Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Information Asymetry, Corporate Disclosure and Climate Finance

when 3 June 2020 - 18 July 2020
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1990

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Viadrina Summer Program 2020 has been postponed.

The aim of the course is to explore the concept of information asymmetry and show its practical application to disclosure of non-financial risks by the companies in order to get an access to climate finance. The essence, instruments (such as emission
allowances, green bonds, etc.) and methods of carbon pricing will be explored, as well as its role in blended value creation. Carbon taxation and market financial instruments for climate finance mobilization, their role in combating climate change will be also
outlined. EITI Rules and Standard will be explored and compared with other initiatives (UN Global Compact, PRI, GRI, etc.) aimed at non-financial risks/information disclosure. Particular focus will be placed on recent steps toward sustainable financial system, taken by the Chinese and European authorities. Also, different applications of the Blockchain technology for energy and financial markets will be discovered with special emphasis on possible ways of bridging informational gap between the needs of companies and financial market.

Course leader

Dr. Raimund Schwarze, Dr. Oleksandr Sushenko

Target group

Undergratuate Students

Credits info

3 EC
6 ECTS-Credits

Fee info

EUR 1990: including two courses, accommodation, lunch on weekdays, transaction costs, transportation within Frankfurt (Oder), extracurricular activities and taxes
EUR 400: tuition fee - waived for students from partner universities, for a possible exemption from the tuition fee, please contact us via your study abroad office.