With banks increasingly pressured to demonstrate that they are steering their capital to a just, low-carbon economy, how can one make sense of the different types of sustainable/ESG products, key characteristics, best practices, biases and client perception?
This course will offer insight into the role of finance and banking more specifically in creating a more sustainable and resilient global economy, while mitigating the risks that sustainability megatrends pose to their clients and banks themselves. The course will cover the trends affecting the current financial system and investigate the strategic business implications of these social and environmental challenges. More specifically, on the second day, the course introduces ‘net zero’, and how banks are leading the way by transforming themselves by helping their clients deliver to net zero. In other words, it will also look at how sustainable and green banking can unlock growing commercial opportunities and strategically drive long-term business returns.
Key topics covered in the course will include:
- ESG, and how is it related to the sustainable banking landscape
- Growth drivers of sustainable banking
- Sustainable banking and how it relates to clients who are business owners
- Sustainable banking’s influence on client relationship and risk management
- The science of a low-carbon economy
- Market and consumer trends regarding green finance
- The role banks, especially private banking division, can play in delivering to their net zero commitments
- The different ways an investment portfolio and other financial products can contribute to a low-carbon economy
- Strengths and weaknesses of these approaches in terms of client perception and regulation
- The relation between climate risk/impact and financial performance