Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance
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  • Programme Outline
  • Participant Profile
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  • Overview


    Next Intake – 1 Sep 2024 to 28 Feb 2025

    There will be a 2-hour online final exam that will be held in March 2025


    Frankfurt School e-Campus

    • Fully online course
    • Content delivered by leaders and experts in Sustainable Finance
    • Equips you with the knowledge to advance UN SDGs
    • Accessible anywhere, anytime with just an internet connection
    • Internationally recognised certificate

    The global economy has grown rapidly in the last 200 years but this achievement has come at the cost of climate change and environmental damage. With increased environmental awareness among nations and people, a global strive towards sustainable development is now growing. You may ask yourself what does this have to do with finance? Making the necessary change, transformation of our economies and societies require commitments, innovations and, last but not least, finance and investments.

    Sustainable Finance can help steer the global economy towards sustainability and accelerate the necessary change. The financial sector has an important role in deciding where capital flows and by implication where it does not flow to. In this programme, you will learn about creating impact, managing sustainability risks, and benefiting from sustainable business opportunities. It will familiarise participants with the business, regulatory and technical perspectives of sustainable finance and will acquaint them to take an active part in the discussion around the topic. The programme aims to enable financial professionals to integrate Sustainable Finance related aspects into their work through new knowledge and tools for advising their clients and business partners.

    The programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of sustainability, no prior knowledge of Sustainable Finance or Finance is required.

    Early Bird Fee


    7,700 /


    2,300 /



    By 15 Jul 2024

    Regular Fee


    8,800 /


    2,600 /



    After 15 Jul 2024

    *Fee shown is per participant and subject to 8% Service Tax. An additional final exam fee will be charged by the Frankfurt School for the second and third final exam attempt.
    In line with the HRD Corp employer guideline (How to Apply for Grants), employers are required to apply for the grant at least one (1) day before training commences.

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  • Training Methodology

    • An interactive e-learning programme including video lectures, PDF scripts, examples, practical exercises, online tests and case studies
    • A discussion forum for course related issues as well as for exchange of opinions and experiences with tutors, peers or the FSDF e-Campus team
    • Personalised support from the Frankfurt School e-Campus team.
    • The possibility to achieve an internationally recognised Frankfurt School certificate after passing the 2-hour online final exam or a confirmation of course completion after completing the course
    • An international network of institutions hosting the final exam all over the world
    • This online course can be complemented with a classroom component. It can be held at the Asian Banking School but only if there are sufficient numbers and with additional programme fees. This is voluntary and not a requirement to get certified by the Frankfurt School
    • The syllabus given in the programme structure section is the latest version updated in June 2022 and is applicable only for participants of the September 2022 intake onwards

  • Programme Outline
    The programme takes approximately 6 months assuming 5-8 hours of self-study per week. It consists of 10 mandatory units, which build upon each other.

    UNIT 1 : The World of Sustainability
    This first unit sets the scene and introduces participants to the world of sustainability by explaining the key factors that underpin the science of climate change and global warming, including climate diplomacy. It also provides an overview of the different rationales for why integrating sustainability considerations into to financial market is important and discusses the role of the financial system in the transformation to a low-carbon and more sustainable economy.

    UNIT 2 : Towards a Sustainable Financial System
    The institutional setup is important for mainstreaming sustainability in the financial system. In Unit 2, participants are introduced to the role of the financial system, involved stakeholders, and their interplay, especially in the context of driving the transition towards a sustainable financial system. The specific roles of the different financial actors are explained, accompanied by practical exercises in an interactive learning environment.

    UNIT 3 : The Role of Regulation and Policy
    Unit 3 demonstrates and explains through detailed examples of the role and rationale of regulation and policy in sustainable finance. There is also a “deep dive”, a closer look, at the EU sustainable finance regulatory and policy landscape provided in this unit.

    UNIT 4 : Sustainable Finance in the Financial Institution’s Strategy
    The unit introduces the strategic implications of mainstreaming sustainable finance within institutions, continuing the structure introduced in previous units of looking at risk and impact management as well as the resulting opportunities from a strategic point of view.

    UNIT 5 : Sustainability Risks and Impact Through Financing
    Unit 5 discusses how to implement and manage sustainability risks and create impact through financing for financial actors. It will deepen the participants’ knowledge of the risk and impact perspectives. An overview of (main) sustainable finance risks that financial actors are facing will be provided, together with steps to be taken to identify, measure and mitigate them. Moreover, the importance of impact measurement and its methodological concepts are introduced in the unit.

    UNIT 6 : Sustainable Finance Opportunities (Products)
    Unit 6 provides an overview of sustainable finance related opportunities. It focuses on debt and equity-related sustainable products, especially green bonds, and is complemented by a section on additional services.

    UNIT 7 : Banking
    This unit provides an overview of the market environment, potential, development, and criticism for wholesale and investment, retail, and corporate banking products and services.

    UNIT 8 : Institutional Investors
    Unit 8 provides an overview of the institutional investors, their mandates as well as implementation methods. Furthermore, the unit discusses the role and construction of benchmarks.

    UNIT 9 : Insurance
    The role of insurance in mitigation of sustainability is discussed in unit 9. Participants will learn what role insurance plays within the wider financial system and build an understanding on how climate-related financial risks are impacting the finance sector.

    UNIT 10 : Recap and Outlook
    The course concludes with a re-cap of the learning materials from unit 1 to unit 9, while also making an outlook of ongoing and upcoming developments in the sustainable finance sector.

  • Participant Profile
    Finance experts and professionals, including retail bankers, financial advisors, asset managers, risk managers etc. and all other financial industry professionals interested in the topic of sustainable finance.

  • Lecturers

    Karsten Löffler

    Karsten Löffler heads the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. He used to represent the GSFCG in the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, where he actively shaped the EU Taxonomy applying his extensive experience in renewable energy finance. In October 2020 he became a member of the Commission’s newly established Platform on Sustainable Finance. Furthermore, Karsten had the honour to chair the Sustainable Finance Committee of the Federal Government. One of the tasks was to develop recommendations for a Sustainable Finance strategy for Germany.

    Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

    Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener is professor for Sustainable Energy Finance at the faculty of Frankfurt School. As Head of Research at the Centre, his current fields of research are the economics of climate change, financing sustainable energy systems and climate finance. He is a board member of the newly founded Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany, which support the process of transformation to a green and sustainable economy through innovative and scalable support from the financial industry. Dr. Moslener holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. After working at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, he joined KfW Development Bank in Frankfurt.

    Sebastian Rink

    Sebastian Rink is a green and sustainable finance expert and researcher at the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre. He is, among other topics, analysing the question how banks can facilitate the transformation of SMEs’ business models. Additionally, Sebastian is an associate in the Net Zero Banking Alliance Germany by the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany. His prior work includes co-developing the EU Taxonomy, policy advisory, advisory in the private financial sector, transaction management, and provision of training and education.

    Further Course Trainers & Experts

    Dr. Christine Grüning, Senior Project Manager, FS-UNEP Centre

    Dr. Alexander Lehmann, Head of the Sustainable World Academy at Frankfurt School.

    Malin Emmerich, Project Manager, FS-UNEP Centre

    Menglu Neupert-Zhuang, Sustainable Finance Expert & Project Manager

    Christina Anselm, Project Coordinator, FS-UNEP Centre

    Youri Matheis, FS-UNEP Centre

    Dr. Anne Michaels, Luiza Linton, and Urata Biqkaj-Müller, Magnolia Consulting GmbH

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