Junior Assistant Professor of Business Law University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Riccardo Ghetti is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, where he teaches Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation. He graduated with honours from the University of Bologna (2009) and holds an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from King’s College London (2009). He gained his Ph.D. in Company Law and Financial Markets Regulation from the University of Bologna (2014), during which he spent a research semester at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences Library (2012). He was Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford with an MCR Fellowship from Jesus College (2016-2017), a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel (2018) and a lecturer at the European Master’s in Law and Economics (2015-2018). Riccardo’s research interests within company law and financial market regulation focus on directors’ duties, the regulation of financial advice and sustainable corporate governance.


The course will allow students to gain a solid and robust understanding of how institutional investors finance and invest in the renewable energy sector: how to assess the key commercial, legal, macro-economic and technological risks, what tools to use to mitigate them, and how to measure return on investment. Students will solve a real life business case where they will learn how to use a financial model that forecasts on a 20+ year horizon the profit & loss, balance sheet, cash-flow statement of a renewable energy company.

Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)

In recent decades, sustainability practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have assumed primary importance for companies as well as for society in general. Although many companies have developed sustainability programs over the years, reducing carbon missions and the amount of waste by boosting operational efficiency on the other, we are seeing a mixture of sustainability tactics that do not increase sustainable strategies.

The purpose of this course is to start a debate about the role and functioning of modern societies when challenges, opportunities and possible solutions in the field of sustainability emerge. Specifically, the aim of the course is to investigate the links between CSR sustainability and the key role that digital technologies can play as a means of translating sustainability strategies into actual results.

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