F&ES 680a / 2019-2020

Ecosystem Finance (Semester-2 October 21-December 4)

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2019: M,W, 4:30-5:50, Marsh Rotunda

Understanding the tools used in financial analysis is an important component of successful investment in the emerging field of ecosystem services. This course will provide students with a basic suite of financial tools used in the acquisition and management of ecosystem investments. It will include an overview of traditional financial analysis metrics as well as an exposure to the established and emerging markets and financing schemes in the field of ecosystem investments. Concepts will be reinforced through spreadsheet-based exercises, case studies and guest speakers. Each week, one class session will be devoted to concepts and the second session will be devoted to applying these concepts by analyzing a real-world deal, case-study or investment strategy often presented by a guest speaker who is a
professional in the field.

Students must take both F&ES 680 & 684 to count toward any Specialization elective or MF Economics Bin.
Prerequisites for F&ES 680:
F&ES 578: PSC: Financial Concepts for Environmental Managers

F&ES 680 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 953: Business and the Environment Consulting Clinic

Limited to Forty