Environmental Finance and Economics
The class provides an overview of economics, finance, and sustainability in an environmental and social context. The class examines traditional and alternative performance metrics, such as "Green GDP", and explores the relationship between risk and return, return on investments, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, and develops pro-forma financial reports integrating environmental, social, and economic concepts. The course emphasizes relationships between business management and environmental quality, and provides students with a financial and economic decision-making framework for understanding and analyzing environmental issues. Students will leave this course with the ability to confidently converse regarding sustainability in a finance and economics context.