ENVR E-138. Introduction to Sustainable Finance and Investments

Semester: 

Spring
  • Professor: Carlos Alberto Vargas
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: M
  • Time: 5:50-7:50
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 24806

Sustainable finance is a main topic on the international agenda. Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources, the search for profits through efficiency, and climate change. We observe an increasing investment appetite for green bonds. Investment funds and asset managers worldwide search for innovative products that increase profitability but also create environmental and social value. This course studies finance and sustainability as integrated subjects beginning with an introduction of financial and investment principles and moving through financial analysis, financing, and valuation. The course covers diverse aspects of sustainable investments and offers tools for effective financial valuation and risk assessment.