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An Evidence-Based Approach to Sustainable Investing

What started as a corporate social responsibility initiative by the United Nations 20 years ago has swelled into the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) movement.

Many financial institution s and organizations have launched sustainability initiatives related to its governance, but there are

critical questions to ask as we evaluate ESG investments, such as:

What are the key differences between public equity and public debt investing and between public and private markets?

  • What are the key regulatory efforts in ESG investing in the United States, Europe, and China?

  • How does a portfolio manager incorporate ESG factors into investment analysis?

  • How are investors thinking about climate change risk, and is there a useful framework that helps simplify this topic for capital allocators?

This program covers finance and sustainability as integrated subjects, beginning with an introduction to financial and investment principles and ending with financial analysis, financing, and valuation.

Read more: Columbia Business School, Executive Education

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