Executive Education

Executive Certificate in ESG & Sustainability in Finance

ZISHI, Online
12 weeks
12 weeks
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Course description

Delivered in collaboration between ZISHI and the University of Bath School of Management

Providing the unique opportunity to enable executives and aspiring professionals to build a comprehensive practical understanding of the principal economic, financial and regulatory implications of ESG and sustainability.

Exclusively online over 12 weeks, this distance learning course works around your other commitments and equips you with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate the rapidly evolving ESG landscape, including climate change, social and governance risk factors.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The online programme equips students with a comprehensive and practical understanding across the dimensions of ESG and sustainability in finance. As such it is the perfect programme for:

  • Equity analysts
  • Portfolio managers
  • Fixed income product structurers
  • Risk managers
  • Commercial & investment banking professionals
  • HNW investors
  • Corporate treasurers
  • Relationship managers
  • Insurance brokers & underwriters
  • Legal counsel
  • Corporate finance professionals

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Earn an Executive Certificate issued by the University of Bath School of Management, enhancing your credentials and expertise in the field.

  • Appreciate the scope of ESG risk factors in finance and assimilate the economic and financial impact of sustainability transitioning over different timeframes
  • Identify the principal international ESG initiatives and global standards, including reporting, and understand the key role of finance in delivering a sustainable future
  • Identify the principal ESG financial instruments including green and sustainability-linked bonds and loans
  • Recognise the nature of localised environmental hazards and financial implications
  • Understand the risks and opportunities emanating from global warming and climate change
  • Appreciate the financial ramifications of high-level global climate change action
  • Recognise the key tenets of good governance and the consequences of poor policies and practice
  • Appreciate the inter-relationships amongst ESG factors and risk management implications and identify the principal social risk factors important in finance
  • Assimilate forward-looking themes in sustainability and their implications for real and financial economies

Training Course Content

  • Chapter 1 – ESG & Sustainability Fundamentals & International Standards
  • Chapter 2 – Localised & National Environmental Risk Factors & New Economic Models
  • Chapter 3 – Economic Consequences of Global Warming & Climate Change
  • Chapter 4 – Social Risk Factors & Governance Best Practices
  • Chapter 5 – ESG-Related Financial Instruments & New Financial Models
  • Chapter 6 – Inter-Relationships Among ESG Risk Factors

Course delivery details

Delivered 100% online, the course is broken down into chapters released every three weeks, allowing you to manage your studies around work and personal commitments. Course materials and learning activities are accessed via our LMS (Learning Management System):

  • Study and download the course instructional materials
  • Network with fellow students via the online forum and take part in group discussions
  • Access interactive content, including video tutorials and case-studies
  • Post questions and interact with your expert course director
  • Complete your end of chapter assessments and receive instant feedback

Study on the go: the course is accessed via our responsive online Learning Management System (LMS). Here you can access and download all lessons and materials from any device with an internet connection.

Groups & Customised Training

ZISHI are global leaders in the creation of customized in-company training programmes. If you have a group or team who would benefit from this course - whether via distance learning, classroom or blended delivery - we can run a cohort exclusively for you.

More importantly we can customise the course content to focus on your specific needs. We can also create programmes from scratch that are university accredited so all your learners get the benefit of unique qualification from a leading UK university.

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