Sustainable Finance: Using the Power of Money to Change the World
Discover the role banks and finance play in the climate crisis and the steps to take to help achieve climate justice with this online course from University of Roehampton.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in climate justice and the role of finance in tackling the climate crisis.
It will be particularly useful for those in finance, accountants, policy-makers, or students of economics or accountancy.
It may also be of interest to environmentalists and activists who are seeking policy proposals to accelerate the sustainability transition.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore how financial is fuelling the climate crisis including tracing the flow of finance into fossil fuel expansion, the subsidies given to fossil fuel by our governments, and the power of the fossil fuel lobby
Debate the alternative approaches to putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions based on the experiences of different countries including your own country
Critique the current operation of banks and investment companies and think about how to challenge them to act responsibly in a climate emergency including prohibiting the issue of bank licences to banks that finance fossil fuels
Evaluate means we can use to shift finance towards sustainability including green bonds, banking regulation, the redefinition of banking assets
Engage with the urgent issue of climate finance by understanding the claims made by the countries suffering clilmate impacts for climate reparations and the issue of climate finance more widely
Report the transformation in the role of accountants as accounting for Environmental, Social and Governance impacts becomes a top political priority across the world