Sustainable Finance and Climate Change
This course introduces students to the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Mitigating and adapting to climate change while simultaneously realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires the deployment of large amounts of capital – capital which isn’t currently provided in sufficient amounts. Moreover, climate change poses significant risk to economies and financial systems alike. At the same time, there are substantial opportunities in financing the green transformation and in aligning investments and finance with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
For more information, please see the course handbook and flyer: Sustainable Finance and Climate Change online handbook (pdf; 157kb)
"The course went beyond covering the theory but aimed at providing us with the tools and knowledge to develop our own critical thinking on a fast growing area of finance" - Stephanie (Sustainable Finance and Climate Change, 2020)
"The thing I enjoyed the most about this course was being able to discuss the issues with teaching faculty who had real experience with the policymakers and an understanding beyond their immediate area of research focus. They are not only experienced in teaching, but had a lot of experience in practice." (Sustainable Finance and Climate Change, 2020)
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the course, you will develop the ability to:
- Have an in-depth understanding of economic concepts and principles in climate and sustainable finance;
- Understand and explain the gaps in global climate and sustainable finance and propose solutions to meet the funding challenge;
- Explain the role of different actors in climate and sustainable finance, including central banks, financial supervisory authorities, national and multilateral development banks, corporate banks, and institutional investors;
- Understand and analyse the potential risks and opportunities of environmental trends for financial markets, with a particular emphasis on climate risks;
- Explain the range of financial policy instruments and initiatives and their potential with regard to integrating climate change and sustainability into financial policy and supervisory frameworks.
This course is offered at a FHEQ level 6 and is suitable for SOAS students going into their final year of undergraduate studies.
For further information on credits, entry requirements and fees, please visit our Online Learning webpage.
If you have any question, please fill out our enquiries form.
Start of programme: 19 July - 30 July 2021
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
- You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
- 2 weeks
Tuition Fees 2021