University of Technology Sydney

25627 Responsible Finance

Requisite(s): 25556 The Financial System
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Investors, financial institutions, and the broader financial system face increasing challenges from issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Students explore how these challenges impact businesses and society. The subject offers students an overview of the regulatory developments, taxonomies, and financial instruments for managing these challenges, and introduces them to the assessment of environmental risks and opportunities. It also introduces the underlying principles of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment and socially responsible investment (SRI). In addition, it provides a critical evaluation of the financial and non-financial implications of responsible investing. The subject seeks to inspire students to become responsible decision-makers who can drive positive change in the global economy.

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