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FMGT 5330 - Sustainable Finance, Accounting, and Metrics

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

Measuring and reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance is at the heart of sustainable business and necessary in modern, global business. This course introduces students to accounting and finance concepts and emphasizes the differences between a traditional business and sustainable business practice. The course covers how an organization measures and reports on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and how sustainability can be incorporated into financial practices such as investing, banking and financing. Students explore different reporting methods and their impact on how organizations embed sustainable business practices into their day-to-day operations to reduce environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing assurance, profits, returns, and competitive advantage.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the field of Accounting for Sustainability.
  • Interpret financial reporting of environmental liabilities.
  • Assess corporate financial reporting of sustainable business practices.
  • Analyze sustainable reporting based on Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.
  • Compare and critique the conclusions, recommendations, and limitations of reporting methods and standards.
  • Interpret greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting standards.
  • Generate capital budgeting analysis to comply with environmental regulation and emissions.
  • Assess the impact of social and environmental costs on product pricing.
  • Describe Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Social Return on Investments (SROI).
  • Explain the use and calculations of Carbon Credits, Climate Exchanges, and Carbon Dioxide Permit Trading.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

FMGT 5330 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma


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