Philip Valta
Prerequisite Completed introductory study. "Valuation" is recommended.
Type of examination Proseminar-paper, presentation, and participation.
Course material All materials will be provided on ILIAS.
Please find further information on KSL.