Climate change and the investment required in the low-carbon transition will redefine all parts of the financial sector. Financial firms will need to manage new types of risk, not least to comply with local regulation and expectations by supervisors. Investors and international development agencies expect much greater transparency and disclosure of exposures, and often a clear pathway to a sustainable loan portfolio. All parts of a bank’s management structure and governance will likely be affected. At the same time, the low-carbon transition opens new opportunities for lending that is aligned with ESG principles, often in partnership with development institutions or impact investors.
We will explore the physical risks that result from climate change, and the various tools and data that are now available to assess and manage such risks. We will also explore green lending and refinancing opportunities (such as green bonds) which are now increasingly contested by financial firms in both advanced and emerging markets. All sessions will be highly practical and demonstrate the use of data, tools and management concepts, also in group-work presented to sustainability professionals who are leaders in their field.
The agenda is packed full of interactive sessions with seasoned industry experts, networking sessions as well as entertainment and external site visits.*
On the afternoon of Wednesday 5 July, participants will get the chance to visit a German instituion for an external site visit. The site visit offers a more practical perspective on some of the industry's most pressing challenges.
The trend elective opens up the whole Summer Academy for all participants. Perhaps you've always been fascinated by cyber security, or the topic of loss and damage is particularly relevant for you and your instituion. The trend elective morning will also allow you to meet and engage with other participants from other disciplines.
*Agenda is subject to change and confirmation
Upon successful completion of this track, participants will be able to:
Helmut Grossmann has been working for the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as a Micro and Agricultural Finance Specialist since 2004. He was Acting Head of the School’s International Advisory Services (IAS) from 2004 to 2005 and since then worked in well over 20 countries as trainer and consultant.
Helmut has worked with the Frankfurt School e-Campus since its inception in 2010, setting the foundation for its renowned training approach with the creation of its very first course, Certified Expert in Microfinance. He later also developed Certified Expert in Agricultural Finance. Helmut is still the main lecturer for both courses and he continues to support the e-Campus, further developing its training approach.
The Summer Academy will cater to a wide range of finance professionals from commercial banks, microfinance institutions, central banks and regulatory/government institutions, development organisations, and donor agencies.
Finance experts and professionals, including retail bankers, financial advisors, asset managers, risk managers etc., and all other financial industry professionals interested in the topic of sustainable finance or who want to move forward the sustainability agenda in their respective institution/work.
Topics are subject to change
The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 5,700 and it covers all training materials, catering as well as transportation for any site visits*.
The Summer Academies are fully tuition based and not sponsored. Accordingly, participants are required to cover the full costs of the training or find a sponsor.
*Subject to change
There are several combinable discounts for the Summer Academy:
The Summer Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School campus. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany and Europe, Frankfurt School offers modern facilities for an interactive senior training program. Our training rooms are equipped with the newest technology and the newest media to provide flexibility and quality in our training courses.
We have a strong focus on the wellbeing of our guests and course participants, a good training environment, air quality and modern equipment.
The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.