Can you see a future in green finance?

Climate related risks and the deterioration of the world’s natural capital assets are the most significant issues of our time. As the international community begins to take action against global warming, rising sea levels, pollution and biodiversity a significant transformation is beginning in the global economy, putting sustainability and stewardship at the heart of finance.

A shift towards cleaner, resilient growth

Although the climate crisis presents an urgent challenge for humanity, it also opens up enormous opportunities. With the pandemic reshaping the world’s financial systems, and companies placing sustainability at the heart of their investment and business strategies, investments in climate-friendly strategies have proven to have the potential to boost long term growth.

According to the International Finance Corporation, the transition to a low-carbon economy has already created a $1 trillion annual global market in renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, green buildings, and carbon efficient transportation. Therefore, business leaders who embrace the benefits of promoting a green economic transformation will create value by fulfilling the long-term needs of an environmentally sustainable economy.

Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Online short course covering the essential knowledge and jargon busting needed to advise clients on sustainable and responsible investments. All professionals will need this information and now you can achieve it without having to sit a full exam. Undertake six hours of learning, study at your own pace and on any device, then sit an online test. Achieve a certificate from a Chartered body demonstrating your competence to existing and future employers and your clients.

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Responsible Finance Access

We offer all our members access to a multitude of learning resources to ensure they can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main elements of responsible finance.
It is also an option for firms to purchase Professional Refresher e-learning modules. Contact us to find out more.

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Investing

Impact Investing

Featured Whitepaper: Scalable and sustainable funding source for social infrastructure

Deloitte Islamic Finance Insights Series

The industry whitepaper published by Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center (IFKC) in the Middle East, is produced in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), UK. The analysis, views and policy recommendations have been contributed by prominent industry thought leaders: Stella Cox, CBE, Tallat Hussain, Nyra Mahmood, Peter Casey, George Littlejohn and Dr Osman Ahmed.
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Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate

Resulting in our membership in the Chartered Body Alliance, we have come together with the Chartered Banker Institute to support the transition to a low carbon world, address climate-related risk, and explore green finance opportunities.

Benefit from CISI & CBI membership

Be associated with two globally recognised Chartered professional bodies

Globally-recognised qualification

Significant transition towards a low carbon economy

Available to all 

No entry requirements and no prior knowledge of Green Finance needed

The Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate, launched by the Chartered Banker Institute is the first global, benchmark qualification for the green finance sector. It has been updated for 2020 to encompass broader aspects of sustainability, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Climate Risk Certificate NEW

We are delighted to announce that the Chartered Body Alliance has launched a new Certificate in Climate Risk. Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are amongst our most significant global challenges. Central banks, financial regulators, financial institutions and many finance professionals consider the identification, measurement and disclosure of these to be strategic priorities. Recognising the strategic importance of this topic, the Chartered Body Alliance have developed their first joint qualification, the Certificate in Climate Risk, to develop the capacity and capabilities of finance and risk professionals globally in this key area.

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How can you get access to these benefits?

When you become a CISI member you will gain access to all these benefits for free. You will be joining over 45,000 members already taking advantage of the benefits of membership. CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism in the financial services industry. Whatever stage of your career you are at, CISI membership highlights to colleagues, clients and the wider industry a commitment to professionalism and the highest standards of knowledge, skills and behaviour. Through the various grades of membership you can gain designatory letters. These, added to your CV, business cards or LinkedIn profile, indicate your knowledge of, and experience within, the financial services industry. You can also strive to become personally Chartered and achieve the pinnacle of professionalism. Chartered members of a Chartered body are highly regarded and qualified professionals, and are considered experts in their fields.

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