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Sustainable Finance Track

Summer Academy


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.

Windmills on hills

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.


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Target Group

Risk managers, lending officers, client advisers will all need to acquire sustainability skills, while specialist sustainability officers will need to stay abreast of a rapidly changing environment. Equally, bank management will need to oversee a comprehensive transformation of the entire organization and its interactions with investors and other stakeholders. Regulators and policy makers will need to have a clear understanding of the emerging trends in the industry.

Topics Covered

  • The role of finance in the low-carbon transition: the market context in 2022
  • Climate scenarios and climate risk management
  • Green bonds and other sustainability-related financial products
  • Blending concessional finance
  • ESG and impact investing: implications for emerging markets
  • Data and disclosure: demonstrating alignment with ESG principles

Administrative Details

The tuition fee for the trainings is EUR 4,300 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.

Registrations will open in due course.

*Subject to change


There are several combinable discounts for the Summer Academy:

  • 15% Early Bird Discount for all registrations made before 11th April 2022.

  • 10% Group Discount for each institution sending more than one participant to the programme.

  • 10% Alumni Discount for participants who have previously studied with Frankfurt School.


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.