Sustainability and Ethics in Finance

After this lecture students are able to identify the significance of social, economic and ecological sustainability and ethical behaviour on banking and finance in practice. They are able to explain implications of sustainability and ethics on the companies' reputation and economic results. The students will have acquired capabilities in the application of methods focused on organizational sustainability and ethic management. The students gain competencies in the integration of the perspectives of sustainability and ethics into their daily work, and in the communication of these perspectives to others. An overview of different historical ethical concepts is crucial for the understanding of today's position of financial institutions as agents within our society. Students gain a solid base for distinguishing historical wisdom from the current spirit of the age.

Art der Vermittlung

Präsenzveranstaltung

Art der Veranstaltung

Pflichtfach

Empfohlene Fachliteratur

J. R. Boatright: Ethics in Finance, Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken Bertrand Russel: History of Western Philosophy, Routledge Christopher Bennett: "What is that thing called Ethics?", Taylor and Francis Journal of Business Ethics Harvard Business Review: "On Corporate Ethics" Harvard Business Review: "On Corporate Responsibilty"

Lern- und Lehrmethode

Case studies, Role plays, presentations, seminar papers

Prüfungsmethode

PRE-Readings, continuous assessment (written essays about EACH class as well as speeches about thinkers and their ideas), digital detox during class !

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

none

Schnellinfos

Studiengang

International Banking and Finance (Master)

Akademischer Grad

Master

ECTS Credits

2.00

Unterrichtssprache

Englisch

Studienplan

Berufsbegleitend

Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird

2020

Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

1 WS

Incoming

Ja

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

After this lecture students are able to identify the significance of social, economic and ecological sustainability and ethical behaviour on banking and finance in practice. They are able to explain implications of sustainability and ethics on the companies' reputation and economic results. The students will have acquired capabilities in the application of methods focused on organizational sustainability and ethic management. The students gain competencies in the integration of the perspectives of sustainability and ethics into their daily work, and in the communication of these perspectives to others. An overview of different historical ethical concepts is crucial for the understanding of today's position of financial institutions as agents within our society. Students gain a solid base for distinguishing historical wisdom from the current spirit of the age.

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung

0230-17-01-BB-EN-09