Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance

This course will introduce participants to the concepts at the heart of Sustainable Finance, its historical origin and rapid development. Within each of the course’s three modules, participants will study the importance of incorporating sustainability requirements into the current financial system and challenges involved in doing so.

What you will learn
  • Understand the most important concepts at the core of Sustainable Finance and acquire an overview of key definitions from the world of Sustainable Finance

  • Receive an introduction to the wider world of Sustainable Finance and understand current approaches being used to integrate it into mainstream financial decision making

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the EU status in terms of legislation and the future and opportunities of Sustainable Finance in the EU

Module 1 – Introduction to Sustainable Finance

This module will explain the historical development of sustainability since the emergence of the concept of CSR. During the module, participants will discover the role of global warming as a driver for climate change and learn how climate risks might affect business.

The module will also highlight the financial investment needed to tackle these factors and the role of private capital in bridging the current investment gap. Finally, participants will be introduced to several terms in the field of sustainability including ESG, SDG and transition, and to the main sector’s market players.

Module 2 – The wider world of Sustainable Finance

This module will introduce the different developments being seen in the world of Sustainable Finance along with the relationship between ESG performance and financial return. During this module, participants will also be introduced to the concept of environmental systemic risk and gain a deeper understanding of current approaches being used in an attempt to integrate these risks into financial decision-making.

Module 3 – Legislative Development on EU level and the Future of Sustainable Finance

This module will detail the latest legislative developments taking place at an EU level including the EU 2050 targets, the EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance and its taxonomy. Participants will learn about where the Sustainable Finance ecosystem is heading in the months and years to come, and identify where the opportunities and challenges will lie.

Upcoming courses
Webinars: 3 days - 2h session each day: from 9h to 11h
Next sessions: 2, 4 & 5 February
600 € (excl tax) per participant for 6 hours

No prerequisites attached to this course, as this is the introductory course in Sustainable Finance.

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