Sustainable, Green and Climate Finance
What you'll learn
- Understand the definitions of sustainable, green and climate finance
- Improve knowledge of the purpose and objectives of climate finance
- Understand the published taxonomies and some of the challenges associated with them
- Be able to explain the different options of using a blend of different tools to achieve the financing objectives
- There are not prerequisites for taking this course. You just need to understand the basic of finance in terms of loans, bonds and how the finance industry normally works with its customers when funding large projects.
This course is for all the students and workers in the world wherever you study and reside who are interested in understanding how finance is central to funding climate change projects. Without finance nothing will happen therefore we must all understand the finance available and how it will help us decarbonise the planet. When you complete this course you will have the tools and knowledge to better engage with your bankers or finance colleagues to fund your projects and be able to justify why you need the funding more than your other colleagues that are competing with you for the same funds. You will learn about the definitions of green and sustainable and climate finance. You will grasp the differences between the European Taxonomy and Chinese Green Bond Catalogue. You will also be able to explain the difference principles in place. The last part of the course will explain the gap in funding between current and future requirements. Once you have completed this course you will have sufficient knowledge of sustainable, green and climate finance to actively participate in your own journey on this important topic. The course finishes with some recent examples of bonds used to fund green projects. Although all sustainable finance has been affected by the recent turbulence in financial markets we must not let this deter us. More funding is required to combat climate change and we all have a responsibility to learn the climate finance fundamentals.
I hope you enjoy this training course and please feel free to send me any feedback for future iterations of this course.
NB This training course is an extract from the longer course "Climate Change for Professionals" which is also available for purchase on Udemy.
After we received feedback from the students asking to split that course into shorter and more manageable courses, we are happy to offer you a choice: you can either get the full course, or pick a shorter course with the topic that is more relevant to your learning objectives.
Who this course is for:
- This is a course for everyone because everyone will be affected in some way, big and small by financing decisions.
Duncan is a climate risk trainer and advisor with deep experience in risk management and control in the banking sector. He has recently specialised in climate risk management training and advising clients on TCFD and ESG data reporting, climate scenario analysis and climate risk management. He has also made commercial training films on risk management and climate change and trained numerous people on climate change from 'A' level/BAC students in Bordeaux, France through to Board members in banks across Europe. He also holds a certificate of Sustainability and Climate Risk from the Global Association of Risk Professionals which he gained in 2011. He has thirty eight years of work experience with half in banking and half in training and management consultancy. His banking experience is with three different firms: BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and HSBC, leading global non-financial risk teams across all major trading hubs, working mainly within the risk management departments as line manager and programme director on large scale transformation projects. His risk management consulting experience was gained with the following firms: Deloitte, Ernst and Young, where he was a partner in charge of Financial Risk services and IBM Consulting. He qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK with Touche Ross and qualified as a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He has a Law degree from the University of Hull.