Ensimag Rubrique Formation 2022

Ethical Finance - WMMF9M23

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 18.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials -
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 2.0


This course will allow students to discover Ethical Finance.
the multiple crisis and the role of finance are presented from an historical point of view.The estimated future of finance will also be considered.
The role of the financial actors is underlined. The transitions (in particular the energy and agricultural ones) and the financial needs will be studdied. The firm social responsibility and its impacts on industrial firms decision process are analyzed. A real case of an investment decision in a textile industry in China will be studied.
Three themes are proposed to the students over the 2019-2020 academic year:
1- Build a multi-factor and multi stakeholders decision software allowing tradeoffs between return and ecological production.
2- Propose risk-return tradeoffs including ethics in a portfolio.
3- Propose a critical analysis of ethical funds.




1. Panorama of Ethical Finance
• The 1929 crisis
• Banking drifts
• The facets of a possible crash
2. Presentation of team works
3- Finance for transitions
4- Multicriteria and Multistakeholders theory : the firms' social responsibility case
5- An integrated model: Return-Risk-Ethics

6. Oral Presentations


There isn't any prerequisite.


A continuous assessment over 20 points including the participation to the course, a written report and an oral presentation.


CC = contrôle continu noté sur 20 points
Pas de rattrapge


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Financial Engineering - Semester 9
  • Curriculum - Financial Engineering - Semester 9
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : WMMF9M23
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


Dupré, D. et Griffon, M. et (2008), “La planète, ses crises et nous ” Atlantica.
Grandjean, A. et Martini, M. (2016), Financer la transition énergétique : carbone, climat et argent, Éditions de l'Atelier.
https://sites.google.com/site/financeresponsable/ : mon site internet « crises et éthique de l’action ».