Lisbon, Portugal

Ethics, Strategic CSR and Sustainable Finance

when 4 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1150

This course seeks to train students with general knowledge in ethics, strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, focussing in particular on finance and the challenges that companies face at local and global levels.

Financial markets play a role of unprecedent importance in today’s globalized economy. Not only are the highest ethical standards therefore required from finance professionals but by considering environmental and social impact in investment analysis, finance has the capacity to allocate financial resources to more environmentally and socially sustainable products and services.

Course leader

Prof. Ana Simaens:

Assistant Professor at Iscte Business School;

Prof. Dieter Vanwalleghem:

Assistant Professor at Rennes School of Business;

Target group

Master level students

Course aim

The aim is also to enable students to know and be able to discuss the main perspectives and their evolution of the concepts addressed, to critically evaluate and comment on specific problems and cases, while seeking creative solutions related to these crucial issues today.

Credits info

6 EC
Usually the evaluation is based on class participation, individual / group work and a final test but this may vary from programme to programme. Therefore, we recommend you to check each programme syllabus to see the grading system that is applied.

For those who successfully complete the course (get approval on their programme and do not miss more than 20% of the classes) an Academic Transcript will be issued. This transcript will indicate the total of hours, the ECTS credits earned and the respective grade in ECTS scale. For those who failed the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be given.

Fee info

EUR 1150: (Students from Iscte partner universities - 1 000€)

The programme on campus fee includes:

Course materials;
Team-building event;
Use of the library, PC labs and Iscte facilities;
Public transportation card in Lisbon;
Airport pick-up service (using public transportation);
Welcome lunch and farewell session,
Transcript of Records or Certificate of attendance (in case the student does not complete the course with success).
Leisure activities, such as visits to museums and trips outside Lisbon, are not included in this fee and are paid upon arrival in Lisbon.


Unfortunately, there is no scholarship available.