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Singapore unveils online training courses on sustainable finance
Initiative seeks to narrow ESG knowledge gap in asset management industry
The Asset 18 May 2023

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) has collaborated with the Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC) to offer a series of training modules on sustainable finance.

Conducted on the IMAS iLearn, an online training portal for investment management professionals, the training programme will allow participants to learn at their own pace.

The SGFC, managed by Singapore Management University and Imperial College London, seeks to develop green capital markets in Singapore through high-impact research and educational programmes. The initiative is backed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and other global financial institutions.

Dave Fernandez, a co-director at SGFC, says: “Sustainable finance can be a complex subject to master given its cross-curricular nature and novelty. Training working professionals with limited time is an added challenge. Therefore, we designed these modules with practicality and conciseness as our key focuses. The goal is to provide a solid and holistic foundation for finance practitioners, enough for them to then self-develop in their day-to-day practice.”

IMAS chief executive officer Carmen Wee hopes the initiative will “elevate the level of ESG expertise in Singapore and narrow knowledge gaps in this space”.

The training programme will initially cover two courses, namely climate change management and sustainable investment management.

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