Green Finance Certificate

Overview

Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are our most significant global challenges. Achieving these requires the combined efforts of global bodies, national governments and the financial services sector, putting sustainability and stewardship at the heart of finance. To support the sector’s continued growth, finance professionals need to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and expertise of green finance principles and practice to help direct investments to support the transition to a low carbon world, address climate related risk, and explore green finance opportunities. The Green Finance Certificate™ was launched by the Chartered Banker Institute in 2018 as the first global, benchmark qualification for the growing Green Finance sector. 

The Certificate provides learners with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the evolving Green Finance sector, covering:

  • Scientific background to Green Finance – climate science and the transition to a low carbon world
  • Global, international and national responses to climate change
  • Climate-related financial risks, stranded assets and other environmental risks
  • Key Green Finance principles, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, TCFD, Green Bond Principles and Green Loan Principles
  • Importance of monitoring and verification
  • Green Finance products and services (banking, insurance and investment)
  • Green FinTech
  • Ethical dimensions of Green Finance and the Role of the Green Finance Professional

Key facts
  • Guided self-study supported by e-learning;
  • 130 hours of study time required;
  • Assessed via a 1-hour, 50-question objective test, delivered online with instant results;
  • The Certificate costs £565 per candidate, including all learning materials and the first sitting of your exam;
  • Designed as an RCF Level 4 (EQF Level 5 / SCQF Level 7) qualification.
  • In order to study the Green Finance Certificate™ you must become a member of the Institute. An annual subscription fee of £30.00 will be payable upon registration as part of the enrolment fees.
  • The examination will be available to sit from 1 October 2019. 
  • Interest-free credit available 

  • 12 months’ interest-free credit available through Omni Capital Retail Finance. 
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  • 10% deposit required 
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  • 12 equal monthly payments
Modules

The Certificate provides learners with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the evolving Green Finance sector, covering:

  • Scientific background to Green Finance – climate science and the transition to a low carbon world
  • Global, international and national responses to climate change
  • Climate-related financial risks, stranded assets and other environmental risks
  • Key Green Finance principles, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, TCFD, Green Bond Principles and Green Loan Principles
  • Importance of monitoring and verification
  • Green Finance products and services (banking, insurance and investment)
  • Green FinTech
  • Ethical dimensions of Green Finance and the Role of the Green Finance Professional
Am I Eligible?

The Certificate is aimed at financial services professionals globally who wish to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and expertise of Green Finance. Broad financial services sector coverage, including bankers, insurers, investment managers, central bankers and regulators, risk managers, analysts and consultants.

There are no entry requirements for the Green Finance Certificate™, and no prior knowledge of the Green Finance sector is assumed. 

Resources

Supported by Principles and Practice of Green Finance, the world’s first Green Finance Practitioner Guide, the Green Finance Certificate™ is delivered via an online study guide that breaks up learning into bite size units. The interactive e-learning modules include audio, video and short learning actives and each unit is followed by a short concept-check test or quiz to ensure understanding of the material.

Mobile Support - Green Finance Certificate™ learning materials are delivered via the Institute’s LMS, which enables learners to access them anywhere, anytime, using most computer, tablet and mobile devices.

Employer Support - Employers can track progress of individuals and cohorts through regular progress reports and learner analytics, enabling timely intervention when necessary.

Additional Support Options - A range of blended support options for employers (e.g. tuition, revision workshops) are available on request.