Sustainable Finance refers to how all the actors of the financial system incorporate the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) variables in their operation and decision making, in order to build a sustainable economy while delivering the expected benefits to its relevant interest groups.

UNEP FI and Finis Terrae University join forces and offer the first holistic University Diploma in Sustainable Finance in Chile and in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, it offers the possibility of an optional internship at Georgetown University in Washington DC (USA).

The Diploma will be dictated by an active academic body in the national and international environment, and empirical evidence and real cases will be explored as a methodology to understand how financial institutions can anticipate the challenges imposed by the new environmental, social, and corporate governance requirement, creating more sustainable organizations, capable of establishing better relations with their environment, and of becoming more innovative and competitive. In addition, it will be analyzed how banking, investment and insurance institutions can financially assess the sustainability performance of companies, from a perspective of the risks and opportunities that such performance represents for them in their role as responsible and sustainable financial institutions.

Objectives

Train students in the different aspects associated with Sustainable Finance, considering the friction points between the economic-financial dimension and environmental, social and corporate governance considerations for the existence of a global and sustainable capital market.

Analyze the impact of sustainability variables on the financial management of organizations in the current context and future challenges for the capital market.

Apply the existing tools in the market to incorporate the ESG variables in the different processes and analysis of business decision making, both in banking, as in the insurance and investment sectors.

Content

  1. Introduction to Sustainable Finance
  2. Responsible Banking
  3. Sustainable Insurance
  4. Responsible Investment
  5. Environmental and Social themes transversal to financial institutions (i.e. CC & TCFD)
  6. Sustainability Reports and Integrated Reports

Methodology

The programme considers the application of different methodologies, such as:

  • Theory classes
  • Practical exercises
  • Seminars
  • National and international guest presentations, among others

Addressed to

The program is mainly aimed at professionals in the financial sector (banking, investment and insurance).

Also to related institutions such as supervisory bodies, associations of financial institutions, as well as all those representatives of government agencies, companies, NGOs and consultancies whose activities are linked to finance and sustainability.

Course Start Date

17 March 2020.

Duration

3 and a half months.

Format

In-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the evening, and 2 Saturdays per month.

Academic Team

Cost (in Chilean pesos):

Tuition 70.000 $
Fee 2.100.000 $

Discounts on the fee:

* 30% discount to UNEP FI Members, UNEP FI Support Institutions, PRI Members and UFT alumni.

* 40% discount to 3 or more people from the same institution who enroll until 20 January 2020.

 

More information and registration

Organizers:

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Carolina Yazmín López
carolina.lopez@un.org