Sustainable Finance and Investing: Unlock Global Investment Strategies

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Key takeaways

  • Evaluate the potential impact of sustainability trends and developments on financial performance while considering their positive contributions to society and the environment

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of eligibility criteria for sustainable investment products in capital markets

  • Use resources to understand the changing regulatory and policy drivers in sustainable investment

  • Apply various sustainability scoring and assessment approaches to real-life case studies

  • Identify the key drivers of sustainable finance growth in emerging markets

Who is this programme for?

This programme grounds investment professionals and asset managers in sustainable finance principles and delivers the tools and frameworks to identify and plan ESG-based investment opportunities, especially in emerging markets. Those who will benefit the most include:

  • Investment managers, institutional investors and investment bankers seeking to create investment strategies that account for environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and uncover new product opportunities and projects for their institutions

  • Asset managers and financial managers seeking to make more informed investment decisions and employ techniques that support sustainable investing, especially in emerging markets

  • Consultants seeking to make profitable yet sustainable investment decisions and offer guidance for their clients

What you will learn

Programme orientation
Meet the faculty and get an overview of the programme, including certificate requirements, the learning platform and support resources.

Case studies

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Bank of England

Examine how the Bank of England uses climate stress models to assess climate risks.

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World Bank

Discover how investing in nature can create opportunities for development via the World Bank’s example.

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Explore sustainability reporting through the lens of the world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage organisation's latest sustainability report.

Programme experience

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Video lectures

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Live webinars

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Interactive activities

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Case studies

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Networking opportunities

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Weekly videos and podcasts with guest speakers

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Continuous programme access

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Dedicated programme support team

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Weekly assignments

Playbook activity

The programme features a weekly playbook with activities that enable you to build your knowledge and apply it to Southeast Asia as a case study. The Southeast Asian market is emerging as one of the most dynamic and promising sustainable finance markets in the world. As part of the case study, you’ll utilise approaches and frameworks developed in the programme to explore sustainability reporting, ESG impacts, Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) guidelines and opportunities the Southeast Asian market may present to your organisation.

Centre for climate finance & investment

The Centre for Climate Finance & Investment unlocks solutions within capital markets to address the challenges posed by global climate change. Through collaboration between academics and practitioners, the Centre is generating a new understanding of the risks and investment opportunities arising in this changing climate through climate scenarios, nature-based solutions, renewable energy and climate-resilient infrastructure.

Programme faculty

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Executive Director and Professor of Practice, Imperial College Business School

Michael Wilkins is Executive Director and Professor of Practice at the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment at the Business School. Until recently he was a Senior Research ...

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Teaching Fellow, Imperial College Business School

Iva Koci is a postdoctoral researcher specialising in sustainable finance. Her research investigates how institutional investors convey environmental and social preferences to...

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Senior Teaching Fellow, Imperial College Business School

Anastasiya Ostrovnaya is a Senior Research/Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College Business School, where she researches the climate r...

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Research Fellow, Imperial College Business School

Pernille Holtedahl has over 25 years of international experience in climate finance and sustainable development. Her expertise lies in green finance, green bonds, investor tre...



Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Please note that this programme contributes to earning Associate Alumni status. Visit the Associate Alumni page to find out more.

The Imperial learning experience


At Imperial College Business School, we create people-centric learning experiences. From conception to delivery, we are guided by the principle that learning is a creative, personal and, above all, human process. Our high-quality, crafted learning environments are highly interactive, community oriented and actively tutored. Our programmes offer an engaging experience designed to facilitate natural learning behaviours.


With no compromises, our online programmes offer the absolute equivalent of our campus-based programmes. They adopt the same rigorous academic standards, are delivered via our world-leading faculty and offer a comparable high-touch approach to the classroom experience.


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