The new normal in the financial world is Sustainability. Increased awareness on international markets led among other reasons by scarcity of resources, the search of profits through efficiency and climate change influence financial decisions worldwide. Investors react to and value ancillary factors in their financial decisions and sustainability continues to gain recognition.
This course is the study of finance and sustainability as an integrated subject beginning with an introduction of financial and investment principles and moving towards financial analysis, financing and valuation. The course covers diverse aspects of sustainable investments and offers tools for effective financial valuation and effective risk assessment. The perspective proposed by this course is motivated by the desire of corporations for continued prosperity, expansion and in some cases even to promote their own survival.
Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of Finance.
*Colombian government is assessing the possibility to remove federal holidays from the calendar. In the case that federal holidays are removed, the sessions would take place on Mondays instead of Saturdays.
Carlos Vargas is a professor of finance at EGADE Business School. He has experience in sustainable finance, renewable energy, development economics and real estate finance. He holds a PhD in Finance by the University of Zurich (2019).
He has taught at Harvard Business School since 2013. He has been actively involved in several companies such as New Evolution Ventures Mexico (an investment fund subsidiary), the Vertex Companies and BBVA Asset Management Mexico. He has been invited to conferences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Babson College, and various universities in Europe and Latin America.