Principles of Sustainable finance

Foiz Ahmed
Last Update March 29, 2024
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About This Course

Sustainable finance is an increasingly important aspect of global finance, focusing on investments that generate positive social, environmental, and economic impacts while also delivering financial returns. This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable finance principles, practices, and strategies to address pressing environmental and social challenges.

Throughout this course, participants will explore the evolving landscape of sustainable finance, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, impact investing, and sustainable development goals (SDGs). They will examine the integration of sustainability factors into investment decision-making processes and the measurement of sustainable outcomes. Additionally, participants will learn about innovative financial instruments and frameworks designed to support sustainable development initiatives.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Sustainable Finance: Understanding the concept of sustainable finance and its significance in addressing global challenges.
  2. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors: Exploring the role of ESG factors in investment analysis and decision-making.
  3. Impact Investing: Understanding impact investing principles, approaches, and strategies for generating positive social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns.
  4. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Examining the United Nations’ SDGs and their relevance to sustainable finance initiatives.
  5. Integrating Sustainability into Investment Processes: Incorporating sustainability considerations into investment selection, portfolio construction, and risk management.
  6. ESG Data and Metrics: Evaluating ESG data sources, metrics, and reporting frameworks for assessing sustainability performance.
  7. Sustainable Finance Instruments: Exploring innovative financial instruments such as green bonds, social bonds, and sustainability-linked loans.
  8. Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Understanding corporate sustainability reporting standards and frameworks, including GRI and SASB.
  9. Climate Finance: Addressing the role of finance in mitigating climate change, including carbon pricing, climate-related risk management, and green investments.
  10. Ethical and Legal Considerations: Examining ethical and legal considerations in sustainable finance, including fiduciary duties, transparency, and stakeholder engagement.

Teaching Methodology: This course employs a blend of lectures, case studies, group discussions, and interactive activities to facilitate learning and engagement. Real-world examples and case studies will be used to illustrate concepts and explore best practices in sustainable finance. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and peers, gaining insights into practical applications and challenges in the field.

Learning Objectives

Gain a comprehensive understanding of sustainable finance principles, practices, and strategies.
Learn how to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making processes and assess sustainability risks and opportunities.
Understand the concept of impact investing and how to measure and manage the social and environmental impact of investments.
Be familiar with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to sustainable finance initiatives.
Acquire knowledge of innovative financial instruments and frameworks designed to support sustainable development goals.
Develop the skills to evaluate ESG data sources, metrics, and reporting frameworks for assessing sustainability performance.
Explore ethical and legal considerations in sustainable finance, including fiduciary duties, transparency, and stakeholder engagement.

Requirements

  • There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, participants with a basic understanding of finance and sustainability concepts may benefit from the material covered.

Target Audience

  • This course is suitable for finance professionals, investment analysts, asset managers, sustainability professionals, corporate executives, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding and integrating sustainability into financial decision-making processes.

Curriculum

3h 18m

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