Sustainability in Fintech

What can help you strengthen your understanding on fintech sustainability
Discover the crucial role of Fintech in aligning with Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Understand how to reduce the carbon footprint of finance through innovation and knowledge, making strides toward a sustainable future with our expert Marianne Haahr
The finance sector is taking the lead in steering the shift to a low-carbon world, especially crucial after the alarming IPCC report. Urgently directing approximately $6-$7 trillion annually becomes imperative for this sustainability transition according to PwC report.
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30 mins

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With this online course, you will:
  • Discover what Fintech can do for the Planet
  • Gain insights into how Fintech companies are addressing climate change
  • Understand the carbon impact of current business models in finance
  • Comprehend emerging green business models
  • Be informed about future trends in green Fintech



Climate change


Green business models

Course Lessons

How can Finance help the planet?

Marianne Haahr, Nature-related finance lead at Global Canopy and the Secretariat of the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), introduces the topic of sustainability by uncovering the different ways finance can help the planet.

What are “Fintech People” doing for the planet?

Are fintech founders and companies acting towards climate change? Marianne Haahr outlines current use cases and best practices we see in the industry today.

Exploring Green Fintech Business Models

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.

What to look out for in the future?

We are only at the beginning of the revolution. This chapter reveals what we can expect in the future.

Meet your instructor - Marianne Haahr

Nature-related finance lead at Global Canopy and the Secretariat of the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) 

Marianne Haahr is a Leading Partner and Technical Support to nature-related finance initiatives including TNFD and the ENCORE partnership. She has been leading the GDFA, a not-for-profit foundation launched in 2017 in Davos and co-founded by UNEP.
She is also building and leading a team, and fundraising as a member of strategy design to ensure continuous value for our member network of banks, investment platforms, insurers, and mobile payment providers.
She has served on the Informal Technical Expert Group designing the first version of the TNFD scoping document and also built a portfolio of biodiversity initiatives for finance including a core offering of data supply maps for asset managers and assets owners to lower their data search costs for nature and climate-related data and managed the market testing of this offering with leading members of the financial community as pilot institutions.
Marianne is leading the efforts to design a set of ocean risk metrics for finance. She has designed and executed partnerships for input into high-level policy dialogue such as via input papers into the G-20 Sustainable Finance Working Group, via design and management of knowledge partnership with the UN SG’s Task Force for Digital Financing of the SDGs and currently developing knowledge pieces to an INSPIRE sustainable finance handbook for central banks.