Banks and Bankers Can Save the World! The Principles and Practice of Green & Sustainable Finance in 2024

  • 15 February 2024
  • Webinar
Event Details

DIFC Academy in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute and the UN Principles of Responsible Banking Academy proudly presents you "Banks and Bankers Can Save the World! The Principles and Practice of Green & Sustainable Finance in 2024"

Following the successful COP 28 climate summit hosted in Dubai in December, green and sustainable finance is a priority for financial institutions in the UAE and surrounding region.  The DIFC itself launched the Sustainable Finance Catalyst, with a commitment to deploy $100bn of sustainable finance by 2030 and to train 1 million sustainability leaders by the same date.  The DIFC Academy are supporting this ambitious initiative with a suite of COP 28 legacy training to upskill finance professionals in green and sustainable finance, in partnership with knowledge leaders in the field including the Chartered Banker Institute. 

This first event is a chance to find out more about the fundamentals of green and sustainable finance, what to expect in the year ahead and how the DIFC Academy and Chartered Banker Institute can support you and your colleagues with your professional learning.  


Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Chartered Banker Institute | Chief Executive


Simon Thompson was appointed Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute in 2007 after working for a number of international professional bodies and standard-setters.  He is a Fellow of the Institute and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

Simon is the author of Green & Sustainable Finance: Principles and Practice, published by Kogan Page (  He chairs the UK’s Sustainable Finance Education Charter on behalf of the Department for Net Zero and Energy Security and is a Board member of the UK’s Financial Services Skills Commission (FSSC). Simon is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network. 

Simon was awarded Honorary Doctorates by Bangor University (2022) and BPP University (2015) for his contribution to banking, business and education.






Date & Time

Thursday 15th February

9:00 - 11:00 (GST)

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