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Upskilling in Green - Courses & Qualifications

Updated: 5 days ago


Recent years have seen the demand for ESG expertise and skills skyrocket, not just in the funds industry but across the board. Several new courses and qualifications have come on stream, covering everything from broad environmental science and sustainable finance to for example ESG investing and the circular economy - and numerous other themes in between.


You may be interested in learning and studying more in this field either for personal or professional reasons, or both. Depending on your particular interest, goals, time availability and how in-depth you want to go, there is a wide range of courses and qualifications to choose from - and the list is ever-growing. Our advice is to research the options fully before making a commitment and if possible, talk to others who have either completed those courses or are in the process of doing so.

Current Courses on Offer


UCD


Undergraduate Courses

- Sustainability: Environmental Science & Engineering

- Sustainability: Social Sciences, Policy and Law


Postgraduate Courses

- Environmental Sustainability (MSc, Grad Dip, Grad Cert)

- Sustainable Development (MSc)


UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

- MSc in Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance

- MSc Business Sustainability


TCD

Smart & Sustainable Cities (MSc, Dip)

FutureLearn.com (in conjunction with TCD)

Achieving Sustainable Development


IOB

Professional Certificate in Responsible & Sustainable Finance




DCU

Business Ethics: An Introduction to Ethics for Business Leaders






SustHub – The Sustainability Training Hub

1. Sustainability – 3 levels

2. Carbon – 3 levels

3. Circular – 3 levels

4. Sustainability & ESG Reporting – 3 levels

5. Design, Strategy Innovation & Sustainability – 3 levels


Skillnet - Training for enterprises in the sustainability sector






Fitzwilliam Institute

Diploma in International Management and Corporate Social Responsibility


SGS Ireland Ltd

Corporate Responsibility Training




University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

- Various courses.







CFA Society

- Certificate in ESG Investing



Erasmus University Rotterdam

Principles of Sustainable Finance





PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) Academy

- Getting Started in RI / Foundations in RI / Advanced RI Analysis / RI for Trustees





Ellen MacArthur Foundation

- Training in the Circular Economy







GARP

- Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate






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Above we list just some of the courses and qualifications currently on offer - there are many more and we will update the list with further options as they arise. In fact, if you are are aware of, currently studying for or have completed any other qualification or training in this area, do let us know at info@greenteamnetwork.ie.


In the months ahead, we will share with you some feedback from colleagues in the funds industry who are completing some of the courses as part of the Upskilling in Green Series. As the Green Team Network is all about us sharing ideas and experiences related to tackling climate change, we hope you will find this helpful.


Here are the three courses reviewed so far:

https://www.greenteamnetwork.ie/post/upskilling-in-green-series-1-certificate-esg-investing

https://www.greenteamnetwork.ie/post/upskilling-in-green-series-2-responsible-sustainable-finance

https://www.greenteamnetwork.ie/post/upskilling-in-green-series-3-sustainable-finance-cisl-university-of-cambridge




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