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Course Detail

Course Name Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)
Course Code 23FI520E
Program MBA
Credits 3
Course category Elective
Area Finance & Investment


Module 1

Module 1: Sustainable Development Goals

  1. What are sustainable development goals?
  2. Integration of SDGs in Business.
  3. Role of public policy.
Module 2

Module 2: Overview of Sustainable Investing

  1. What Is Sustainable Investing?
  2. The Relevance of Sustainable Investing.
  3. What Are ESG Factors and How They Relate Firm Value?
  4. Introduction to Principals of Responsible Investing.
Module 3

Module 3: Impact Investing

  1. Impact investing in Public Equities
  2. Role of Venture Capital and Private Equity
  3. Sustainable Debt
  4. Measuring, Managing, and Accounting for Impact
Module 4

Module 4: Climate Financing

  1. Sustainable Development.
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility.
  3. Green Financing.
  4. Green Bonds.
  5. Green washing.
  6. Environmental Disclosures and Risk Assessment.
Module 5

Module 5: Theories of Change

  1. What is theory of change and why it is needed?
  2. Key principles.
  3. Steps in developing a theory of change.

Course Description  & Course Outcomes

Course Description

Socially responsible investment, or SRI, is an investment strategy that focuses on the financial returns from an investment and its impact on environmental, ethical, or social change. The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of sustainable investing. The principal aim of this course is to understand ESG factors in investment decisions, which involves understanding climate risk and the role of finance in averting it and measuring and managing the impact of investments.

Course Outcomes& Learning levels

  1. To be able to understand environmental reporting (Analyze).
  2. To be able to understand the ESG factors and their role in finance (Analyze).
  3. To be able to evaluate sustainable investment opportunities (Apply).
  4. To be able to develop and apply theories of change (Apply).

Evaluation Pattern

# Assessment Component Percentage of Marks
1 Continuous Assessment * 60
2 End –Term Examination 40

*Based on assignments / Tests / Quizzes / Case Studies / Projects / Term paper / Field visit report.

Reference Book

  1. Socially Responsible Investment – A Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approach, Edited by Enrique Ballestero, Blanca Pérez-Gladish, and Ana Garcia-Bernabeu, O’ Reilly, 2015

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