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Dorothy A Paun
ESRM 321
Seattle Campus

Finance and Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective

Introduction to business concepts relating to finance, accounting, and international business in the context of environmental resource management. Offered: WS.

Class description

The professor, a former stockbroker, will discuss: 1) finance and accounting fundamentals; 2) corporate environmental and social responsibility performance; 3) stock markets and investing; 4) financial statement and sustainability report analyses; 5) "triple bottom line" sustainability assessment (financial, environmental, and social).

Student learning goals

See above.

General method of instruction

Lectures, financial exercises, and in class mentoring exercises.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. This is an introductory course about business from an environmental and social responsibility perspective. Both non-business and business majors may take this course.

Class assignments and grading

Assessing triple bottom line corporate sustainability performance(financial, environmental, and social responsibility performance).

Sustainability performance assignment, video case study feedback, and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Dorothy A Paun
Date: 12/11/2013