UK Finance is pleased to offer the Chartered Banker Green Finance Certificate

    Sustainability is a  priority for UK Finance and  we continue to support our industry by:

    • Helping the banking and finance industry play a key role in supporting a sustainable future as firms embed climate risk and green finance into the heart of their business models
    • Supporting businesses to adapt to the changing requirements and impacts of a net-zero carbon economy
    • Encouraging members to commit to non-financial disclosures and take a longer-term approach
    • Promoting solutions on green finance that address the needs of society and the environment

    As part of this, there will 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 their Green Finance Certificate and offer a discount especially for our members.

    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.

    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

    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

    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)


    UK Finance Members benefit from a 30% cost discount on the programme.

    The Certificate cost below includes all learning materials and the first sitting of your exam:

    • £425.50 + VAT per candidate for UK Finance Members (which includes the first year’s membership subscription) 
    • £595 + VAT per candidate for Non-Members (which includes the first year’s membership subscription) 

    Modules within the programme:

    The Certificate provides learners with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the evolving Green Finance Sector, covering:

    • Scientific background to Green Finance - the transition to a low carbon world, including change/risk
    • Key concepts in Green Finance, including stranded assets
    • Green Finance principles, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Risk Management in Green Finance
    • Green Finance products and services (banking, insurance and investment)
    • Ethical dimensions of Green Finance

    Download the module specification for further information.

    Please contact us through our training inbox ( if you have 5 or more people interested in your business as we may be able to offer a further discount to member firms with multiple needs.

    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

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    Learn about the Fundamentals of Green Finance through the UK Finance Chartered Banker Green Finance Certificate

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