Sustainability and Finance will be taught in fall 2013 by Professor Frank Werner. This course is a great ingredient for the minor in sustainable business, or a new niche to add to your knowledge of finance.
It will be taught on Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
The course description is as follows:
Sustainability and Finance — FNBU 4441 – E01
As companies adopt sustainability as a value and a business strategy, finance practitioners are evaluating how their work can advance that mission. How is sustainability changing the way companies conceive of and apply financial tools and techniques? This course examines how financial practice can either support or undermine global sustainability. Using examples of leading and creative financial practitioners, it will explore, among other topics, how companies are using data to measure sustainability impacts; how managers are creating financial value by pursuing sustainability; how the investment and lending community is learning to assess companies according to new sustainability criteria; and how the existing financial paradigm of shareholder wealth maximization (SWM) might further evolve to more explicitly incorporate the goals of global sustainability.
Consider incorporating this into your fall academic program. If you have any questions, ask your class dean or Professor Werner.