ACC 452 Rapid Decarbonization: Challenges and Opportunities for Business

This course is aimed at bachelor students in business administration, economics and related disciplines. It provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that companies face in the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. This involves an introduction to the microeconomic theory of corporate decarbonisation efforts as well as the review of recent developments in practice. Particular topics covered in this course include:

  1. Carbon Emissions and Carbon Regulations
  2. Corporate Decarbonization Initiatives
  3. Competitive Analysis of Emerging Climate Technologies
  4. Bringing Low-carbon Products and Production Processes to Market
  5. Climate-tech Entrepreneurship and Project Finance

Learning outcomes:
Participants get acquainted with the main challenges and opportunities companies experi-ence on their way towards a net-zero carbon footprint. They learn both theoretical economic concepts central to this transition as well as recent practical developments and tools. They will also gain experience with analyzing case studies.

Form of assessment: Written exam

Credits: 3 ECTS

Lecturers: Gunther Glenk, Stefan Reichelstein

Registration: Please register on Portal2. The course is listed in the study planner.