Applications are now open for the Sustainable Finance Foundation Course and the Climate-related Financial Risk Course


The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme is now inviting applications for two courses in 2019: the Sustainable Finance Foundation Course (SFFC) and the Climate-related Financial Risk Course (CFRC).

The SFFC was launched in 2016 and is the premier short-course on sustainable finance globally. We aim to attract the best and brightest current and future leaders and deliver a unique experience that equips participants with the knowledge and networks required to undertake significant future work on sustainable finance. The course is centred around a five-day residential workshop held at a college in the University of Oxford from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th September 2019.

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 sustainability.

The CFRC is a new short course launching in 2019. Measuring and managing climate-related financial risks will be critical for institutions across the financial system. This has been made clear by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), as well as by central banks and financial regulators around the world.

Yet practice has not caught up with the theory and the field is developing incredibly quickly. This course will equip participants with the very latest knowledge on climate-related financial risks, as well as the expertise, networks, and confidence to design and implement practices for measuring and managing these risks. The course takes place during a three-day residential workshop held in a college at the University of Oxford from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th July 2019.

View details of both courses and how to apply. We strongly encourage early applications.