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Sustainable Finance

$ 2,729.00


06 May




7 wks


Avg 10 hrs/wk

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Dr Kylie-Anne Richards

Dr Kylie-Anne Richards
Lecturer - Finance Discipline Group, UTS

Kylie-Anne is an academic with research and teaching interests in sustainable finance, green finance, ESG and high-frequency finance. She has developed and lectures in the sustainable finance subjects offered in the UTS Master of Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Financial Planning and Microcredential suite.

An internationally published academic with papers appearing in the ‘International Journal of Financial Engineering’ and ‘Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes’, Kylie-Anne is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and leads the implementation of responsible investment practices at Fortlake. She is also a member of the Fortlake Asset Management Board and a board member of IAM Funds.

Kylie-Anne has extensive global industry experience, having worked for the Macquarie Group in Hong Kong as Head of Financial Engineering for Asia Pacific and Head of Indexation and Quantitative Trading Research at CLSA in Sydney. Most recently she held the position of Director, Portfolio Manager at QTR Capital.

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Dr Chris Meier

Dr Chris Meier
Lecturer - UTS Business School

Chris was awarded a PhD in Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University in 2017. He researches in the areas of asset pricing and Behavioral Finance and convenes the Unit, AFIN8018 - Investments.

Chris has published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance and Applied Economics, while outside of academia, he is an entrepreneur who has founded a number of ventures. One of his ventures is a company that provides funding solutions to the coffee industry and an online platform that facilitates commodity transactions with a focus on green coffee.

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This microcredential will introduce you to sustainable financial instruments, systems and investment decisions that can create long-term value for your organisation. Explore environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and gain insights how sustainable finance can contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


About this microcredential

The field of sustainable finance has grown in importance in recent years. This microcredential will enable you to get ahead and learn about the planet’s social and environmental challenges and the critical role of transitioning the economy to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Through undertaking this course, you will develop an understanding of the advantages and challenges of integrating ESG into investment decisions.

Key benefits of this microcredential

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you will be able to:

  • Assess the role of sustainable finance in transitioning the economy to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Evaluate concepts of financially material ESG factors in investment for long term value creation
  • Apply appropriate frameworks in the development of responsible investment policies

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Sustainable Finance (25899) in the Master of Finance. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is suitable for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge & skills in financial management, including:

  • Financial service providers
  • Financial advisors
  • Sustainability consultants
  • Fund managers
  • Policy makers
  • Marketing specialist
  • Investors
  • NGOs.


Full price: $2,729 (GST free)*

Special price: $2,373 (GST free)* this special price is available until 31 January 2024, 11.59pm (AEDT) 

*Price subject to change. Please check the price at the time of purchase.

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

Payment on invoice requests must be paid in full and reconciled by our Finance team before you can access your online course materials. Please make sure your invoice payments reference the UTS Open invoice number. You can also forward remittance advice to

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information

Course learning objectives

Successful completion of this microcredential should:

  • Contribute to the development of your business knowledge and concepts
  • Enhance your critical thinking and creativity
  • Develop your analytical skills
  • Develop your attitude and values around sustainability.


Assessment task 1: Quizzes Weighting 35%

Assessment Criteria:

  • Understanding the sustainability challenges and the role which sustainable finance plays in meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Apply knowledge of Environmental, Social and Governance within the role of long-term value creation
  • Analyse the appropriate frameworks and how these are applied to responsible investment policies

Assessment task 2: Assignment Weighting 65%

Assessment Criteria:

  • Demonstration via the responsible investment policy how an asset management firm can contribute to the transition of the economy to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Depth of analysis to identify the financially material ESG factors in long term value creation within the investment process and the role this plays at the entity level
  • Identification and application of appropriate frameworks in the development of the responsible investment policy for the organization

To pass this course, participants must complete both assessment tasks and achieve an overall mark of 50 and above (minimum Pass). The weighting for each assessment task is indicated in brackets.



To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Discounts are available for this course as follows:

  • 5% discount for strategic partners
  • 5% discount for 2 enrolments in UTS Business School microcredentials (same person or same organisation)
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni
  • 10% discount for 3 or more enrolments in UTS Business School microcredentials (same person or same organisation)

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code

  • Please contact the team at with your student number, strategic partnership details or details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. 

How to apply your discount voucher 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number during checkout. If you have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the "Have a voucher code?" prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

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Book a session

Mon 06 May 2024-
Sun 23 Jun 2024
Expert: Dr Kylie-Anne Richards, Dr Chris Meier
  • Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours total

Enrolments close on Monday, 22 April 2024, 11.59pm (AEST), or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first. If you anticipate a late enrolment, please email Note that invoices must be paid in full and reconciled by our Finance team before you can access your online course materials.


Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.