Informationsteknik – Sustainable Finance

Kurskod B365302
Studiepoäng 5

– Describe and interpret current trends in the area of sustainable finance
– Identify different sustainable asset classes and instruments
– Compare different types of sustainable finance products
– Critically evaluate sustainability risks and opportunities
– Demonstrate critical thinking in the field of sustainable investments practices
– Identify and discuss conditions for countries to benefit from growing sustainable investment opportunities
– Explain the process of creating functional sustainable asset allocation
– Apply sustainable finance models and strategies to a real-life case study


In this module the student will learn the basics of Sustainable Investments. Course covers main topics of ESG criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance).
As an introduction of the course basic investment principles are covered. Risk and return aspects will be interpreted and sustainable investments aspects will be covered in order to improve fund or portfolio investment returns and risk profiles. Different approaches to sustainable investments are also presented by external specialists.
After the course student is able to identify and reflect elements of ESG in different asset classes and compare different tools and strategies in supporting Sustainable Investments.

1. Introduction to Investments
2. Introduction to Sustainable Investments, ESG
3. Introduction to Case Assignment
4. Sustainable Investment Strategies
4. Examples of Green Investments in Practice
5. Workshop of Project assignments
6. Presenting assignments, conclusions, assessment and feedback of the course


1-5 (för betygssättning)


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Approved assignments.

Assessment criteria
Assessment criteria – grade 1
You know the key concepts of Sustainable Investments and ESG criteria issues within the course’s scope, but are yet to develop the general view and the big picture of the subject matter.

You can complete given tasks, such as case work and assignments with assistance. You need to develop how to apply knowledge.

You demonstrate some ability to perform skills and have basic knowledge, but you have difficulty to manage without assistance.
Assessment criteria – grade 3
You know the key concepts of Sustainable Investments and ESG criteria issues and can explain how the theories and models function and the tools are used. You have a general view of the subject matter.

You complete given tasks such as case work and assignments independently. You can reflect your own practice and identify ways to improve.

You demonstrate sufficient ability to perform skills and have basic to good knowledge. You can perform independently, but you have some challenges in passing on your skills and knowledge to others. You have an interest in continuous development.
Assessment criteria – grade 5
You have a strong command of the key and related concepts of Sustainable Investments and ESG criteria issues. You can critically evaluate theories, models and tools. You can demonstrate explicit knowledge of the subject matter, and how it relates to other disciplines.

You apply knowledge in demanding case work and advanced assignments. You can prioritize and critically select framework and methods for solving complex problems in the subject matter.

You execute skills with natural proficiency and you have detailed and explicit knowledge. You can perform independently and you are also able and actively willing to help others develop and pass on your skills. You have an attitude of continuous development.

Kurslitteratur och studiematerial

Course material will be available in Google Classroom including relevant literature.
Handouts delivered by teachers.
Material provided by external lecturers.


Starting level: none.
Linkage with other courses:
B365201 Sustainable Development and Climate Change, 5 ECTS and
B365401 Future Megatrends and Vocational Competences ECTS


Introduced in the student card.


Lectures, assignments


All course material will be in English. Contact teaching will be held in English. Contact teaching will be organized as a hybrid, including both classroom teaching and online teaching.

Utskriven 06 december 2023 kl 07:12