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Course

MOOC

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Offered by

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Course details

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Length
9 weeks
Effort
approx 2 hours per week
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
No
Price
Free

Course summary

At the end of this course you will understand how sustainable finance can be used as a tool to steer the sustainability transition.

About this course

Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized to counter this. Using finance as a means to achieve social goals we can divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all.

Throughout this course, you will learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, how social and environmental factors should not be regarded as externalities, you will learn more about sustainable banking and asset management, about effective engagement, sustainable scenario analysis and long-term value creation. At the end of this course you will understand how sustainable finance can be used as a tool to steer the sustainability transition.

in 9 weeks, the following will be addressed:

  1. the sustainability challenge
  2. dealing with sustainability challenges
  3. the purpose of companies
  4. sustainable business models
  5. sustainable asset management
  6. sustainable banking
  7. climate risk & insurance
  8. steering the transition
  9. take-aways: what can you do?

Target audience

Finance professionals, finance students, anyone with an interest on what the principles for sustainable finance are.

Learning objectives

  • Learn what the principles of sustainable finance are

  • Understand what the interplay is between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and finance

  • Understand what the importance of a long-term perspective is

  • Understand the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable economy