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Get ahead of the curve with this global, benchmark qualification. Develop your understanding and application of, green and sustainable finance principles.

Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are our most significant global challenges. In order to tackle this collective challenge, finance professionals globally need to develop their knowledge of green and sustainable Finance.

This global, benchmark qualification will help you develop your understanding of, and apply, green and sustainable finance principles in your role and within your institutions.

The Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance aims to:

  • Develop your knowledge, understanding and skills relating to green and sustainable finance;
  • Provide an overview of, and introduction to, the underpinning science, principles and practice of the field;
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the range of green and sustainable products and services in the banking, investment and insurance sectors;
  • Increase awareness of the role of the finance sector and finance professionals in supporting the transition to a low-carbon world.


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Module Specification

World's first benchmark qualification for Green Finance

The Chartered Banker Institute launched the world’s first global, benchmark qualification for the green and sustainable finance sector. 


Course duration

Recommended study time of 130 hours can generally be completed in two months.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, and no prior knowledge of the Green Finance sector is assumed


Online flexibility

Delivered online which means you can start and complete anytime. Supported by a wide range of interactive e-learning units and knowledge checks.

Who is this for?

The broad introduction to the key concepts covered makes it suitable for a range of individuals:

Bankers, insurers, investment managers, central bankers and regulators, risk managers, analysts and consultants who want to increase their knowledge in this area of growing importance in financial services.

What’s Included

e-Learning Material

The Chartered Banker Institute’s learning management solution reinforces key learning objectives.

Digital Study Guide

Delivered via a comprehensive digital study guide which breaks up learning into bite size units.

Ongoing Assessment

Each unit is followed by a short concept-check test or quiz to confirm your understanding.


The exam length is 1.5 hours. The first attempt at the multiple-choice question quiz is included in the cost.

The learning experience is


Online Learning

Start anytime from any location at your own pace



Stimulating interactive learning experience with a hands-on approach. 



Access an extensive suite of engaging learning materials.


Industry Led

Developed in close consultation with senior industry practitioners. 

What do I get when I finish the course?

Success in this exam leads to the Chartered Banker Institute Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate and achievement of the GSFP (Green and Sustainable Finance Professional) professional designation. The use of professional designations are reliant on continued membership.

Geoff Toone F FIN

Geoff Toone F FIN

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer | National Bank of Vanuatu

The Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance has been both challenging and enlightening. The course content stretches your traditional finance mindset. A very positive learning experience done in a flexible format.

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