UNEP FI and the Green for Growth Fund Technical Assistance Facility (GGF TAF) are pleased to launch a new scholarship framework, providing an opportunity for professionals and students from Ukraine to become certified experts in the field of environmental and social risk analysis, as well as climate risk management in the financial sector.

The programme aims to enhance the knowledge and professional skills of Ukrainian students and professionals in sustainable finance, and to support the green economic reconstruction and sustainable development of Ukraine. The programme is offered under the GGF Green Academy umbrella, as part of “Stand with Ukraine” Initiative.

As part of this programme, we are happy to welcome Ukrainian participants with varying levels of professional experience in the fields of green finance, energy, technology, and policy, as well as individuals who are planning to start or develop their career in these fields.

The target groups of this scholarship programme include representatives of financial institutions, green entrepreneurs, students or employees in the “green” economy, currently unemployed persons and professionals from other fields who are willing to start or advance their careers in the “green” economy, both in and outside of Ukraine.

The following courses are eligible for the scholarship programme and shall be provided free of charge to Ukrainian participants.

Please note all sponsorships under “Stand with Ukraine” initiative are allocated and intake is completed, new programme will be announced on the UNEP FI event webpage.

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA)

This course will help participants identify, analyse and manage environmental and social risks generated through lending and investment activities. Participant will be involved in a range of activities, from simulating implementation of environmental and social policies and guidelines, to carrying out exercises based on clients’ environmental and social impacts.

Find more information about the course here or register directly here.

Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry

This course aims at supporting financial institutions carry out portfolio assessments & disclosures in line with the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and is based on the groundbreaking work of UNEP FI’s TCFD pilot programme.

Find more information about the course here or register directly here.

Please note that the seats are limited in each intake. We therefore encourage all interested and eligible applicants to apply as soon as possible. When describing your motivation to apply for these courses, please also elaborate if you plan to use the acquired knowledge in Ukraine. Please note that the priority may be given to applicants who lost their employment or were forced to flee their homes due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

If you have any questions about this scholarship programme, please reach out to Carolina Lopez from UNEP FI at or Olga Valiullina from the GGF Technical Assistance Facility.