Sustainability in Fintech for Beginners

Understand the impact that finance has on the environment and how to act upon it

About the course

How can finance and technology work together to help the environment? Banks currently produce 700 times more emissions from loans than office. The current situation must change, and technology can help. So how exactly does it work?

To answer this question, Marianne Haahr will guide you on the different ways financial institutions can help the environment, and the role of Fintech in this mission. Marianne has an extensive experience in this domain strongly believes that Fintech can be used to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Her goal is to reduce the carbon impact that the financial sector has on the environment through innovation and providing knowledge.

During this course, you will understand the importance of developing more sustainable solutions in the financial industry and how Fintech can help achieve that. You will also learn about the actions that are already in place and some of the big opportunities lying ahead.

Difficulty: Foundation
Duration: 30mins

Banks Produce 700 Times More Emissions From Loans Than Offices

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With this online course, you will:

Skills

Sustainability

ESG

Greenwashing

Fintech

Business models

The expert you’ll be learning from

Marianne Haahr

Nature-related finance lead at Global Canopy and at the Secretariat of the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)
Marianne Haahr is Nature-related finance lead at Global Canopy and at the Secretariat of the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). She has experience as the External Advisor on TechVelopment to the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Executive Leader at Sustainia, where she led the development of the Global Opportunity Explorer. She also has taken part in many biodiversity initiatives for finance, including a core offering of data supply maps for asset managers and asset owners to lower their data search costs. She is also the leader of the project that aims to design a set of ocean risk metrics for finance. And is currently developing knowledge pieces to an INSPIRE sustainable finance handbook for central banks.

Course Curriculum

Marianne Haahr introduces the topic of sustainability by uncovering the different ways finance can help the planet.
Are fintech founders and companies acting towards climate change. Marianne Haahr outlines current uses cases and best practices we seen in the industry today.
New business models are emerging where companies are not only focusing on financial output, but environmental and social. Marianne Haar shares how key players are adopting these business models.
We are only at the beginning of the revolution. This chapter gives uncover what we can expect in the future.

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CFTE’s brand new online learning platform! THINK produces and delivers dozens of bite-sized courses which will allow you to get a good understanding and be constantly updated about everything concerning Fintech!

Disruptive technologies and innovations don’t come on their own. They bring significant transformations and challenges both in terms of culture, people, jobs, environment and governance. Therefore we believe these topics can’t be separated from one another. 

The courses offered on THINK have slightly different approaches to the topics. You’ll find evergreen foundational-level courses which will help you get a good understanding without any prior knowledge, but you’ll also find courses that explore the players in the respective ecosystems, courses that explore the regulations of a certain field and even courses that dive deep into specific companies’ way of operating!

THINK is meant for all those professionals who want to be kept up to date with the latest developments in these fields, but don’t necessarily have the time to go through countless articles or newspapers.

Technology is deeply transforming the way financial institutions do business and manage operations. Understanding these shifts will allow you to benefit from them, and not miss out on any potential opportunities for you and your organisation.

Users and customers nowadays are more aware than ever about the environmental and social impact of their choices, as a consequence companies are putting more attention on these topics even at the cost of reduced financial performances.

Digital Assets, Blockchain, Decentralisation and Web3 are still in a very early stage. They may reshape and revolutionise our current business models, therefore we believe it’s worth  paying special attention to the innovations they bring to the table.

Understanding how technology works, its potential and its limitations is essential to properly embrace it and leverage it. Even non-technical professionals need to get a comprehensive understanding of these tools, as they will have an increasingly important role in our lives.