READING MATERIALS

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Corporate Finance and ESG Reading Materials

A selection of academic reading materials for Corporate Finance and Sustainable Finance professionals

Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo - Corporate Finance (4th Edition) - Pearson


Chapter 3 - Financial Decision Making

Objective: Assess the relative merits of two-period projects using net present value...


Chapter 4 - The Time Value of Money

Objective: Draw a timeline illustrating a given set of cash flows...


Chapter 5 - Interest Rates

Objective: Define effective annual rate and annual percentage rate...


Chapter 7 - Investment Decision Rules

Objective: Define net present value, payback period, internal rate of return, profitability index, and incremental IRR...

Chapter 8 - Fundamentals of Capital Budgeting

Objective: Given a set of facts, identify relevant cash flows for a capital budgeting problem...

Chapter 10 - Capital Markets and the Pricing of Risk

Objective: Define a probability distribution, the mean, the variance, the standard deviation, and the volatility...

Chapter 11 - Optimal Portfolio Choice and the CAPM

Objective: Given a portfolio of stocks, including the holdings in each stock and the expected return in each stock, compute the following...

Chapter 12 - Estimating the Cost of Capital

Objective: Estimate a company's cost of capital using the CAPM equation for the Security Market Line...