Environment and the Private Sector
About This Class
This class examines how environmental laws and policies and public opinion interact with business and private sector behavior in adopting environmental friendly policies and pursuing business opportunities related to environmental markets. In particular, the class will examine business sustainability drivers and practice, and the emerging private markets in environmental and natural resource amenities. Particular attention will be paid to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Students will undertake a practical exercise in drafting environmental contracts, corporate financial disclosure statements, or corporate sustainability plans. This class satisfies the MELP Environmental Economics core requirement.