With sustainable finance growing in importance, education on sustainable finance is becoming key for all financial market players. Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) seeks to support and promote sustainability within finance education through various means and provides resources for both individuals and institutions.
Courses and e-Learning
On the one hand, SSF has developed some SSF E-Learning modules and is currently in the process of developing more. On the other hand, SSF curates Swiss and International sustainable finance education offerings. The Swiss courses are listed on the Swiss education platform Evrlearn. Visit the SSF page on Evrlearn in English or in French to get a course overview. Education offerings from International universities and business schools are listed here.
Finally, SSF offers some discounts to training courses for SSF Members only. Visit the Members' section for more information.
Guidance on Sustainable Finance Learning Content
Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) presents guidelines for educational experts providing training in the field of sustainable finance. The document contains essential study topics and optional topics for in-depth study. It is intended as guidance for training providers and managers looking for education and training opportunities tailored to specific profiles. The guidelines should be seen as recommendations for excellence in sustainable finance training.
Access the EXCEL here.
In addition, SSF supports “self-learning” through various sources:
- SSF Publications: Key reports, handbooks, the Roadmap and the "Focus Series"
- SSF Newsletter: Monthly news on SSF and market activities
- SSF Digital Library: Collecting relevant reports regarding sustainable finance
- Swiss Market Essentials: News and reports from the Swiss Government, Parliament and Regulator
- Introductory video for retail clients that banks can use in client dialogue around sustainable investments
SSF Annual Forum for Sustainable Finance Education 2021 and 2022
The Second Annual Forum for Sustainable Finance Education was held on 8 November 2022 in Zurich and on 9 November 2022 in Geneva. The special focus of the event was on the current and future needs of for sustainable finance education. Please find all slides from both events in the past events section of the SSF website.
The first Annual Forum for Sustainable Finance Education event was held on 5 November 2021 in Geneva in French at the Warwick and on 12 November 2021 in Zurich in German at the Kongresshaus. The aim was to bring together professionals from the sustainable finance education field and featured many members of the SSF team highlighting SSF work within the field of Education. Please find the presentations from Geneva and Zurich in the past events section of the SSF website.