Why study the Green Finance Certificate?
Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are our most significant global challenges. Achieving these requires the combined efforts of global bodies, national governments and the financial services sector, putting sustainability and stewardship at the heart of finance.
- The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2020, $5.7 trillion will need to be invested annually in green infrastructure, much of which will be in today’s developing world;
- The green bond market has grown to over $100 billion of annual issuance, now including sovereign bonds.
To support the sector’s continued growth, finance professionals need to develop and demonstrate the specific knowledge and expertise needed to help direct investments to support the transition to a low carbon world, address climate-related risk, and explore green finance opportunities.
The Green Finance Certificate has been launched by the Chartered Banker Institute as the first global, benchmark qualification for the green finance sector.