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Sustainable Finance Course Overview

Sustainable finance is permeating all the activities of organisations. Sustainable finance, taking account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment decisions, is a key focus for firms and their interaction with multiple stakeholders.  This course is aimed at professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills for sustainable investment and risk assessment. 

With the advent of regulation and reporting requirements surrounding climate risk, firms are finding themselves under increasing pressures to link fundraising to sustainability criteria.  This course addresses the needs of managers looking to understand the complex landscape of sustainable financing. 

The course will introduce the reporting requirements underpinning sustainability, how these can be linked to financing structures, developments in sustainable investing, and how companies and regulators assess climate-related financial risk.

Key Details

13th - 15th November 2024

Next Intake

€3,500 & €3,150 (*UCD Business Alumni)


3 Days



Class Size

Certificate of Completion/Digital Badge


Course Dates



Day 1

Wednesday 13th November 2024

Day 2

Thursday 14th November 2024

Day 3

Friday 15th November 2024


Smurfit Executive Development ranked 35th globally in latest 2023 Financial Times Rankings

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 35th in the world in the 2023 Financial Times Executive Education Open Enrolment rankings. We are ranked 1st in Ireland and 21st in Europe with an increased overall participant satisfaction rating at 9.33/10.

The only Irish business school ranked in the Open Enrolment rankings, Smurfit Executive Development is globally ranked 25th place for New Skills and Learning, 28th place for Aims Achieved and 28th place for International Location which highlights the extent to which programmes are run off-site and outside the school’s base country and region bringing diversity of thought to the learning environment.

In addition, UCD Smurfit Executive Development ranked 34th for Teaching Methods and Materials, 35th for Course Design and 37th for Faculty. Find out more here.

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