Key Topics in Green Finance

This course will introduce the theoretical foundation, empirical evidence, and practice of green finance globally and in China. The course will focus on how the financial policies and markets can be leveraged to mobilize investment in sustainability. Specifically, we will introduce the green banking system, green bond, green fund, and green insurance. We will pay particular attention to the climate finance that stimulates investment in decarbonization and conservation finance that promotes biodiversity conservation in investment activities. The course is combination of lectures and seminars that will be largely run by student presentations.