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ESG Investment and Finance

Content

Kick off presentation:

  • Description of ESG criteria
  • History and analysis of how ESG criteria developed
  • Justification of the role of ESG investment

Module 1: ESG Investment Rationale

  • Context: financial theory
  • Techniques for introducing ESG criteria in investment
  • Relationship of the investment world with other actors in the ESG ecosystem

Module 2: New regulatory landscape

  • Regulatory context
  • European plan for the coming years

Module 3: ESG as a risk factor in the investment portfolios

  • Is ESG a new factor in investment portfolios?

Module 4: Integrating ESG in the financial analysis

  • Portfolio construction integrating ESG criteria in both bond and equity portfolios
  • Measuring the ESG impact of investments

Module 5: Specific sector analysis

  • How ESG criteria are applied in different sectors

Module 6: Sustainability in the corporate world

  • The role of business in achieving the goals of the Paris agreement
  • The role of the European Union in sustainable finance and how it is reflected in companies

Module 7: The CO2 market

  • A new asset class?
  • Economic impact on business

Module 8: Active ownership practices

  • Proxy voting
  • Active involvement of investors

Module 9: Non-financial accounting: ESG data in corporate reporting

  • Methods of incorporating sustainability in annual accounts
  • Examples of environmental and social accounting

Module 10: ESG consulting in corporates

  • Methods of integrating sustainability in corporations
  • Relationship to the Sustainable Development Goals

Module 11: Impact investing

  • Description, contextualisation
  • Relationship to the ESG world
  • Opportunities and challenges

Module 12: Responsible Financing Alternatives

  • Green Bonds
  • Social Bonds

Module 13: Wrap-up

 

Content

Kick off presentation:

  • Description of ESG criteria
  • History and analysis of how ESG criteria developed
  • Justification of the role of ESG investment

Module 1: ESG Investment Rationale

  • Context: financial theory
  • Techniques for introducing ESG criteria in investment
  • Relationship of the investment world with other actors in the ESG ecosystem

Module 2: New regulatory landscape

  • Regulatory context
  • European plan for the coming years

Module 3: ESG as a risk factor in the investment portfolios

  • Is ESG a new factor in investment portfolios?

Module 4: Integrating ESG in the financial analysis

  • Portfolio construction integrating ESG criteria in both bond and equity portfolios
  • Measuring the ESG impact of investments

Module 5: Specific sector analysis

  • How ESG criteria are applied in different sectors

Module 6: Sustainability in the corporate world

  • The role of business in achieving the goals of the Paris agreement
  • The role of the European Union in sustainable finance and how it is reflected in companies

Module 7: The CO2 market

  • A new asset class?
  • Economic impact on business

Module 8: Active ownership practices

  • Proxy voting
  • Active involvement of investors

Module 9: Non-financial accounting: ESG data in corporate reporting

  • Methods of incorporating sustainability in annual accounts
  • Examples of environmental and social accounting

Module 10: ESG consulting in corporates

  • Methods of integrating sustainability in corporations
  • Relationship to the Sustainable Development Goals

Module 11: Impact investing

  • Description, contextualisation
  • Relationship to the ESG world
  • Opportunities and challenges

Module 12: Responsible Financing Alternatives

  • Green Bonds
  • Social Bonds

Module 13: Wrap-up