Short-Term Program
  • Summer Program

Program Date
July 18 - July 29, 2022

Time: 14:20 to 17:20 – 17:30 to 20:10 (Taiwan Standard Time, GMT+8)

ESG Investing (2 Credits)
Instructor: Professor Leon van Jaarsveldt

By 2020, over 200 institutions, accounting for over $45 trillion in investment funds, have adopted ESG investing principles. Adoption is driven in part by Sustainable Development Goals, international institutions such as the Paris Accord, government regulation, social pressure, and an inherent desire by companies to generate shared value.

This intensive course explores the key issues and policies that drive ESG Investing. Through a combination of cases, guest speakers and lectures, students will be introduced to the key concepts underlying ESG, environmental sustainability, strategic governance, and social responsibility. We also look at the key measurement systems for ESG compliance and investment decision-making.

Course Objectives:
Upon completing this course, students will have a better understanding of:

1. Concepts related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) as investment factors.
2. The leading roles corporations can (and which many are) taking to lead on ESG compliance.
3. The role of Government, institutions, and rating agencies.
4. The key measurement systems and criteria applied to measure ESG Compliance.
5. And how this affects companies’ bottom line and sustainable market performance.


Creative Industries: Global and Local Perspectives
Speaker: Professor Chen-Yu Lin

Creative Labour in the Face of COVID-19

Speaker: Professor Chen-Yu Lin

Social Media and Transformative Diplomacy
Speaker: Chia-You Kuo, president of Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association



Students will take a total of two credits during the summer program. 

* Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an academic transcript. If you wish to have your credits approved, please consult with your home institution in advance.
* 1 NTU credit is equivalent to 2 ECTS (For Reference Only)