University College Dublin
Sustainable Finance is an area that requires decisive leadership, flexibility, and responsiveness from the financial services sector, and society as a collective. This programme is for all financial services professionals who wish to understand more about the evolving nature of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors within financial services.
University College Dublin
This programme seeks to give an introduction to, and an understanding of themes such as: response to climate change; the catalyst for sustainable finance and EU regulatory initiatives. The programme also examines non-financial disclosures, climate and sustainability reporting including climate related risks, opportunities and financial impacts. The programme also examines green, social, and sustainable bonds. The programme concludes by discussing how to embed a culture of sustainability within an organisation, and an assessment of the future of the ESG agenda.
(NFQ level 7, 10 ECTS)
Introduction to sustainable finance
Response to planetary change
Catalyst for change and eu regulatory initiatives
Principles of responsible banking | IFS Stream – Principles of Responsible Investment
Sustainable banking | IFS Stream – Sustainable Funds
Non-financial disclosures, climate and sustainable reporting
Green, social and sustainable bonds
Implementing a culture of sustainability
The future path
The minimum entry requirements are as follows:
Five passes in the Leaving Certificate, including English and Mathematics,
Five O Level/GCSE passes, including English Language and Mathematics,
IOB will also consider applications on a mature candidate basis from applicants who are 23 years of age before the date of their application for admission to the programme.
You must be a current member of IOB, or become a member, to undertake this programme.
Springboard+ courses are designed to help you gain the skills necessary to either obtain employment in industry areas where there is an increasing need or to upskill in your current job.
To be considered eligible for a place on a Springboard+ course, you will need to:
be living full-time in the Republic of Ireland
have your own, valid PPS Number
meet the nationality/visa requirement
You are an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss national or: You have Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM, Stamp 5, or Stamp 6 on your Irish Residence Permit (IRP) card. This includes those resident here on Stamp 4 on the basis of: having permission to remain in Ireland as a family member of an EU citizen or; having official Refugee/Subsidiary Protection status in Ireland /being here on the basis of refugee family reunification or; having been granted Humanitarian Leave to Remain in the State (prior to the Immigration Act 1999) or; having permission to remain following the Minister’s decision not to make a deportation order.
have lived in either the EU, the EEA, the UK, Switzerland for at least 3 out of the last 5 years
If you are a Stamp 4/Stamp 4 EU FAM, Stamp 5, or Stamp 6 holder, residency is calculated from the date you first received this stamp. Any residency before this time cannot be counted. If you have Refugee/Subsidiary Protection status in Ireland, residency is counted from the date you applied for International Protection.
When applying for a course through Springboard+ you will also need to apply on the basis of either being:
Employed working either for yourself or someone else.
Unemployed not currently working, receiving a qualifying welfare payment from the Department of Social Protection (unless you are formerly self-employed) and actively seeking employment.
A Returner a Homemaker, on other caring duties, or economically dependent on a partner/spouse for at least 9 of the last 12 months.
A Recent Graduate a graduate from a full-time NFQ Level 8 degree within the 12 months prior to the start of a Springboard+ course and who does not fit into one of the above categories.
Your eligibility is assessed based on your status on the date your course first starts. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria on that date. Documentary evidence of this will be requested during the course before a fee payment is made on your behalf. To find out more about the conditions and requirements for eligibility, including what you will need to do to confirm your status please visit HEA - Springboard+ (springboardcourses.ie)
I would highly recommend this programme to those currently in the field of ESG / Responsible & Sustainable Finance or to those seeking a career in the area, which will inevitability continue to grow.
Kevin Cassin, Setanta Asset Management
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