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Sustainable & Green Finance

Duration: 2 Days
Fee: SGD 1200 + GST (50% discount for a group of 5 or more)
Mood: Online/ in person
Date: TBA
Venue: TBA
Instructor: Dr Asif Iqbal Siddiqui


The programs have been designed for the regulators, investors, managers and other stakeholders embarking on their sustainability journey.


No prior knowledge of the subject matter is essential


The program can be varied in coverage and duration upon request. Please, contact us for customized training for large groups or individual organization.
‘The global sustainable finance market size was valued at $3650 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $22485.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 20.1% from 2022 to 2031’ according to the Allied Market Research. The size of the green finance is still quite modest in the ASEAN region with Singapore alone accounting for around half of the market. The growth in sustainable finance has been consistent with the increasing demand for sustainable investment assets. Banks, insurances and asset management companies are actively embracing the opportunities emerging in this market landscape with strong support from central banks and governments.
The program covers the essential concepts of sustainable financing and ESG investing along with the relevant market mechanism, investment vehicles and financing instruments. The participants after attending the program, will have a better and clearer understanding of the key aspects of sustainable and green finance.

Module 1: Sustainability, Finance, and Sustainable Finance

  • Financing and investment decision
  • Sustainable assets and operations
  • Market for sustainable finance
  • Financing for sustainable development

Module 2. ESG Risk & Financial Return

  • The fundament of the ESG risk
  • Sustainable and green investment
  • Return of green investment
  • ESG due diligence for sustainable finance

Module 3: International & Legal Agreements

  • Global context - IPCC, Conference of Parties, GRI, CDP. Global compact, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), PRI, Equator principles, TCFD recommendations
  • National context - carbon tax, green development & international commitments (i.e. NDC).

Module 4: Climate Risk & Green Finance

  • Climate change, planetary boundaries & doughnut economics
  • Linear and circular economics
  • Climate risk and financial return
  • TCFD recommendations for green finance

Module 5: Financial Value of the Environmental Changes

  • Green accounting, the UN SEEA & green GDP
  • Impact investing & social return on investment
  • Overview of the valuation techniques

Module 6: The Role of Financial Institutions

  • The role of Central Bank and stock market
  • Bank and non-bank financial intermediaries and funds
  • International institutions

Module 7. Sustainable Finance Assets & Instruments

  • Sustainable investment funds
  • Insurance and risk financing
  • Trade and transition finance
  • Fixed income instruments
  • Equity financing options
  • Hybrid instruments

Module 8. Sustainable Finance in Practice

  • Cases studies
  • Best practices