Why this collaborative doctoral course?
Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing the planet and will require massive flows of capital. Finance will be instrumental in facilitating the transition to lower-carbon economies. Business schools need to be a ble to train the next generation of finance professionals.

To do this, we will need far more professors trained to teach climate finance. Financial Economics of Climate and Sustainability (FECS) seeks to be an important, timely, and catalytic development
in the climate finance space designed to develop the next generation of scholars and educators in this field and to e reate a com munity of researchers in this field.

Course Information – A global course, delivered local
FECS has both global and local elements. Core Sessions are available to all students globally.
Schools determine locally how to offer the course. At some schools, FECS is offered for credit; local instructors may hold additional sessions and will set course requirements (typically a paper). At schools where the course is not available for credit, students may audit the course; but local coordinators may offer enrichment sessions or supervise independent study or research. Contact your local faculty coordinator for details.

Format and Timing of Sessions
The weekly two-hour core sessions for all students will be held on Tuesdays in synchronous Zoom sessions. This is a global synchronous course, so no time is ideal; our classes are Tuesdays from 16:00 18:00 GMT (or 11 am-1 pm EST). Each core session will provide an overview of the topic and discuss 4-5
research papers.

2024 Core Sessions
FECS will be taught from Jan 30-April 23, 2024 on Tuesdays from 11:00-13:00 EST (or local equivalent)

Resources for FECS participants
Participants will get access to the synchronous Core Sessions, slides for each class, additional resources including a data base of climate finance papers, a database of useful databases, and news about climate finance conferences and opportunities. Access to this material will be through a class Dropbox and Slack, available to students approved by the local school coordinator.