The Sustainable Finance Education Charter (SFEC) is a world first. From its launch in 2020 as the Green Finance Education Charter, the Charter is designed to build the capacity and capability of the green and sustainable finance sector in the UK and internationally.
The change of name took place in 2023 to emphasis the extension of the Charter’s focus to support finance professionals develop skills and knowledge beyond climate and green finance and to consider the wider aspects of sustainability in terms of the positive impact finance can play in identifying and supporting nature-based solutions and in responsibly addressing wider social issues, such as welfare, diversity and inclusion.
The SFEC currently comprises 14 professional bodies, representing around 1 million finance professionals. Individually and collectively SFEC member bodies play critical roles in setting and embedding professional, technical and market standards and norms in UK and global finance.
"Professional bodies, and other similar institutions can play key roles in developing the capability and capacity of the banking, finance and professional services sectors to mainstream green and sustainable finance and I am proud to Chair SFEC on behalf of the 14 leading professional bodies." Simon Thompson, CEO of the Chartered Banker Institute, and current SFEC Chair.
To learn more about the Sustainable Finance Education Charter please visit here.
GFEC produces an annual report on progress against its Charter, as well as other publications, such as commissioned research and consultation responses.