Why study the Green and Sustainable 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 transition to a sustainable, low carbon world is estimated to require $6 trillion per year of investment - 80% of which will come from the private sector;
- The green bond market has grown to over $200 billion of annual issuance (2019).
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 and Sustainable Finance Certificate was launched by the Chartered Banker Institute as 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.