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LGX Academy & WeESG

How can banks tap into the sustainable finance market?

The course will give you an extensive overview of how various types of banks can tap into the sustainable finance market, manage ESG risks and apply the latest related regulations.
Why should you join?
In a special online session dedicated to sustainable banking, the LGX Academy has invited industry expert Thomas Verhagen, co-founder of WeESG to help participants find out more about sustainable banking.  

After this 3-hour sessions, participants will be able to better engage their clients, colleagues, and regulatory contacts on the topic of sustainable banking – giving them the opportunity to grasp new commercial ESG opportunities, manage sustainability risks, and better contribute to regulatory compliance.   
Course Details
29 March 2023 from 09:00 – 12:00 CEST
Teams meeting link provided upon registration
Price of the course: EUR 450 excl. VAT
A potential participant should have a general knowledge of the concept of sustainable finance, its development, and its requirements. A basic knowledge on different trends in sustainable finance including regulations and policies and relevant international standards would be a plus.
Co-founder of WeESG
Thomas Verhagen
Thomas is a former banker specialised in sustainable finance and with experience ranging client coverage, risk management, financial restructuring and product innovation. Across the Americas and EMEA, Thomas has worked with banks, asset managers, pension funds, DFIs, social enterprises, financial regulators, fintechs and universities. His drive comes from a desire to help grow businesses and institutions that successfully combine commerciality and sustainability at scale. Having previously led the banking group at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) he now holds a Senior Associateship there with a special focus on fintech for sustainability. Thomas is a co-author of the CFA’s ESG Investing certification. 
Topics covered in the course
What is sustainable banking
  • ESG and sustainable banking
  • Growth drivers of sustainable banking
  • Sustainable banking for various types of banks
Enablers and barriers of sustainable banking 
  • Socio-environmental risk management and setting lending criteria
  • Main supportive industry actors and initiatives
  • Data & information sources and tools
Engaging with clients and wider stakeholders on sustainable banking
  • Corporate banking: real estate financing propositions and sustainable banking
  • Private banking: advising clients on sustainable banking products in line with MiFID II and SFDR
  • Disclosures and sustainable banking
Who should attend?
Client-facing bankers and risk management professionals looking to better engage with their clients on the key themes of sustainable finance and to understand the risks and approach to risk management that are emerging in sustainable banking. 
Sign up today
If you are interested in enrolling for this course, please complete the form below and send it to lgxacademy@luxse.com
This event is organised in collaboration with WeESG. 

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange, which is in charge of the registrations, will not share the registered contacts with WeESG before or after the event. 

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