Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title Sustainable and Responsible Investments
Course code EBC4212
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 6-2-2023 31-3-2023 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Paul Smeets
For more information: pm.smeets@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course has three main goals.
1) Understand what motivates investors to participate in responsible investments.
2) Learn how to define and measure social and environmental impact of responsible investments and charities.
3) Learn how to develop a responsible investment product and position this in the market.
Description
The course brings students up-to-date about the latest developments in sustainable finance. They learn about the latests academic insights as well as practical cases in cooperation with the sustainable finance industry. Students also get a basic understanding of sustainable investments that are explicitly intended to have positive sustainable-development impact in emerging markets, such as “impact investments”, “microfinance”, and “effective altruism”. In small groups, they will develop their own sustainable investment product and present their case to experts in the industry.
Literature
The course is taught by the use of a collection of top-ranked academic and high-impact practitioner-oriented articles, and cases that help students to confront theory with practice.
Prerequisites
Students are expected to understand the key basic concepts in investment analysis and portfolio theory (such as CAPM, Modern Portfolio Theory, and investment performance evaluation). Analytical skills, statistics, and an advanced level of English are required.
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 1 Disc - IB Sustainable Finance
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Compulsory Course(s)
SBE Non Degree Courses Master Courses