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MN5311   Responsible Investment

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides students with an in- depth knowledge of Responsible Investment, which integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into investment-decision making. The module explores a wide-range of topics including: the definition and identification of relevant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data; portfolio screening and shareholder advocacy and performance evaluation; and responsible risk management. The module also explores advanced topics such as: carbon markets: responsible investment in real estate, hedge funds and private equity; philanthropy & impact investing.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr K B H Bouslah
Module teaching staff: Dr K Bouslah