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.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

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"

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Case studies, Role plays, presentations, seminar papers

Assessment methods and criteria

final exam at the end of course / continuous assessment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

International Banking and Finance (Master)

Cycle

Master

ECTS Credits

2.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

1 WS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

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.

Course code

0230-17-01-BB-EN-09