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Sustainable Investing (In-House)

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Sustainable Investing (In-House)

  • Distinguish between sustainable and impact investing
  • Recognise the importance of sustainable investing as a development finance tool
  • Analyse the significance of ESG factors on the performance of a sustainable investment opportunity
  • Identify financial institutions involved in sustainable investing and what form their involvement can take
  • Explain the significance of ESG screening criteria
  • Recognise the relationship between sustainable investing and the potential for value creation
  • Create a framework to evaluate the potential value of a sustainable investment opportunity and determine the how, when and why i.e. the potential value drivers of the investment and their sensitivity
  • Explain the implications of ESG criteria upon the due diligence process
  • Articulate the rationale for different methods used to structure and finance sustainable impact investments
  • Explain the difference in perspective and motivations of the various parties involved

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  • On-site
  • Worldwide
  • English

Training content

History and Emergence of Sustainable Investing

  • ‘Conscious’ capitalism – UK 1800s religious groups, Quakers and Methodists and socially responsible investing (SRI) guidelines for their followers
  • Cost Benefit Analysis 1970s
  • The Sustainable Corporation 1994
  • UN study ‘Who Cares Wins’ 2004
  • 2005 launch of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and SRI as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making
  • ‘TBL’ – Triple Bottom Line 2006
  • Sustainable investing and impact investing

Sustainable Investing - The Value Proposition

  • History – Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Financial economics and sustainability
    • – value
      • definition
      • measurement
      • absolute vs. relative value
    • value creation and how to measure it in a for profit environment
      • modelling value creation and market signals analysis
      • value driver analysis
      • value creation in a sustainable investing environment
  • Linking ESG factors for sustainable investment to long-term value creation via
    • returns on capital
    • risk management
    • growth
  • The value proposition – ex ante vs. ex post perspectives

Measuring Sustainable Investment Performance

  • Triple Bottom Line revisited
  • The United Nations instituted Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Environmental, Social and (corporate) Governance (ESG) Factors
    • introduction and background
    • what are ESG factors
    • why ESG factors are important, including but not restricted to:
      • changing societal values
      • performance
      • fundraising
      • impact on the investment process
    • ESG metrics - sustainability disclosures, reports and ratings

The Sustainable Investing Landscape

  • Current update and prospects for the future
  • Why they do it
    • impact first investors
    • investment first investors
    • catalytic investors
    • other
  • How they do it
    • direct vs. indirect
    • full service vs. funding
    • passive vs. active
    • investment vehicles and structuring issues
      • closed vs. open ended structures, influence of investment time horizon and exit considerations
    • for profit investment structural considerations
    • social impact fund investment structural considerations
    • investor considerations
    • innovations in deal structures

Financial Instruments and Sustainable Investing

  • Due diligence
    • objectives
    • overview
    • implications
  • Compliance
    • corporate transparency
    • ISO Standards
    • global
    • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
    • specific legislation


  • Online course fee: £1799.00 + VAT if applicable
  • London course fee: £2199.00 + VAT @ 20%

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