Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance is now a major consideration for energy companies’ interaction with global capital markets. While ESG captures a broad range of issues, investors are increasingly focusing on how climate change, and policies to address it, impact corporate value and costs of capital.
ESM students learn how to apply frameworks that are considered best practices in the financial industry to assess how ESG issues can impact energy companies’ finances – and in turn how this impacts clean energy deployment. This course is highly interactive and emphasizes student groups and roundtable discussions in addition to presentations by the Instructor. The course also uses real world case studies from both the private and public sectors to illustrate ESG concepts and activities.