Principles of Sustainable Finance (Coursera)

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Principles of Sustainable Finance (Coursera)
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.

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


What You Will Learn

- 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


Syllabus


WEEK 1: The Sustainability Challenge

WEEK 2: Dealing with Sustainability Challenges

WEEK 3: The Purpose of Companies

WEEK 4: Sustainable Business Models

WEEK 5: Sustainable Asset Management

WEEK 6: Sustainable banking

WEEK 7: Climate risk & insurance

WEEK 8: Steering the transition

WEEK 9: Take-aways: what can you do?



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