Sustainable and green finance

Deadline for application

11 October 2024

Please note

Active participation in the form of a short presentation on green finance initiatives is mandatory.


The signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change on 12 December 2015 marked a milestone for the world and the global economy. Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require a transformation of the financial system, its culture and its incentives. In this context, sustainability means making economic prosperity long-lasting, socially inclusive and less dependent on the exploitation of finite resources. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, several initiatives have been launched. Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) began its activities in January 2018. The network members agreed on an agenda which includes sharing experiences and identifying best practices with regard to the supervisory and macrofinancial dimensions of climate-related and environmental risks as well as on options to scale up green financing. The 2020 BIS publication titled “The green swan” discussed the role of central banks in green and sustainable finance over more than 100 pages.  

March 2018 saw the European Commission unveil its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU’s climate and sustainable development agenda. In April 2019, the European Parliament endorsed legislation including the regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks. In addition, it adopted conditions and a framework for a unified classification system (“taxonomy”) regarding sustainable economic activities. In addition, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks in 2022.

In view of recent developments, this expert panel aims to provide an overview of current regulatory activities in the field of sustainable finance. It will discuss the possible effects of these developments on the financial system as well as the challenges and opportunities they present. Moreover, the panel will offer a platform to discuss what role supervisory authorities and central banks should take, or – in other words – “How green do supervision and regulation need to be?”   


  • Overview of current regulatory developments and initiatives 
  • Discussion of the effects on financial systems: challenges and future potential 
  • Discussion of the role of supervisory authorities and central banks 

Target group

The course is aimed at experts in banking supervision, financial stability from central banks. They should have a thorough understanding of interdependencies within financial systems, knowledge of banking supervision and regulation. They should also have a grasp of current regulatory developments with respect to sustainable and green finance worldwide. Active participation in the form of a short presentation on green finance initiatives is mandatory.

Registration deadline: 11. October 2024, 23:59 p.m.