FIN 720 (01) - Topics in Finance II


Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56822
Special topics, vary by semester.
Section Comments: Title: The Finance of Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance Investing
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ADMN 570 with minimum grade of C-
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
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCBE 235
Final Exam 5/10/2024 5/10/2024 F 3:30pm - 5:30pm PCBE 115
Additional Course Details: 

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. Prereq: FIN 701, Fin Policy and FIN 702, Investment Analysis; or instructor permission.