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25734 Ethics and Sustainability in Finance

Requisite(s): 25742 Financial Management
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The highest ethical standards are necessary to instil public trust in the investment profession, ensuring the efficient functioning of the financial system. Additionally, ethical practices by finance and investment professionals benefit all market participants and stakeholders, and lead to increased investor confidence in global capital markets. The principles and guidance presented in the CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct provide the ethical context for this subject to allow students to follow, promote and develop the highest ethical standards when pursuing professional careers in all related financial areas such as investments, portfolio management and financial planning. There has been growth in socially responsible and sustainable investments and indices in the financial markets. This subject provides an understanding of the aims of such investments and the issues required to be incorporated into sustainable investments. Current industry practice is analysed and incorporated into the underlying theories.

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