Who are the Institute’s Members?
How does green finance affect them?
The UN Special Envoy for Climate Finance, Mark Carney, calls for every professional financial decision to take climate change into account. This requires all banks and bankers to enhance efforts to improve reporting and risk management of climate risk; and seek returns from supporting the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world.
Ensuring every financial decision takes climate change into account requires institutions and individuals to align their activities and operations with this goal. Bankers must take personal and professional responsibility for taking climate change and broader sustainability factors into account in every decision, and when advising colleagues, clients and customers. This means all bankers, must develop and demonstrate at least a basic knowledge of green and sustainable finance principles and practice.
What is the Institute doing to support its members?
Our Institute continues to lead development of green and sustainable finance education and training for bankers worldwide. In 2018, we launched the Green Finance Certificate, the world’s first benchmark qualification for green finance, now available through a network of partners in 35 countries. In 2019, we relaunched our foundation banking certificate, the Professional Banker Certificate, incorporating the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. A wide range of CPD materials are available to our members on green and sustainable finance and responsible banking, and we host regular events on these topics for our members and others.
Green Finance Education Resources Available
Certificate in Green & Sustainable Finance
Certificate in Climate Risk
Centre for Responsible Banking
Green & Sustainable Finance Resources
Sustainable Finance Essay Series 2019
Green Finance Essay Series 2020
Diploma in Green & Sustainable Finance
Green and Sustainable Finance: Principles and Practice (Book)
Find out more about our support for the Green Finance Education Charter:
To mainstream green and sustainable finance, we must also mainstream green finance knowledge and skills throughout the banking, finance and professional services sectors. Our world-leading professional bodies have key roles to play in developing and embedding the standards, norms, values and practices to form the future shape of finance and developing the capability and capacity of these sectors in the UK, and globally.