EU Taxonomy - Sustainable Finance in Practice

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Who should attend

This course is ideal for investment professionals/financial market participants who would like to improve their understanding for investments into environmentally sustainable economic activities.

About the course

The EU Taxonomy is a key building block of sustainable finance in Europe. It defines how to identify environmentally sustainable economic activities. Disclosure regulations and demand for sustainable financial products create the need for financial institutions to understand and operationalise the EU Taxonomy. The Introductory and Expert course build on one another. If you already have knowledge on the basic principles of the EU Taxonomy, you can decide to choose the Expert course only.

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and ELS Europe have teamed up to provide the trainings to get your organisation ready for the EU Taxonomy. Our experienced trainers have an profound understanding of the EU Taxonomy and are partly active members of the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG).

Learning Target

The course aims to assist investment professionals to gain a firm understanding of the EU Taxonomy and its practical implementation.

Introductory Course

The Introductory course is designed for those with no exposure or only a rudimentary understanding of EU Taxonomy. It will furnish participants with the neceassry knowledge to be able to advance to the Expert course.

Topics Covered

Technical Aspects of EU Taxonomy

  • Introduction to applying the EU Taxonomy
  • Six environmental objectives pusued in EU Taxonomy
  • Substanstial contribution to climate mitigation and adaptation onjectives against EU.
  • Do no significant harm to climate and other environmental objectives against EU Taxonomy TSC
  • Minimum social safeguards

Role of the Taxonomy in the EU Sustainable Finance Context

  • Future development of the EU Taxonomy

Expert Course

For the Expert course, basic principles of the EU Taxonomy need to be understood and first pilot implementation should be planned or ongoing in your organization.

Topics Covered

Data Requirements

  • Where can data for Taxonomy application be sources (internal and external/public sources.
  • Is necessary data available at appropriate quality and comprehensiveness/coverage
  • Data curation
  • Managing data challenges
  • Overview of potential solutions

Disclosure Obligations

  • Deep dive disclosure obligations
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Regulatory framework in more detail
  • Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)
  • Non-financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)

Short Case Study

  • In-depth case studies

Experts

Sebastian Rink

As expert for green and sustainable finance, Sebastian advises financial institutions on the operationalisation of sustainable finance and governments on sustainable financial related policy measures. Recent projects involve the analysis of several European countries’ financial market regulations...

Johanna Wietschel

Johanna Wietschel is a research analyst at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Center for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. Johanna’s work focuses on sustainable finance policy, for example in the context of green recovery at EU level, and on the sustainability performance of financial institutes, ...

Dawn Slevin

Dawn has over 25 years' experience on international complex risk management and sustainable finance providing expertise directly to the financial sector, industrial and commercial operators, and government regulatory & prudential authorities. Her experience spans a range of industries includ...

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