Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance

Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are our most significant global challenges. In order to tackle this collective challenge, finance professionals globally need to develop their knowledge of green and sustainable Finance.

This global, benchmark qualification will help individuals to develop their understanding of, and apply, green and sustainable finance principles and practice in their roles and within their institutions.  

Available Subsidies

If you are a Singapore Resident or Permanent Resident, you will be eligible for a course fee subsidy of 90% of GBP 565.  I.E. You will be reimbursed GBP 508.50. This is applied to courses that commence up to 31 December 2021, and are completed no later than 31 March 2022. 

If you enrol prior to 31 June 2021 and complete no later than 30 September 2021, you will also be eligible for:

  • An additional  5% IBF Credit.  I.E. The total subsidy you receive, will be GBP 536.75 (95% of the course fee GBP 565).

To apply for the course under the IBF-STS subsidy programme, when you complete the application form you MUST:

  • Enter your name as stated on your NRIC.
  • Provide your NRIC number – please enter this in the Staff number field, which is in section 3 About Your Employer. You must put the letters NRIC before the number e.g. NRICS1234567A.  Please also add the word Citizen (if you are a Singapore Citizen) or Resident (if you are a Permanent Resident).  e.g. NRICS1234567A Citizen or NRICS1234567A Resident.

To be eligible for the subsidy, you must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident and physically based in Singapore.  If you are eligible, you will be reimbursed directly by the IBF on completion of the programme. 

*Please note this may take approximately three months.

You must link your NRIC to your PayNow bank account to facilitate disbursement by IBF.

In order to study the Certificate you must become a member of the Institute. An annual subscription fee of GBP 30.00 will be payable upon registration as part of the enrolment fees.  This membership fee is not eligible for IBF subsidies.  The IBF subsidies only apply to the GBP 565 course fee.

IBF Certification

IBF Certification is an industry endorsed mark of quality for finance professionals in Singapore. Individuals who successfully complete an eligible IBF-Standards Training Scheme ("IBF-STS") accredited training and assessment programme and meet the relevant criteria may apply for IBF Certification.

This course addresses the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and proficiency level:

Skills Category: E. Investment and Financial Management

Skills and Competencies:  E15 Environment and Social Governance

Proficiency: Level 3

Participants are encouraged to access the IBF MySkills Portfolio to track their training progress and skills acquisition against the Skills Framework for Financial Services. You can apply for IBF Certification after fulfilling the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role. Find out more about IBF certification and the application process here.

Watch this video on IBF certification. 


If you are a financial organisation wishing to submit a list of individuals for enrolment, please email [email protected].  The team will provide you with an enrolment document for you to supply employee details.