ACFI 896 (07) - Topics

Topics/Finance CSR and ESG

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Accounting and Finance
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   3  
CRN: 55225
Special topics. Prereq: consent of advisor and instructor.
Section Comments: Co-list w/ 56805 FIN 720.01
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Instructors: Richard Kilbride

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCBE 225
Additional Course Details: 

Co-listed as undergrad course FIN 720 -- The Finance of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Investing

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.