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ESG Foundation Universal course

ABOUT THE COURSE
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The course aims to equip employees of financial intermediaries with a robust understanding of ESG in alignment with the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda, and the Net-Zero Banking Alliance. It explores viewpoints in risk management, credit, internal audit, compliance, human resources, IT, marketing, and other units. The online training comprises 10 lessons, providing a thorough examination of sustainability in the financial intermediary sector. 

  • Introduction and transaction scenarios
    Starting with fundamental concepts, participants progress through topics such as ESG taxonomy, greenwashing, and sustainable transition scenarios endorsed by the Network for Greening the Financial System. 
     

  • Climate change and climate risk
    A significant focus is on climate risks, equipping participants with tools for risk identification and measurement using climate scenario systems and risk estimation models. Covering a spectrum of risks—from market and liquidity to credit, operational, and reputational—the course bridges theory and practical implications.
     

  • Climate risk and credit
    This chapter elaborates on credit policies, practical implications of climate risks, and the integration of ESG components into credit assessments. Navigating four ESG awareness phases, the course emphasizes the regulatory role in shaping financial institution advisory services from an ESG perspective.
     

  • The role of financial intermediaries
    Upon completion, participants understand the multifaceted role of financial intermediaries in revolutionizing ESG financial products. Participants grasp investment product types, ESG rating criteria, and nuances of debt and bond markets under the ESG theme. 

 

TIME
TARGET AUDIENCE
PREREQUISITES

Approximately 60 minutes.

Anyone working for a financial intermediary.

None

ASSESSMENT

A formal assessment consisting of 10 questions with a passing grade of 80% forms part of this course.

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion, participants will earn a certificate.

LANGUAGE

English

DURATION IN HOURS
(SAQ credits)

1h

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