Sustainable Finance Market – Products and Standards:
ESG Funds and Sustainable Bonds

This course will focus on the products currently available on the Sustainable Finance market with a specific emphasis on ESG funds and sustainable bonds (Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked) as flagship products. Participants will also explore the main principles, standards and taxonomies that exist in the market and study detailed and concrete examples of their application.

What you will learn
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the different Sustainable Finance products available on the market with special emphasis on ESG funds and sustainable bonds

  • Receive an introduction to the standards governing the sustainable bond market including different green taxonomies

  • In detail study of the processes - in addition to the normal bond issuance process - which issuers need to adhere to in order to issue a sustainable bond

Module 1 – ESG Funds

The module will explain how to integrate ESG factors and ESG risks in investment decisions, notably by explaining and illustrating the different strategies used by portfolio managers. Participants will also gain insights into how the integration of ESG factors and risks can impact a fund’s lifecycle - from manufacturing, impact measurement and reporting to distribution. Finally, participants will get a chance to debate the impacts of existing and upcoming ESG-related regulations on investment funds.

Module 2 – Sustainable Bonds Market

This module will take a deep dive into the definitions of Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked Bonds, and the main differentiators between each category of these sustainable bonds. Participants will receive insights on the latest state of the market and study concrete examples of these bonds and the projects that they finance.

Module 3 – Sustainable Bond Principles and Green Taxonomies

This module will outline the current principles and standards available in the market for sustainable bonds and the factors differentiating them. Participants will dive deeper into elements that make up green, social and sustainable investments according to different taxonomies available on the market. The course will introduce the different opportunities and constraints between the various approaches.

Upcoming courses
Webinars: 3 days - each day from 9 am to 11 am
 Next sessions: Coming soon!
 600 € (excl tax) per participant for 6 hours
Dates for our next sessions are in the works. Stay tuned for the upcoming dates!

A potential participant should have a general knowledge of the concept of Sustainable Finance, its development, and its requirements. A basic knowledge on different financial instruments and various relevant international standards would be a plus.

We highly recommend that participants complete Course 1: Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance beforehand.

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