ESG

Sustainable Investments

What can help you strengthen your sustainable investments understanding? 
Guided by Duncan Grierson, CEO and founder of Clim8 Invest, explore existing actions and regulations aimed at combating deceptive practices by corporations in terms of sustainability, ensuring your financial decisions contribute meaningfully to the fight against climate change. Navigate through the complexities of 'greenwashing,' gaining the knowledge to make informed choices. 
Morgan Stanley's report highlighted a significant rise in sustainable investing interest, with 79% of all investors and a record-breaking 99% of millennials expressing a strong inclination towards sustainable investment practices
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Online Course

Format

30 mins

Video duration

Foundation

Level

Badge

On Completion

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With this online course, you will:
  • Understand the current landscape of sustainable investments
  • Learn what “greenwashing” is
  • Identify the role of Fintech in sustainability, recognizing the role of regulators
  • Understand the need to combine financial services with climate actions
  • Discover how to make sure your money is invested in truly green initiatives
Skills

Sustainable Fintech

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)

Green finance

Smart investment

Climate actions

Course Lessons

True Green Investing

In this chapter, we will be discussing the concept of “greenwashing” in the ESG space and the role of regulators in addressing this issue. We will also examine the statistics surrounding the true colour of most assets under management and the prevalence of fossil fuel stocks and Big Tech among ESG funds. By the end of this chapter, you will have a clear understanding of the challenges surrounding true green investing and the efforts being made to address them.

Climate Led FinTech

In this chapter, we will be exploring the role of fintech in promoting sustainability and the potential cognitive dissonance that exists among investors when it comes to climate change. We will discuss how fintech is helping to address climate change and the challenges that may arise in the future. By the end of this chapter, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the potential impact of fintech on climate change and the future of sustainability in the financial industry.

Meet your instructor - Duncan Grierson

Founder and CEO Clim8 Invest

Duncan Grierson has been a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the field of climate technology for 20 years. He has built several cleantech companies in waste-to-biofuel, recycling, solar and EV battery storage, wind turbine composites, and invested in many others, both hardware and software, including digital solutions for the energy transition around EV charging, virtual power plants, flexibility trading, and energy efficiency.
He has raised over £100 million in venture capital from Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Impax, Itochu, and others.
He is an investor in more than 30 businesses.
He is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Cleantech award winner and has built and invested in a range of sustainability-focused companies.
He also began his venture capital career with the prestigious TCVC fund in London, Silicon Valley, and Paris. He started his career working for the Magic Circle legal firm Clifford Chance in London and Frankfurt as a private equity attorney.