Socially Responsible Investing (SoSe 2021)

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Day Time Frequency Date Room
Monday 18:00- 20:00 single date 05.07.2021  
Tuesday 18:00- 20:00 single date 06.07.2021  
Wednesday 14:00- 16:00 single date 07.07.2021  
Friday 16:00- 18:00 single date 09.07.2021  
Monday 18:00- 20:00 single date 12.07.2021  
Tuesday 18:00- 20:00 single date 13.07.2021  
Wednesday 16:00- 20:00 single date 14.07.2021  
Thursday 18:00- 20:00 single date 15.07.2021  
Friday 16:00- 18:00 single date 16.07.2021  


To apply for the class ”Socially Responsible Investing” you have to send an email to, by May 7th 2021 latest. Please note that we will admit promising applicants to the class prior to the end of the deadline. Necessary documents for the application:

  • Transcript of records
  • Motivation for the class (max. 200 words)
  • CV

If you have any questions beyond that, please contact Doris Hohmeier at


Description / Main Topics

This class will review modern investment products, and explore how ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors are measured and incorporated into investment strategies.
We will also consider academic work on ESG factors, including Caroline Flammer’s recent study of long-term management incentives and Robert Litterman’s work on climate risk. In addition, the course will consider commercial ESG products, such as the MSCI IVA rating system and Société Générale’s CEO-focused ESG alpha strategy.
The course will include lectures, class discussions, and a team project. Project teams will evaluate responsible investment products from around the world and present their findings.


  • Professor Lloyd Kurtz (responsible)