Modul-Code RM 350
Modul-Titel Socially Responsible Investment
Level Level 3
Credits 5
Sprache English
Grundlagen RM 230 - Managing Corporate Responsibility;
RM 240 - Social Accounting, Reporting & Communication
BM 350 - Corporate Governance
Hintergrund Over the last quarter of a century, socially responsible investment (SRI) has become one of the most dynamic and fast moving trends in global financial markets. It has been driven by an accelerating integra-tion of social, ethical and environmental factors. This module aims to provide students with the ability to apply, review and critically evaluate ethical investment selection techniques within international settings. The module will involve acquiring an understanding of the underlying ethical rationale for ethical invest-ment and the drivers of the mounting pressure for a transition to an environmentally sustainable and so-cially responsible global economy. By exploring the impacts of drivers such as; changing values, envi-ronmental decline, globalisation, technical innovation, new corporate dynamics and rising inequality to global financial markets, students will be introduced to a broader view of the multiple factors affecting global financial markets. Moreover an understanding of current practice in the field will be gained by applying and evaluating ethical investment screening techniques in assessing ethical fund performance and corporate performance within and between industries. The use of the techniques will then be evaluated by comparing the performance of ethical investment selections to those made on a traditional basis.
The module complements the Level 3 module ‘Corporate Governance’ and builds on the modules ‘Managing Corporate Responsibility’ and ‘Social Accounting, Reporting & Communication’ at Level 2.
Modulziele This module aims to:
1. develop students’ understanding of the underlying rationale for and the drivers of socially responsible investment;
2. assist students in developing a critical understanding of the relevant theory in relation to the his-torical background
    and current practice of socially responsible investment and ethical investment selection;
3. provide students with the ability to apply, review and critically evaluate socially responsible in-vestment selection
4. enable students to apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour to corporate decision making.