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Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Sustainable Finance

  • Leading institution: Fraunhofer Institute 

  • EC: 3

General Description

The course 'Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Sustainable Finance' explores the principles and methodologies for integrating multiple objectives in decision-making processes aligned with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles that are increasingly prevalent in finance. Throughout this course, doctoral candidates will delve into various techniques and concepts, including fuzzy set theory, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and preference modeling, to facilitate decision-making in the complex domain of sustainable finance. Candidates will learn to effectively incorporate ESG criteria into decision models, balancing competing objectives while considering the impact on environmental sustainability, social equity, and corporate governance. Additionally, the course will discuss real-world applications and case studies, enabling candidates to apply learned techniques to address contemporary challenges in sustainable finance. The course equips candidates with the knowledge and tools to make informed and ethically responsible decisions that contribute to long-term sustainability and societal well-being.

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