Social Impact Investing

Specialization
Instructor Pablo Soler Bach
Modality In presence
Duration 6 hours
ECTS 1
Period Second semester
Dates 14/03/2022 at 17:00-19:00
18/03/2022 at 17:00-19:00
21/03/2022 at 19:00-21:00

Course objectives

As corporations become responsible corporate citizens and education and government institutions more conscious of the need to measure social change, their leaders and managers will need to develop, implement and execute strategies that make that a reality.

This course will allow students to incorporate, with examples and practical cases, ever-increasingly important concepts and tools, such as investment or business sustainability and ESG measuring and reporting, to the portfolio of tools and skills that will help them become the leaders and managers of the future.

Content summary

It is commonly agreed today that companies’ purpose should not only be to generate profits but also to contribute to a sustainable development that protects the environment and generates some level of positive social impact for their stakeholders and the societies they operate in.

During this course, we will explore how companies, investors and society can make this happen by promoting, measuring and reporting their performance and levels of impact, preventing practices such as greenwashing and responding to criticism, sometimes partly justified, of it lacking substance or being at the origin of the next investment bubble.

DAY 1 (live in-person)

  • Introduction to ESG, sustainability and impact investment.
  • Measuring and reporting ESG and Impact Investment.

DAY 2 (live in-person)

  • The investor perspective
  • The company perspective

DAY 3 (live in-person)

  • Greenwashing, Benefit Corporations and future trends in ESG
  • Groups Presentations and course wrap up.

Teaching methods

During this course we will use a variety of formats to explore the subject at hand, including lectures, readings, practical cases, guest speakers or groups’ work and presentations.

Texts

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