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SSEE logoOxford Smith School Sustainable Finance Course 2017

The course was successfully piloted in 2016 and is designed as an introduction to sustainable finance for current and future leaders working in policy, regulation, civil society, and investment.

The course is designed for those working in a range of sectors, for example: staff at environmental NGOs who would like to help the global financial system create better environmental outcomes; civil servants and regulators working to develop policies that can foster the development of sustainable finance; executives working in financial institutions that need an introduction to sustainability, the environment, and climate change as they relate to finance and investment; philanthropic funders looking to navigate sustainable finance topics so as to support the most impactful activities; and trustees or company directors that want to understand how sustainable finance relates to their fiduciary duties.

The Course

The course is centred around a four-day residential workshop held at Balliol College of the University of Oxford from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st September 2017. Over the subsequent six to nine months, participants engage in an extended learning project implementing a real-world project related to finance and sustainability. The course is developing a global network of practitioners working at the intersection of finance and the environment.

The residential workshop provides a basis of knowledge in emerging theories of financial change, risk and opportunity and an understanding of how to engage with financial-sector stakeholders for collaboration. You’ll have the chance to:

Over the subsequent six to nine months, participants will engage in a capstone project implementing a real-world project related to finance and sustainability. You will be supported through individual tutorials with faculty over this period.

Examples of projects may include:

The course will establish a network of senior practitioners working at the intersection of finance and the environment and will provide knowledge in emerging theories of financial change, risk and opportunity, and an understanding of how to engage with financial sector stakeholders.



Fees

The course fee is £2,000 per person and includes all teaching costs, en suite accommodation at Balliol College 17-21 September, breakfast, lunch and some dinners, but it does not include the cost of travel to and from Oxford. There are a limited number of bursaries to help cover fees that will be awarded on the basis of merit and need.



Eligibility

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their suitability for the course in terms of:

We would be glad to see applications from civil servants and regulators; NGOs; executives; philanthropic funders; and trustees or company directors.



Application

In order to apply, please fill out the application form [Microsoft Word] and return it with any supporting documents, to education@smithschool.ox.ac.uk. We will email you to confirm that we have received your application. We are still accepting applications for the Sustainable Finance Course, but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as places are limited.

Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a bursary – we may then ask you for additional information if we feel your application is sufficiently strong and your need suitably compelling.



Terms and Conditions

Following receipt of a completed application form, applicants are reviewed for suitability to the programme. If the application is accepted, notification is sent with a link for online payment.

Payment is due within 30 days of notification of acceptance, or 6 weeks before commencement of the programme, whichever is sooner. Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee. Places are allocated in order of receipt of payment. Prices are subject to periodical revision.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions.



Contact

If you have any other questions please contact education@smithschool.ox.ac.uk




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