Sustainability is a priority for UK Finance and we continue to support our industry - see the sustainability area of our website for other news and updates.

    As part of ongoing efforts, there may be a need for firms to appraise the training and development support that many of their employees across the business will need. As a contribution to this, UK Finance is pleased to partner with the Chartered Banker Institute in distributing its Green Finance Certificate. 

    The Green Finance Certificate is designed to develop financial services professionals? knowledge of the science behind, and the principles and practice of green finance. The Green Finance Certificate helps set a benchmark for the knowledge and skill required by green finance professionals. The aim of the certificate is to develop understanding in what is meant by green finance, products and services, and to help people play a leading role in developing a sustainable banking and financial services industry with a renewed sense of social purpose.

    To hear the Chartered Banker's CEO Simon Thompson talking about the 2020 updates to the Green Finance Certificate, please click here to listen to the webcast

    Areas of Study:

    • The scientific underpinnings that have influenced the development and evolution of green finance products and services
    • The significance of green finance's vision, principles, strategy and performance measurement
    • The range of green finance products and services
    • The opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming green finance

    Key features:

    • Guided self-study supported by e-learning
    • 130 hours of study time required
    • Assessed via a 1-hour, 50-question objective test, delivered online with instant results
    • Designed as an equivalent to an RQF Level 4 Certificate (credit rated at SCQF Level 8)


    The certificate cost includes all learning materials, membership to the Chartered Banker Institute, the Green Finance Institute, and the first sitting of your exam:

    • £595 + VAT per candidate  (which includes the first year's membership subscription)  


    UK FINANCE MEMBERS: UK Finance members benefit from a cost discount on the programme.

    ALSO - FOR FIVE OR MORE COLLEAGUES: If you have five or more people interested in your business  we may be able to offer a further discount to member firms with multiple needs.

    Please contact us through our training inbox ( for more information on the available discounts. 



    Area of expertise:

    Who should complete the qualification?

    The broad nature of this qualification makes it suitable for all our members and non-members alike, including: 

    • If you are already a financial services professional
    • Firms who have employees wishing to increase their knowledge in this area