Interactive Brokers
ESG Investing: Financial Decisions in Flux Specialization
Interactive Brokers

ESG Investing: Financial Decisions in Flux Specialization

Make informed, ESG-influenced investment decisions. By the end of this specialization, students with basic knowledge of traditional financial products should be able to make more informed investment decisions against an ever-changing, ESG-influenced backdrop.

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Steven Levine

Instructor: Steven Levine

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What you'll learn

  • Describe how ESG principals originated, and how governing frameworks, strategies, and investment products are evolving in the financial markets.

  • Integrate ESG factors when conducting fundamental analyses and offer insights about approaches to sustainable portfolio management construction.

  • Analyze ESG-focused financial products such as green bonds, social bonds, and ESG-related exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

  • Examine how Big Data can complement fundamental analysis, and differentiate between different forms of deceptive business practices.

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Specialization - 4 course series

ESG Investing: Setting Standards & Conducting Analysis

Course 126 hours4.4 (43 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe how environmental, social and governance principals originated and how related practices have been evolving in the financial markets.

  • Identify global initiatives that helped drive, and continue to support, the framework for ESG investing.

  • Differentiate the risks a company may face when analyzing it for “E”, “S”, and “G” factors.

  • Provide details about certain business sector trends such as those in water and waste management, clean transportation, and energy.

Skills you'll gain

Category: ESG integration
Category: ESG investing strategy
Category: ESG history
Category: UN Sustainable Development Goals
Category: ESG factor analysis

ESG Investing: Industry Impacts & Transformations

Course 224 hours4.4 (14 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify certain market sector changes, including dairy, tobacco, energy, and forest products.

  • Discuss shifts in certain company strategies aligned with ESG-related concerns.

  • Explore how to assess the potential impacts on the creditworthiness of certain high yield companies amid heightened attention to ESG-related risks.

  • Explain the potential role for certain commodities, as industries such as the auto sector undergo transformation.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Commodities
Category: Forestry
Category: Tobacco
Category: ESG risk analysis
Category: Energy Transition

ESG-focused Financial Products

Course 322 hours4.8 (11 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe various characteristics of green assets, including the supply, demand, and performance of green bonds.

  • Discuss how ESG fund flows have evolved.

  • Evaluate and compare certain ESG-themed ETFs

  • Explain the principles and frameworks behind the issuance of different ESG-related fixed income products.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Green Asset Analysis
Category: ICMA Principles and Guidelines
Category: ETFs
Category: Green Bonds
Category: Social Bonds

ESG Data & Accountability

Course 420 hours4.4 (23 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Draw conclusions about how Big Data and artificial intelligence can aid in ESG investing analysis, and describe inherent challenges.

  • Differentiate between different forms of deceptive business practices, including green washing, social washing, and pink washing.

  • Detail how certain investors’ interests may be driving increased attention on ESG investing.

  • Explain why ESG remains a work in progress and list some anticipated developments.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Data collection and analysis
Category: ESG investing disclosures
Category: Green washing
Category: ESG ratings
Category: sentiment signals

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Steven Levine
Interactive Brokers
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