SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Finance Sustainabilty and Climate Change (Online Module)

This module aims to introduce students to key themes in investment, the role of capital in changing historical investment paths to underpin a sustainable and low carbon economic framework and the development of climate finance. Those engaged in action on climate change require an understanding of finance in order to create effective global energy and climate policies, which can use finance and investment frameworks to change historical patterns of fossil-fuel dependent economic growth models. Energy and climate change are two of the truly global challenges of the 21st century. While the connections between the two topics have found increased attention in the social sciences in recent years, the importance of the role of finance in changing path dependencies has remained under-explored in both research and teaching. An understanding of finance, the impact of sustainability and climate concerns on business activities, the role of different actors and the operation of markets will be critical in effecting a long term shift to a low carbon economy.

All modules are subject to availability and are subject to change from session to session.

Suggested reading

Berk, J and DeMarzo, P. (2013) Corporate Finance, Global 3rd Edition, Pearson
Buchner, B., Mazza, F. and Falzon, J. (2015) Global Climate Finance: An Update View on 2013 and 2014 Flows, CPI

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