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ESG and Innovation in Sustainable Financing: Structuring Solutions to Bridge Funding Gaps /

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Funding ranks as one of the greatest challenges faced by nation-states building sustainable infrastructure. The delivery of environmental and social (E&S) objectives demands levels of financing that cannot be met by national governments and development banks alone.

Projects and other initiatives must increasingly be structured to facilitate the participation of commercial banks and investors, and source the level of financing that is urgently required to transition to greener economies and deliver other E&S goals.

Through comprehensive technical coverage and relevant case studies, this highly practical programme looks carefully at the key issues surrounding the successful structuring and arrangement of, and participation in, financing of sustainable economic initiatives. This course will explore the measurement of E&S impact and the capital structuring of existing firms and special purpose vehicles. It also looks at the sources of revenue generation for the parties involved, such as fees and carbon credits, as well as net interest income.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand ESG, sustainability and climate change in a global context
  • Appreciate the role of financial structuring in facilitating participation in sustainable initiatives
  • Understand project finance for environmental and social enterprises
  • Understand Green Bond and Social Impact Bond markets and investor objectives
  • Appreciate the purpose of loan syndication in facilitating participation across financier constituencies
  • Analyse the role of different participants, their funding types and Interactions

Key Topics

  • ESG, sustainability and climate change – green investment opportunities, funding requirements, and implications for the whole financial sector
  • The roles of key participants, including government bodies, commercial and development banks and investors
  • Collaborate funding and project finance
  • Green Bonds and Loans and the “greenwashing” issue
  • Loan syndication structures with banking and investor participants
  • Key funding types: grants, equity, guarantees and senior and subordinated debt tranches
  • Maximising the “additionality” of external funding

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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