Sustainable Banking

A Comprehensive Transition to Sustainable Business Operations

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

The crises have emphasised the importance of increasing our resilience to environmental and social (E&S) risks, with COVID-19 a dress rehearsal for the disruptive impacts of climate change and nature loss; with the 2008 financial crisis, the financial industry all over the world has deeply affected. Moving into the future, it will be more relevant for banks and other financial institutions to implement robust measures to address these emergencies.

These shocks are accelerating the digital and sustainable transformation of banks. The banking industry is vital to achieving sustainable development due to its unique intermediation role, essential for mobilizing financial resources toward sustainable goals. Sustainable banking integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into traditional banking and sets ESG benefits as a key objective. Capital market decisions used to be based on a two-dimensional risk and return analysis. The new era of sustainable banking is based on three dimensions: risk, return, and impacts.

This Sustainable Banking training course will provide the delegates with the fundamental principles and latest tools to enable to implement sustainable banking both internal daily operations (in terms of how to manage the physical branches/locations, human capital, costs, opportunities, risks exposures) and activities relating to external interactions with the clients and the types of funded projects. It will empower the delegates to unlock and apply an innovative new approach to developing more sustainable business models for their organisations.

This KC Academy training course will highlight:

  • The Benefits of Sustainable Banking
  • The Environmental, Social and Governance Fundamentals
  • Techniques for developing key measures of sustainable banking
  • Development of Integrated Reporting systems
  • Adapting business risk analysis to manage sustainable banking

Course details

By the end of this training seminar you will be able to:

  • Master the aims and principles of sustainable banking
  • Understand the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues
  • Identify the impact on business and financial strategy
  • Develop meaningful tools for sustainable finance reporting
  • Build financial models to assess sustainable finance and other risks

This Sustainable Banking training course will use various proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The training course will follow a participative workshop format. It will be focused on developing practical skills that delegates can apply in real-life business situations on return to their organization.

By sending delegates to this training course, the organisation will gain the following benefits:

  • A better understanding of the importance of banking sustainability to meet the needs of people and safeguard the environment while generating profit
  • Improved the quality of their customer interactions (via services and products)
  • Being influential in supporting and promoting environmentally and/or socially responsible projects and enterprises
  • Increasing efficiencies and improving transparency
  • Reputational benefits and commitment towards fulfilling regulatory requirements
  • More employee engagement in terms of attracting and retaining talent

By attending this training course, the delegates will acquire the following skills and competencies:

  • A deeper understanding of the concept of sustainable banking
  • Improved career growth and prospects
  • Increase their knowledge of the latest products & services of sustainable banking.
  • Develop professional skills in dealing with different levels of clients.
  • Enhance their ability to make financial decisions with the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concept
  • Be better placed to engage with their community

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will especially benefit:

  • Banking Mangers
  • Strategy Team Members
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Finance Managers
  • Budget Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Capital Investment and Project Team Members


Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Fundamentals of Sustainable Banking
  • Concept of Sustainable Banking
  • Objectives of Sustainable Banking
  • Environmental, Social & Governance issues
  • Principles of Sustainable Banking
  • Products & Services of Sustainable Banking
  • The Sustainable Bonds Market
  • Progress on Sustainable Banking
DAY 2:
Banking Commitment to Sustainability
  • Redefine the Mission
  • Evaluate the Portfolio
  • Redefine the Strategy
  • Publish Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Metrics
  • Build Capacity, Train, Motivate, and Reward Employees
  • Foster Innovation
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators
DAY 3:
Governance in Sustainable Banking
  • Principles and Practices in Corporate Governance
  • Ensure Adequate Information Disclosure
  • Ensure Fair and Inclusive Retail Financing Practices
  • Establish a Complaint Mechanism
  • Develop Responsibility Guidelines
  • Disclose Details of Important Clients
  • Support Transparency within the Extractive Industries
DAY 4:
Risk Management in Sustainable Banking
  • Redefinition of Risk
  • Evaluate & Measure Risk
  • Minimizing Social and Environmental Risks
  • Define the Scope of Policies
  • Environmental and Social Risk Management System
  • Accept responsibility for Indirect Impacts
  • Accept responsibility in Sphere of Influence
DAY 5:
Sustainable Banking in Practice
  • Reputational Benefits and Regulatory Requirements
  • Energy Efficiency and Financial Inclusion
  • New Sustainability Initiatives
  • Environmental and Social Capacity Building
  • Improved Brand Value and Reduced Costs
  • Improved engagement by the regulatory and international organisation

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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