Who should attend
- You are a professional with work experience in the sustainable finance or green finance industry.
- You are looking to build your technical expertise and get it recognised by an international university.
- You want to climb the career ladder in your organisation.
- You wish to follow an excellent, accredited programme alongside a full-time job to develop yourself professionally.
- You are ready to make a real change in the economies of developing countries and/or in the battle against climate change.
About the course
Boost your career with an international Diploma in Green Finance.
The topic of green finance is increasingly under spotlight in the financial sector, with the ultimate goal of providing access to funds for sustainable projects. To build expertise in this sector, Frankfurt School offers this Diploma where you can obtain more than a just certificate in one year!
The Diploma in Green Finance is designed for finance practitioners, policy makers, regulators and students. This course will provide participants with sound technical expertise in green finance which can be immediately applied in industry.
In this 12 month blended learning programme, participants will have the opportunity to combine the best of Frankfurt School - FSDF e-Campus and Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy.
- 12 month part-time programme
- Blended programme - combination of FSDF e-campus and Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy
- Build technical expertise beyond one single certified expert course
- High practice relevance combined with academic excellence
- Networking opportunities among peers, International Advisory Services staff members and lecturers
- International and diverse class with students from all over the world
- Advancement to Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance
Participants can personalise their curriculum by choosing three of the following Certified Expert courses:
- Climate Adaptation Finance
- Sustainable Finance
- Agricultural Finance
- Climate and Renewable Energy Finance
- Financing NDCs
Example Diploma journey:
Choose two of the courses from the selection to begin your diploma journey. The participants who have already completed one of these courses will have the opportunity to get it recognised.
Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance
Reflecting sustainability criteria, especially climate change, in financial markets is increasingly gaining attention as opportunities and risks arising in this context are changing business practices. The course will prepare participants to understand major drivers and constraints of transforming the financial system to a more sustainable one. Furthermore, it will familiarise participants with the business, regulatory and technical perspective of sustainable finance and will acquaint them to take an active part in the discussion around the topic.
Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance
This e-learning course is developed and implemented jointly with the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Cente.
The Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a new era with the focus shifting from finding a consensus on the common goals to realising jointly agreed goals. “Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development” (Article 2 c of the Paris Agreement) will require a significant increase in funding – with new instruments and approaches required to mobilise a broad range of investors and to achieve scalability in financing climate action. Financing the global energy transition will be one key building block.
In the second period, participants choose one additional course from selection. The participants who have already completed one of these courses will have the opportunity to get it recognised.
Certified Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance
Climate change will have a profound impact on countries and economies. Businesses, small and large, are affected; investors face increased risks, something also observed by the insurance industry.
Governments are required to respond too, and do so in different ways: they provide adaptation planning and some (often public) infrastructure, but they also play a key role in providing a policy environment that facilitates the response measures by all stakeholders in the economy. Essential for this course is that most of these response measures – adaptation measures - require investment. There is a tremendous spectrum from small enterprises to corporates up to larger private or public infrastructure projects seeking climate adaptation finance.
During this period, participants attend the Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy. After which they must complete either Proejct Work (5 ECTS) or an assignment (2 ECTS) to conclude the diploma. The decision to complete project work or an assignment is predetermined by the participant's previous course choices.
The aim of the assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge gained during the programme. It is the assignment that proves that you have mastered the subject matter. It also demonstrates that you are able to perform critical analysis of a given problem and draw conclusions relevant for your respective company settings. Furthermore, the assignment is evidence that you can describe the project related activities and results in a well-written format.
Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy
This is the shortest period of the diploma. In this period, the participants have the opportunity to participate in the Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy. You can choose one track from the various tracks offered in our one-week summer programme. After the successful completion of the summer academy, you will be awarded with the Diploma in Green Finance.
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