Fall 2023 Sustainability Management PS5446 section 001

Sustainability Value Creation in Private

Sustainability Value Crea

Call Number 18581
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
307 Uris Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Angela Jhanji
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course provides an overview of the way sustainability (environmental, social and governance) factors are analyzed in private markets. It focuses on preparing students to implement their understanding of the financial and societal risks and opportunities within the investment making process. In private markets, limited partners (pension funds, endowments, high net-worth individuals) have pushed the sustainability imperative and social consciousness of private equity funds and asset managers by seeking greater clarity around how their money is invested in both a responsible and financially meaningful way. Alongside this trend, an evolving regulatory environment globally has propelled the need to systemize evaluation frameworks for stakeholders within investment functions and advisors who support them.Unlike public markets, sustainability information is harder to glean in private markets and requires a skilled extraction and evaluation process. During this course, we examine a traditional ESG due diligence process embedded within the wider investment lifecycle (sourcing, diligence, hold and exit) through the lens of changing geographic regulatory landscape in financial investing and the market leading frameworks that quantify ESG factors for evaluation. The course culminates with a deal due diligence process that mimics an investment committee (IC) comprised of private equity leaders that understand the commercial and purpose-driven viability of an investment. 


Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 27 students (30 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS5446
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Professor Angela Jhanji. Cross Reg 9/5/23
Section key 20233SUMA5446K001