Sustainable finance education can support the Paris Climate Goals

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference starting in Katowice this week, ways to use regulations for financial institutions and other businesses to support the transition to a climate-friendly and sustainable economy, will be amongst the most discussed issues. For the financial markets it will be essential to find ways to price and minimise the risk of climate change.

“New rules and procedures inspired by the recommendations of the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth will affect businesses. They want to understand the upcoming rules on transparency not only to comply with them but more importantly to be more informed and perhaps adjust their business models”, says Professor Dr Ulf Moslener, Professor for Sustainable Energy Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Frankfurt School is launching a new interactive e-learning course in March 2019, the Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance, to provide financial professionals with further education in the field. Participants can apply as of now. In the course developed by the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, participants will learn to understand the major drivers and constraints of transforming the financial system to a more sustainable one. It will familiarise participants with the business, regulatory and technical perspective of sustainable finance. The course will enable financial professionals to integrate Sustainable Finance related aspects into their work and provide new tools for advising their clients and business partners. Real life business cases round up the course and provide best practices and lessons learned.

The e-Learning course units are complemented by optional classroom training days at Frankfurt School in Frankfurt, Germany. These days provide the opportunity for participants and trainers to meet in real-life for discussions and deep-dives into current trends as well as tailored training sessions.

The development of the course was supported by EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s biggest public-private network for accelerating the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the Climate-KIC supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change and improves the competitive advantage of the European Union in that area.

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