Summer 2023 Sustainability Management PS5195 section D01



Call Number 10807
Day & Time
MW 6:10pm-8:00pm
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Brad Schwartz
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with working knowledge on how to make successful investments in sustainable companies and to prepare students to be conversationally literate in financial reporting. As you leave the school and become leaders of organizations financial literacy will be a skill set that will be vital to success no matter what career path you go down. It starts with a strong foundation in accounting and corporate finance, then moves on to ESG/Impact screening of potential investments, along with valuation techniques used to arrive at a purchase price. It will explore financial models that can aggregate multiple variables used to drive investment decisions.

To understand and lead a transition to a sustainability-aware business, managers must first be familiar with the terminology, practices and consequences of traditional accounting and finance. Students will learn traditional financial and accounting methods and tools. We will examine how these methods and tools are changing to improve product and service design, resource efficiency and allocation, employee productivity and sustainability performance outcomes. Students will learn how value is created in a company and the different methods employed to create that value, conduct due diligence, discuss optimal capital structure to finance a transaction, execute a transaction, and implement a Sustainability-based value-added operating plan to the target company. The course will conclude with students preparing a persuasive investment memo and accompanying financial model to the investment committee of an impact investing asset management firm. The course also provides a practical introduction to selected non-financial accounting topics including sustainability reporting standards, ESG corporate performance indicators and corporate social responsibility report (CSR Reporting).

Web Site Vergil
Subterm 07/03-08/11 (B)
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 34 students (45 max) as of 4:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS5195
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Cross Registration Open - Graduate Students Only
Section key 20232SUMA5195KD01