12:00-15:00 CET (Brussels time zone)

Sustainable Finance & Responsible Banking

By Professor Kern Alexander (University of Zurich and Queens' College, University of Cambridge)

Location: Online

Scope: 

To highlight the role of finance towards CSR and shared value creation.

Learning objectives / outcomes:

  • Understand the drivers affecting the transition from “finance” to “sustainable finance”.
  • Understand how CSR investments improve firms’ access to capital.
  • Identify macro-, meso-, and micro-ESG issues affecting corporate risk and the cost of capital.
  • Planning and financing responsible investments towards sustainable value creation.

Contents:

  • The inclusion of environmental and societal risks in finance.
  • Drivers affecting the transition from “finance” to “sustainable finance”.
  • Business opportunities within sustainable finance and the relevant returns.
  • Investment planning fulfilling the “Principles for Responsible Banking”.
  • Capacity building for SMEs.
  • Implementation of the “Principles for Responsible Banking”: The banking perspective.

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