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MICROCREDENTIAL

Sustainable Finance

This UTS Open 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

Complex problem-solving has been identified as one of the top three future of work skills. This highly interactive microcredential will prepare you to become a structured thinker and planner who can design, develop and apply solutions to wicked challenges.

Under the guidance of world-leading academics in the UTS Business School, you’ll learn to use the transdisciplinary problem-solving tools and techniques employed by the world’s top management consultancies including McKinsey, BCG and Bain. You’ll explore the fundamental concepts of structured thinking and planning and the biases that impede effective decision making, gaining the skills to construct structured narratives that provide a blueprint for success.

By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to develop realistic and achievable solutions within any workplace environment.

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.

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

Price

Full price: $2,570 (GST free)*

*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.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course learning objectives

  • 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

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.

Requirements

Mandatory

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.

Participant requirements and equipment

To complete this online course you will need a personal computer with reliable Internet access and an operating system with a web browser compatible with the Canvas LMS.

Contact information

$2,570.00

START DATE

04 July

MODE

Online

DURATION

7 wks

Meet the Expert

Dr Kylie-Anne Richards

Dr Kylie-Anne Richards
Lecturer Finance Discipline Group

Kylie-Anne Richards is an academic at the University of Technology Sydney with research and teaching interests in sustainable finance, green finance, ESG and high-frequency finance. Kylie-Anne has developed and lectures the Sustainable Finance subjects offered in the Master of Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Financial Planning and Microcredential suite. She is an internationally published academic with papers appearing in ‘International Journal of Financial Engineering’, ‘Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes’, among others.

Kylie-Anne is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer and leads the implementation of responsible investment practices at Fortlake. Kylie-Anne is also a member of the Fortlake Asset Management Board and a board member of IAM Funds.

Kylie-Anne has extensive industry experience both domestically and overseas, having worked at Macquarie Group in Hong Kong as Head of Financial Engineering for the Asia Pacific. Subsequently, Head of Indexation and Quantitative Trading Research at CLSA in Sydney. Most recently she held the position of Director, Portfolio Manager at QTR Capital, a proprietary trading business, which was active in trading MSCI Global Index rebalances in developed markets globally and depository receipt arbitrage in Australia and the USA.

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Book a session

Mon 04 Jul 2022 -
Sun 21 Aug 2022
Expert: Dr Kylie-Anne Richards
  • Online learning will be conducted via UTS Open Canvas LMS and Zoom. Supporting learning recordings will be available for registered participants.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours total

Self-managed enrolments close at 6.59pm Monday 04 July 2022. If you anticipate a late enrolment, please email business.micros@uts.edu.au.

Mon 29 Aug 2022 -
Sun 16 Oct 2022
Expert: Dr Kylie-Anne Richards
  • Online learning will be conducted via UTS Open Canvas LMS and Zoom. Supporting learning recordings will be available for registered participants.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours total

Self-managed enrolments close at 6.59pm Monday 29 August 2022. If you anticipate a late enrolment, please email business.micros@uts.edu.au.

Mon 24 Oct 2022 -
Sun 11 Dec 2022
Expert: Dr Kylie-Anne Richards
  • Online learning will be conducted via UTS Open Canvas LMS and Zoom. Supporting learning recordings will be available for registered participants.
  • Online
  • 4 sessions, 4 hours total

Self-managed enrolments close at 6.59pm Monday 24 October. If you anticipate a late enrolment, please email business.micros@uts.edu.au.

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