3605137: Sustainable investments

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Semester:WS 13/14
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:16.0 L / 12.0 h
Self-directed study time:33.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Banking and Financial Management (01.10.2008)


  • Definition and forms of sustainable investments
  • Legal framework and advantages/disadvantages
  • Market and performance overview
  • Outlook and trends on the sustainable investment market

Learning Outcomes

This lecture covers the rapidly growing market of sustainable investments and prepares students to be able to differentiate and measure them with the appropriate tools. Furthermore they are aware of the legal framework and have a broad knowledge about the players and strategies on the market and recognize trends and outlook. In detail students get familiar with socially responsible investments in general based on the UN Global Compact, receive an introduction to rating agencies and carbon markets and overview recent academic research in that field.



List of readings will follow shortly.


Lecture slides, exercises, sample questions will be available on Moodle

Exam Modalities

  • Written examination - 70% (60 min of this lecture content)


10.10.201313:00 - 16:30S4
08.11.201309:00 - 15:30S4
28.11.201311:00 - 17:15H4