FIN 720 (03) - Topics in Finance II

TOP/Finance CSR and ESG

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 57093
Special topics, vary by semester. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Section Comments: Finance of Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental, Social & Corporate governance Investing
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Richard Kilbride

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 W 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE 165
Additional Course Details: 
FIN 720 -- The Finance of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Investing

Prerequisites: FIN 701 & FIN 702, or non-finance majors admitted with instructor permission

The course seeks to explore what finance says about the increased focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how investment analysis addresses a growing emphasis on environmental, social & corporate governance (ESG) objectives. We study how mandates towards people and planet are integrated into financial models and the management of firms, including what this means about corporate financial objectives, particularly firm responsibilities to a wide variety of “stakeholders”. And we investigate how investors determine and then act on ESG goals. These fields are topical but underexamined and poorly understood.