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Contributor: Interactive Brokers

Level: Beginner

This course offers some basic concepts to help better define the meaning and financial relevance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, including the rationale behind the inception of ESG investing, as well as how this discipline has developed. As the course progresses, we will explore topics such as ESG’s origins, describe certain strategies for conducting fundamental analyses, illustrate how different market sectors have been impacted, introduce ESG-related financial products, explain the role of Big Data and use of IBKR tools when making investment decisions, and provide some insights into how companies may be held accountable for following-through on their commitments to various ESG-related standards.

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Lesson: #1 ESG Investing: Course Overview

This lesson is an overview of what to expect from the ESG Investing introductory course.

Lesson: #2 ESG’s Origins

This lesson describes the inception and development of ESG investing.

Lesson: #3 Strategies for Analysis

This lesson offers some ESG Investing strategies to consider when conducting fundamental analysis.

Lesson: #4 Market Impacts

This lesson illustrates how various market sectors have been impacted amid growing attention to ESG, including forestry, energy, transportation, and healthcare.

Lesson: #5 Financial Products: Benefits & Risks

This lesson details certain types of ESG-focused financial products, including green bonds, social bonds, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Lesson: #6 Big Data & IBKR Tools

This lesson explores the role of Big Data in augmenting traditional fundamental analyses, as well as some of the tools offered by IBKR that support socially responsible investing.

Lesson: #7 ESG Accountability

This lesson explains how companies may be held accountable for certain deceptive business practices, including green washing, social washing, and pink washing.

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