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Spring 2020

Course Description
We will focus on four different topics: (1) the idea of sustainable finance; (2) the question of how issuers of securities should take account of climate related issues in making securities disclosures; (3) climate finance: principles financial institutions adopt about how they will apply lending standards etc to take account of climate related issues, and green bonds; (4) climate change and financial stability.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020  

Dates Day Time Room
03-02-2020 - 04-20-2020   M  3:30 PM-5:20 PM G363

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Short paper
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
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Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Additional Materials:
Professor Bradley will be providing her own materials for this course.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: March 2: The Idea of Sustainable Finance Please read: 1. Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal, 116th Congress, 1st Session H. Res.. 109 (Feb. 7, 2019) (14 pp) 2. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, A New Horizon, Speech at the European Commission Conference: a Global Approach to Sustainable Finance (Mar. 21, 2019) (12 pp) 3. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Remarks given during the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit 2019 (22 and 23 Sep. 2019) (10 pp) 4. International Chambers of Commerce, Re: a Policy Agenda to Mobilize Finance for People, Planet and Prosperity (Dec. 5, 2019) (4 pp) 5. Business for Nature, High-level Policy Recommendations (Jan. 21, 2020) (5 pp) 6. EU Commission Communication, Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020 COM/2019/650 final Dec. 17, 2019 (16 pp) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 16: Climate Change and Financial Stability Please read: 1. Patrick Bolton, Morgan Després, Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, Frédéric Samama and Romain Svartzman, The Green Swan: Central Banking and Financial Stability in the Age of Climate Change Jan. 20, 2020 (115 pp)

    Please visit the course webpage to gain access to the required readings.

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2082
Office: G381