The new normal in the financial world is Sustainability. Increased awareness on international markets led among other reasons by the scarcity of resources, the search for profits through efficiency and climate change influences financial decisions worldwide. Investors react to and value ancillary factors in their financial decisions and sustainability continues to gain recognition. All business magazines and periodicals address the subject in their current editions. Colombia now has a Taxonomy, the Dow Jones even has a sustainability index and the search for profitability through efficiency transcends from a trend into the new norm. 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.
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.