ACC 923 Corporate Sustainability and Decarbonization

This seminar is aimed at doctoral students at GESS. The seminar hosts speakers from academia and industry to discuss latest advances and challenges that companies face in the transition towards more sustainable business practices and net carbon emissions of zero. Topics covered include the economics and management of sustainability activities and emission abatement strategies across all sectors of the economy.

Course participants need to attend the seminar talks and the internal sessions. In the internal sessions, students are asked to present a paper and/or take the role of a discussant. Readings may additionally include recent theory or empirical papers.

Learning outcomes: The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to current research paradigms on the covered topics and to identify promising avenues for future research. Moreover, students receive a training on how to present and evaluate papers in seminars and conferences.

Form of assessment:  Participation (20%), Paper presentations and discussions (80%)

Credits: 3 ECTS

Lecturers: Amadeus Bach, Gunther Glenk, Stefan Reichelstein