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Advanced Programme on Sustainable Finance: Sustainable Finance in Transaction Banking

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Global sustainability challenges – including climate change, natural resource depletion, and rising inequality – are affecting the commercial environment in a way that presents both risks and opportunities for the financial sector. 

The "Advanced Programme on Sustainable Finance” courses are giving you the tools needed to address and take advantage of these changes. The course topics including ESG, are perfect for investment professionals, management consultants, and financial analysts of all types, as sustainable finance is increasingly important to help finance professionals understand how a company manages risks and opportunities created by market and non-market shifts.

This program consists of a series of training courses specifically designed around certain themes.
These courses are:



Total price *

Members: € 550
Non-members: € 650
Partners/ BZB: € 550
Incompany: tailor-made, prices on request

* Are you entitled to an allowance or subsidy?
* Price: service in the context of continuing professional training, exempt from VAT

CPD Hours Banking: 6h sector specific
Compliance: 6h

Continuing Professional Development

Available dates

19/06/2024 - 09:00u - 17:00u - Advanced Programme on Sustainable Finance: Sustainable Finance in Transaction Banking

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Please let us know you're interested in this training should there be no date available, the planned date does not suit you and/or this session is full. As soon as about 5 people are registered on the interest list, we will propose a new course date. Your registration on the interest list is free of charge and without any obligation.

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Target group

These advanced training courses (with preliminary basic introduction if requested) can be followed by various target groups in financial institutions:

  • Relationship, sales and portfolio managers in banks, insurance companies and investment firms
  • Staff in risk, compliance, internal audit and legal departments
  • Front and Middle office middle management, both commercial and supporting functions

Required prior knowledge

Advanced level training: this training requires a general basic knowledge of the subject.

Preparation: Persons wishing to take the course are strongly advised to have completed the E-Learning "Introduction to Sustainable Finance" 



  • The Carbon analysis
  • Transaction banking – characteristics – pillars
  • Cash Mgt & Online services – Securities – Trade & Trade finance
  • Trade associations (ICC, BAFT) – the value chain sustainability scope
  • Stakeholder views & perspectives
  • Regulation - determining the regulatory and policy issues
  • The value chain & Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • The Circular Economy
  • ESG tooling & frameworks (GRI, CDP, IIRC, ISSD, IFRS…)
  • Sustainability/ESG & disruptive technologies – use cases (Big Data-AI-ML-Blockchain)
  • Business case with supply chain example including impact analysis and possible mitigation actions

Target audience: in addition to above, special interest to commercial & transactional banking staff, Payments, Trade and Securities.



  • Duration: 1 day of training (6 class hours)
  • Hours: 09:00 to 17:00
  • Location: Febelfin Academy: Phoenix building, Koning Albert II-laan/Boulevard du Roi Albert II 19, 1210 Brussels
  • Language: This training will be given in English


You follow a ‘Classroom training’ face-to-face in a group. You, the other participants and the teacher are all present in the same classroom at an agreed time. There is an opportunity for interaction and feedback, both from the participants to the teacher and vice versa. The teaching material consists as a basis of a presentation via the MyFA learning platform, supplemented with various other items (such as digital syllabus, presentation, audiovisual fragments, etc.).

Course material: PowerPoint presentation (slides);


Daniel Verbruggen
Risk, finance & treasury