Corporations, Investors, and ESG

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 18/18
Credits: 3

Course Description

Major investors, including large mutual funds, increasingly incorporate the consideration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors into their investment and proxy voting decisions. As a result debates over social responsibility, gender diversity on boards, sustainability, and corporate purpose have moved to the forefront of corporate law. This seminar will engage with scholarship—as well as practitioner materials—addressing these developments and consider how companies are responding to these developments.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write response papers reflecting on the readings (deadlines to be announced), and come prepared for discussion. The response papers will be submitted directly to the instructor, not via EXPO.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Corporations (6103) OR Corporations (Law & Business) (6109)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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