Zurich or Online
A certificate program offered by Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid, Professor of Finance at the University of St.Gallen and Managing Director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, in cooperation with ESG industry experts from
The course consists of six weekly events, to be held in April to June 2024, on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 8 pm, with two (once three) lectures per event and a weekly networking reception that allows participants to get into contact with speakers and fellow course participants. Online participation is possible as well. In-person participants unable to attend individual events can flexibly opt to participate online.
ESG and Sustainable Finance are now in the focus of public and political attention. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement have provided a roadmap for sustainability for governments and regulators, but also for financial institutions. By directing financial flows into sustainable activities and integrating ESG criteria into the investment process, the financial sector has great potential to change markets and to shape sustainable economic systems. Hence, the interest in sustainable investing has grown to such an extent that the investment community has shifted from asking whether to adopt ESG principles to how to implement them. This course is intended to serve as an in-depth introduction to ESG and sustainable finance that combines both rigorous academic evidence and hands-on industry experience on
The target audience includes finance professionals in asset management, banking, financial advisory, pension funds, risk management, insurance, and finance IT, corporate treasury and finance employees involved in ESG compliance and reporting, and of course everybody interested in ESG and sustainable finance.
Please note that the number of places on site is limited. Online participation is possible at any time.
Course Duration and Modalities
CHF 1’950 (including certificate and participation in the six weekly receptions)
Terms and Conditions
Cancelations until three weeks before the start of the course will be fully reimbursed. In case of a late cancelation, 50% of the course fee will be reimbursed. Cancelations after the start of the course cannot be reimbursed.
In case of an insufficient number of participants, the course may be cancelled or postponed. In that case, the course fee will be fully repaid to registered participants.
Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance
University of St.Gallen
Ms. Beatrix Kobelt
Unterer Graben 21
Phone: +41 71 224 70 42