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Sustainable Finance: ESG and the Future of Finance

In brief

 Details

Type: Online short course
Length: Eight weeks (4-5 hours of study per week recommended)
Next intake: 5 August to 4 October 2023
Future intakes: 7 October to 6 December 2023
Fees: £1,500 (including VAT)*
Award: Certificate of completion

*Discounts available to alumni and those working in the public sector. Evidence required.

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Overview

Developed in partnership with Pearson, this sustainable finance online course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate impactful and sustainable change. 

The application-focused programme is grounded in the world-leading, multi-disciplinary research and teaching expertise of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Through the programme, you’ll develop a foundational understanding of how financial institutions, capital, equity and debt markets function, and learn about ESG and the future of finance. Learning from renowned academics in sustainable finance, you’ll explore how the financial system can become “greener”, the ways in which these changes can be implemented via innovative strategies and the financial opportunities and risks that may come from the transition to global environmental sustainability. 

Objectives

By the end of our Sustainable Finance: ESG and the Future of Finance online programme, you will be able to:

  • understand the purpose of finance and the structure of the financial system;
  • navigate sustainable finance within a broad framework that considers the investment chain, asset classes and different finance professions;
  • analyse the role of public policy in motivating investment in sustainability, understand how sustainable finance is shaped by public policy and the motivations of policymakers internationally, and evaluate what has or has not worked to date;
  • assess how and why policies, regulations and supervisory expectations related to sustainable finance are evolving in different jurisdictions, and examine the opportunities this creates; and
  • analyse the challenges, risks and opportunities associated with seeking positive environmental and social impacts through finance and evaluate what kinds of impacts are likely or possible.

Upon successful completion of the programme and all its required assessments, you will earn a University of Oxford certificate.

Syllabus

In brief

 Details

Type: Online short course
Length: Eight weeks (4-5 hours of study per week recommended)
Next intake: 5 August to 4 October 2023
Future intakes: 7 October to 6 December 2023
Fees: £1,500 (including VAT)*
Award: Certificate of completion

*Discounts available to alumni and those working in the public sector. Evidence required.

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