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Green Investing – An Introduction

The idea of socially responsible investing (SRI) has gained significant impetus in recent years. Sometimes referred to as 'ethical investing', SRI is an investment process that considers the social and environmental consequences of investments, both positive and negative, within the context of rigorous financial analysis. This course provides a broad overview of the SRI industry, including the techniques used in responsible investment, the development and performance of the market, and global initiatives for responsible investing.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Explain what socially responsible investment is and list the different strategies available to investors in this field

    Describe some of the key areas in SRI today, including green investing (cleantech investing) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI)

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Overview of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

    Overview of Socially Responsible Investing

    Socially Responsible Investing and ESG

    SRI Activities

    Screening

    Shareholder Advocacy

    Integration of Economic Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Factors

    Community Investing

    SRI Performance

    SRI Indexes

    Types of Socially Responsible Investor

    The History and Development of SRI

    The Current State of the SRI Marketplace

    Topic 2: Green Investing

    Overview of Green Investing

    Cleantech

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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