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The London Institute of Banking & Finance launches a Certificate in Sustainable Finance

16 January, 2020

The London Institute of Banking & Finance has today launched a Certificate in Sustainable Finance. The launch coincides with the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum – sponsored by Abu Dhabi Global Market – which is taking place as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (12 to 16 January 2020).

Sustainability within banking and finance requires a critical rethinking of almost every aspect of leadership, operations and management. 
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Offered through ADGM Academy’s School of Sustainable Finance, the new qualification will support the global financial services industry in meeting this challenge.

This course will examine banking and finance from the ground up, reviewing industry assumptions around many issues including:

  • policy
  • markets
  • forecasting
  • risk
  • credit
  • investment.

The Certificate will equip participants to better understand the sustainability challenge in the financial sector. Delegates will explore current thinking on taxonomy and regulation and learn to develop practical strategies that can be implemented within their own organisations.

The learning blends academic theory and real-life case studies, and will be delivered by both academics and practitioners.

Alex Fraser, Chief Executive of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, said:

“We are delighted to have been asked by ADGM Academy to deliver the Certificate of Sustainable Finance, which marks an exciting development in the professional education programmes offered to delegates in Abu Dhabi. We hope that this new and innovative qualification will prove a useful building block in ADGM’s exceptional contribution to sustainable finance within the UAE and beyond.”

Mr Hamad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of ADGM Academy, said:

“The ADGM Academy Certificate in Sustainable Finance will create a new cohort of financial professionals with a high level of expertise in sustainability. Through high quality professional education, ADGM Academy can empower organisations to support greener initiatives and working practices in every aspect of their operations and investments.”

Notes for editors

ADGM Academy is part of Abu Dhabi Global Market – an award-winning global financial centre with a strong sustainable finance agenda. The Academy was founded to build expertise, financial education and literacy to power commercial and public sector organisations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

ADGM Academy works with expert partners from across the globe to offer a comprehensive programme of study in:

  • banking and finance
  • digital and fintech
  • entrepreneurship
  • financial markets
  • ·national development
  • personal development
  • professional development
  • and sustainable finance.

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