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Intermediate Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Sustainability Challenge

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Sustainability Journey in Finance6m
Rockstrom's planetary boundaries and social foundations4m
The UN Sustainable Development Goals3m
Living wage: an example of sustainable finance6m
The role of finance6m
The three stages of sustainable finance4m
2 readings
Introduction to week 110m
Optional extra material1h 30m
1 practice exercise
The linkage between the UN SDGs30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Dealing with Sustainability Challenges

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Perspectives of a skeptical manager3m
Government regulation and taxation5m
Business true pricing5m
Integrated value thinking5m
Sustainable scenario analysis6m
4 readings
Introduction to week 210m
Optional extra reading: Investing for Long-Term Value Creation45m
Optional extra reading material: summary of the chapter30m
Optional extra reading: Stern review the economics of climate change10m
1 practice exercise
Externalities
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

The Purpose of Companies

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Shareholders versus stakeholders...15m
Corporate governance9m
Partnerships8m
The sustainability quotient3m
2 readings
The purpose of companies10m
Recommended reading material2h
1 practice exercise
End of chapter quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Sustainable Business Models

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Materiality: which issues matter most?5m
Integrated reporting and thinking5m
Long-term value creation by companies4m
2 readings
Recap of week 310m
Strategy and Intangibles10m
1 practice exercise
End of chapter 4 quiz30m

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