Sustainable Finance

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This course provides an overview of the rapidly changing landscape of sustainable finance, both from a policy perspective and from the perspective of an individual organization. You will learn to contextualize the market framework of sustainable finance and be able to identify the underlying market failures that require a well-designed policy framework. You will be able to link international policy within the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) process with policies at the national level.

You will understand the complexity of policy dimensions where an inconsistent mix of tools can lead to policy failure. Further, you will be able to assess the potential of a well-designed policy mix to promote sustainable finance into low-carbon technologies, while also taking into account their social implications among a diverse set of stakeholders.

Building on the existing policy and market framework, this course emphasizes a critical reflection of the challenges that lie ahead and to what extend ongoing policy initiatives are sufficient to address these and where further action is required. This will deepen and broaden your knowledge by allowing you to contextualize the rapidly changing topic of sustainable finance both now and in the future.

The topics covered are:

  • Concept of sustainable finance
  • Market and policy framework
  • Climate-related financial disclosures by organizations
  • Sustainable finance ahead

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • gain an overview of the concept of sustainable finance,
  • contextualize the market and policy framework for sustainable finance,
  • identify drivers and obstacles to sustainable finance,
  • link climate-related risks with financial stability,
  • identify climate policy and assess its effect on sustainable finance,
  • understand the financial impact of climate-related issues at the organization level,
  • name ongoing regulatory initiatives to change the legal framework for sustainable finance
  • reflect critically on remaining challenges ahead and formulate actions to address these.



Renewable energy and climate project developers and investors, professionals working in financing institutions, consultancies, and public organisations

Duration: 1 month

Study time: About 20 hours

Training language: English

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download soon.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Price: €260,00


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]

Sustainable Finance


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training



Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 46
Email: cascales[at]

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price €* Early bird €* Valid until  
01.07.21 - 31.07.21 Online EN 01.07.2021
260,00 260,00
* including 19 % of German VAT


Alexander Boensch, RENAC
Current position:
Before joining RENAC’s Green Banking Team in 2016, Alexander Boensch frequently provided seminars, course design concepts and e-learning content for RENAC since 2008.

Professional experience:
Mr Boensch trained as a Financial Economist and held postgraduate positions in the banking and finance industry with a sector focus on energy for five years. Since 2003, he has been working as a Finance Consultant for renewable energy project developers, financial investors and public utilities being in charge of structured and corporate finance, risk and treasury management, procurement of capital, bank marketing and M&A activities. During the last twelve years of working in the European renewable energy industry, Mr Boensch was involved in renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 750MW and successfully raised capital of approx. 1.3 billion EUR. In addition to his work in renewable energy finance consulting and training, Mr Boensch lectures on academic courses on corporate finance, capital markets and renewable energy economics at different academic institutions. He is also a member of the investment decision-making board of a well-established German investment company that exclusively funds renewable energy assets.

Alexander Boensch has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Economics and a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management.


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