[ 979VFINGOVK16 ] KS Governance, CSR and Finance

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Eva Wagner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Pre-requisites (*)KS Grundlagen in Finance
Original study plan Master's programme Finance and Accounting 2021W
Objectives Students know the relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (ESG Environmental, Social and Governance) and the financial success and risk of companies. The consideration of the links occurs finance theoretically and on the basis of empirical evidence. Students are able to assess Governance and CSR concepts and the impact of ESG on the enterprise value.
Subject The course deals with Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility concepts in an international finance context and discusses different theoretical perspectives. The link between ESG (Environmental, social and governance) and financial performance, risk, capital costs and firm value is addressed. The relationship between ESG and performance will be analyzed at the company and the portfolio level (Socially responsible investing).
Criteria for evaluation Written exam, interactive elements
Methods lecture, discussion
Language German
Study material Books: Baker, H. K./Nofsinger, J. R., Socially Responsible Finance and Investing, Hoboken 2012.
Crane, A., The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility, Oxford 2009.
Hommelhoff, P./Hopt, K. J./Werder, A. v., Handbuch Corporate Governance, 2. Auflage, Stuttgart 2009.
Welge, M. K./Eulerich, M., Corporate-Governance-Management, 2. Auflage, Wiesbaden 2014 (Ebook).
Wright, M., The Oxford handbook of corporate governance, Oxford 2013.

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Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority