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Module Title: Green & Sustainable Finance

Module Director: Professor John Ashton

Available Routes

Elective Module: All Routes

Module Overview

The module considers emergent and developing fields of green finance and methods of enhancing sustainable practice in finance.

The module reflects the growing importance of adapting methods and the practice of finance and banking to the changing realities of climate change and growing concerns as to the sustainability of finance.

On successful completion of the module, the Certificate in Green & Sustainable Finance offered by the Chartered Banker Institute can be claimed by the participant.

Aims & Objectives

The module will introduce and evaluate financial implications of the new green and sustainable economy required for the 21st century. The module will examine the rationale, ethical dimensions, regulatory aspects and practical industry implication of sustainable and green finance. In this module we will explore what are the responsibilities and expectations of firms, regulators and finance professionals in tackling these new realities and a range of methods and approaches adopted to achieve these goals.

Key Text

Green and Sustainable Finance: Principles and Practice: 6, Simon Thompson

Means of Assessment

This module is assessed by means of a single mini-project of 3500 words in length.

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