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Module Title Ethical Finance and Sustainability
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 25263
Module Lead Phillip John Cadle
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions As an optional module: MBA IB, MBA GBF and MBA S&PM
Contact Hours Lecture-0 hours
Seminar-0 hours
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Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-0 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-0 hours
Placement-0 hours
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Description This module deals with ethical issues drawn mainly from the investment and banking sectors of the financial services industry. Illustrative examples may include fraud, manipulation of markets, insider trading, high speed trading, fiduciary responsibilities, predatory lending and the securitisation of subprime mortgages. Social and corporate responsible investment and corporate sustainability will also be dealt with. Corruption in public sector projects may also be covered.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Discriminate and critically appraise commercial banks and investment institutions within the financial system.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive an advanced understanding of the governance and investment stewardship of banks.
  • Define, explain and apply the tools of responsible investment to firms and situations.
  • Define and critically appraise financial inclusion.
Assessment 25263-01 : Group Assignment : Coursework (50%)
25263-02 : Assignment : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 4000 word group assignment (40%);
2500 word individual assignment (60%).

Reassessment: One 2,500 word individual assignment (100%)
Other None
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