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Fall 2022 Sustainability Management PS5035 section D01

Call Number 13251
Day & Time
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ryan A Meinke
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Environmental, social and governance issues (‘ESG’) are moving to center stage for corporate boards and executive teams.  This elective course complements management and operations courses by focusing on the perspective and roles of the board and C-suite of corporations, financial institutions and professional firms in addressing ESG risks as well as promoting and overseeing governance aligned with ESG principles. The course focuses on the interchange between the external legal, competitive, societal, environmental and policy ‘ecosystems’ corporations face (which vary around the world) and a company’s internal structure, operations and pressures. We will use the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact Principles (which incorporate all aspects of ESG) as the central frameworks to explore the concept of a corporation’s responsibility to respect and remedy human rights and environmental harms.  We will also examine the Equator Principles and other frameworks that spell out good practices for project finance and other investment decisions, and reference a wide range of the myriad indices, supplier disclosure portals and benchmarks that exist in this inter-disciplinary field.  Relevant regulations, corporate law regimes and court cases will be discussed from the point of view of what business managers need to know. While most of the course will deal with companies and firms serving global, regional or national markets, several examples will deal with the question of how the ESG ecosystem affects or offers opportunities to start-ups.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 35 students (35 max) as of 8:25PM Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS5035
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, SIPA, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Prof. Ryan Meinke. Cross Registration begins Sept. 6, 2022
Section key 20223SUMA5035KD01

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