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INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN FINANCE EDUCATION FOR TACKLING NEW CHALLENGES AFTER COVID-19

At a time characterised by the uncertainty caused by the health crisis of the Covid-19, it is necessary to promote a financial system oriented towards long-term sustainable investment that integrates the Objectives of the 2030 Agenda.

In this context, the University has a relevant position within society, because it can contribute to generate and transmit knowledge. Within this sphere of influence, the University must continue advancing in the internalization and projection of social innovation solutions, providing tools for present and future generations to be able to address the new global challenges of the financial system after Covid-19.

Considering these premises, the objective of this study is to promote the integration of sustainability in the accounting and finance field to train professionals who are capable of incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in their decision-making process in crisis environments, such as the generated by Covid-19. This objective will be addressed through the design of innovative learning activities in higher education, that allows the integration of SDGs in the curricula of subjects associated with finance and accounting fields, to face the new challenges after Covid-19, offering tools to identify the main impacts of sustainability, within the framework of sustainable finance.

This paper helps increase student motivation by showing them the business social reality and providing them essential knowledge and tools for their professional future in crisis environments.