At joint online event, experts explore the increasing need for the finance sector to develop new capabilities through relevant education and training in green finance principles and practice
As the world continues to struggle with COVID-19, finance leaders are looking to build back better in delivering a green and just recovery. To achieve this, they need to be better equipped with the right education and training in order to mainstream green finance knowledge and skills.
Addressing this issue, the Green Finance Platform and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) hosted a webinar on Fostering Economic Recovery through Green Finance Education. During the online session, global experts explored how green finance education and capacity building are critical to ensure a sustainable and resilient recovery.
Participants stressed that concerted actions are needed to transform economies and spotlighted the EU Green Deal as a game-changer to guide such actions, of which education and training are essential building blocks. A first priority is education and capacity building of all financial actors to better understand, assess and manage climate and other environmental issues. A second priority is to raise awareness and educate consumers and citizens on green finance and investment.