Postgraduate | TAS-BFA757 | 2024
Socially Responsible Investing
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Socially Responsible Investing
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Critique the risks and opportunities that the sustainability agenda creates for investors and lenders
- Apply the tools for evaluating socially responsible investments
- Critically reflect on how socially responsible investments can create positive social and environmental impacts
- Appraise high-profile international guidance pertaining to socially responsible investing and lending
- Collaborate with other professionals/practitioners to communicate recommendations relating to socially responsible investing and lending to a range of stakeholders
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Investors and lenders have an important role with respect to sustainable development. Through directing their financial resources to socially and environmentally responsible investment options, investors and lenders have the power to make significant contribution to sustainable development. This applies to both small- and large-scale investors and lenders.
Apart from the moral aspects associated with socially responsible investing, a failure to consider the social and environmental risks inherent in particular investments expose investors and lenders to potential financial loss.
Investors need to be aware of the risks and opportunities that the sustainability agenda creates; they need to be aware of, and be able to critically evaluate, different approaches to ethical investment and lending; and they need to have an awareness of the products available within the market place.
This subject responds to these needs as it:
• Explores the meaning and role of socially responsible investment
• Identifies the sustainability related risks and opportunities that aspects of an investee’s/borrowers operations create for investors or lenders
• Identifies and explains some tools used to assess investments from a sustainability-related perspective
• Discusses some available products available to ‘socially responsible’ investors and lenders.
- Individual Assignment (30%)
- Socially Responsible Investment Report (35%)
- Team Assignment (35%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-SBS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business
- TAS-FIN-MAS-2024 - Master of Finance
- TAS-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
- Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: Pre-recorded lecture, up to 2 hours (3-5 short lectures of maximum 20 minutes each), 13 weeks. Online students will attend workshops with on-campus students via Zoom, 50 minutes x 12 weeks.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses