Transforming Finance for Good

Introducing the first Sustainable Finance training course dedicated to International Finance Centres

Equilibrium Futures, a globally-recognised sustainable finance consultancy, is delighted to announce the launch of a groundbreaking Sustainable Finance training course, specifically tailored for professionals in International Finance Centres (IFCs). Developed by international thought leader Andrew Mitchell, this new and engaging video-led eight-module course is set to empower and educate financial professionals at every level, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable finance.

Designed with a focus on IFCs like Jersey, the course addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by professionals operating within these financial centres. As the global demand for sustainable finance continues to surge, this comprehensive training programme provides a unique opportunity for financial professionals to enhance their expertise and stay ahead of the sustainability curve.

Leading the course is Andrew Mitchell, a world authority on natural capital and advisor to major banks and institutions on policy, supply chain risks and innovative finance systems linked to sustainability. Andrew Mitchell is also the founder and vice-chair of the Taskforce for Nature-Related Financial Disclosure (TNFD), a major global initiative leading the development of the world’s first risk management and reporting framework for sustainable finance and biodiversity risk, due for global release in late 2023. Andrew Mitchell is to be awarded a Royal Medal for his work on climate change and forests on 5th June 2023 at the Royal Geographical Society.

“This course represents a significant milestone in sustainable finance education, particularly for professionals working within IFCs,” said Andrew Mitchell. “The landscape of finance is changing rapidly. The rise of ESG investing, the rapid transformation of sustainability stocks into a source of profit and purpose and increasing regulation designed to enhance climate and nature net zero goals, are combining into a perfect storm of risk and opportunity that no finance professional can afford not to understand. Our goal is to create an immersive and visually engaging learning experience that will empower every participant, regardless of their level of expertise, to embrace sustainable finance principles and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient financial industry.”

The Understanding Sustainable Finance curriculum content has been devised to respond to specific concerns within industry, and covers a wide range of topics, including ESG integration, sustainable investment strategies, regulatory frameworks, impact measurements and emerging trends. Through expertly crafted video content, participants will delve into real-world case studies, interactive exercises and insightful comments from industry experts, making the learning experience both informative and engaging.

Equilibrium Futures wishes to thank Accuro who has been an early adopter of the initiative since its inception. Paul Douglas, Managing Director of Accuro in Jersey said: “We are proud to sponsor this important addition to the training landscape for global financial institutions. As a leading provider of fiduciary and family office services, Accuro recognises the critical importance of sustainable finance in driving positive change. This course will empower financial professionals with the knowledge and the skills to navigate the complex landscape of sustainable finance, and we are excited to support the development of a better-trained workforce that can respond to the growing demand for sustainable investment solutions. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for our clients, communities, and the planet.”

Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer at Jersey Finance said: “Our ‘Jersey for Good’ strategy aims for Jersey to be recognised by its clients, key stakeholders and other partners as the leading sustainable international finance centre in the markets it serves by 2030. Upskilling the Island’s financial ecosystem is a key goal of this strategy. Offering training courses such as this to finance firms in Jersey brings our industry closer to achieving this goal. With a new sustainable finance strategy to catalyse action and focussed training and resources available, businesses in Jersey are well-placed to support embedding sustainable finance across all our sectors.”

The Equilibrium Futures ‘Understanding Sustainable Finance’ course is designed for professionals including trustees, banks, asset managers and governments seeking to enhance their expertise in sustainable finance and will be CPD accredited. Participants will have access to a wealth of resources, including interactive materials, video content, expert quotes, real-word experiences, case studies and a wide range of sustainable finance resources across eight modules. The training course format has been devised to not only be informative, but also inspiring and accessible to practitioners at all levels, from Csuite executives to newly onboarded professionals, empowering them to benefit from better learning outcomes and the advancement of sustainable finance practices.

To celebrate the course launch, Equilibrium Futures and Accuro will be hosting a special launch event at CCA Galleries, 10 Hill Street, St Helier, Jersey on Wednesday 7th June, from 5.30 – 7.30pm. The event will feature keynote speaker Andrew Mitchell, who will share insights and thought-provoking perspectives on sustainable finance, as well as Joe Moynihan, Director of Jersey Finance and Paul Douglas of Accuro. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and learn more about the course. Canapés will be served, along with a special cocktail created by Tidal Rum. In an era where sustainable finance is not just a trend but a fundamental shift in the financial landscape, this course offers an invaluable opportunity for financial professionals to deepen their understanding, gain a competitive edge, and contribute to positive change.

For more information about Equilibrium Futures and the ‘Understanding Sustainable Finance’ course, please contact [email protected].

Join us for the launch event on Wednesday 7th June at CCA Galleries – register your interest in attending by emailing [email protected].

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