Course Code SUSM 650
Course Title Sustainable Finance
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Financial and accounting "tools" have potential to create effective and far-reaching market-based solutions to address a range of sustainability management problems, including climate change, north-south relations, water issues and social change, while at the same time identifying and securing new business opportunities for companies, the financial sector and their customers. An increasing number of financial and accounting products and services have emerged to direct resources and lending power to mitigate environmental and/or encourage sustainable practices and decision-making. The course considers sustainable finance products, tools and services; sustainability accounting, and other approaches that foster sustainable development, such as full-cost accounting; relation of sustainability performance to capital market valuation and financial performance; socially responsible investing; sustainable lending, , impact investment, principles and codes.


Instructor Consent Required

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2021 course outline (note 2)
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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