Programme Overview

With 5 modules delivered part-time over 9 months, the programme is delivered once a month on a half-day Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, between October and June.

Format In-person 

9 months part-time


Thursdays: 3pm - 7pm
Fridays: 9am - 5pm

One Saturday only, 9am - 5pm. 

24, 25, 26 October 2024
21, 22 November 2024
23, 24, January 2025
20, 21 February 2025
20, 21 March 2025
24, 25 April 2025
22, 23 May 2025
26, 27 June 2025
Tuition Fees €8,500

The Leading and Implementing Sustainable Finance programme is designed for senior and mid-level executives from across industry, who are focused on the implementation of sustainable finance strategies and solutions. It addresses the need for skills in sustainable finance amidst regulatory developments and environmental concerns.

The programme includes four core modules and an Action Learning Project, covering topics from sustainable finance leadership to reporting and disclosure. Distinctive for its emphasis on practical implementation, the programme is delivered by a mix of academics and industry experts. Participants will develop their skills in sustainable finance decision-making, managing risks, ensuring transparency, and contributing to a sustainable future. 

Course Highlights

  • Practical Implementation Focus: Hands-on approach to sustainable finance strategies, ensuring real-world applicability.
  • Regulatory Relevance: Tailored to current EU and global sustainability frameworks, preparing leaders for evolving financial landscapes.
  • Expert-Led Insights: A blend of academic and industry leaders imparting cutting-edge knowledge.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Develop a deep understanding of sustainable finance principles and their practical applications.
  • Gain skills in critically evaluating and utilizing sustainable finance products.
  • Enhance capabilities in transparent reporting, ethical governance, and strategic decision-making for sustainable finance.
  • Apply sustainable finance strategies effectively in alignment with emerging regulations and standards.

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically tailored for mid to senior-level executives across private, public, and third sectors who are keen to deepen their understanding and influence in sustainable finance. It is particularly beneficial for those who aspire to integrate sustainability into their financial strategies and decision-making processes. The program is ideal for leaders who are not only looking to enhance their organisation's environmental and social impact but also those who aim to be at the forefront of driving meaningful change in sustainable finance practices within their sectors. This course suits professionals who are motivated to be part of the solution in transitioning to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Professional Advancement 

The Leading and Implementing Sustainable Finance course is crafted to propel professionals into pivotal roles within the sustainable finance realm. A transformative experience, the course equips participants with advanced skills in strategic financial decision-making, comprehensive risk management in sustainability, and the acumen to initiate and lead impactful change within their organisations. This course is a platform for strategic decision-making, influencing stakeholders, and shaping the sustainable finance future of your organisation.

Programme Details

Participants are provided with the foundations necessary to implement a durable and purposeful sustainable finance strategy. 

Expand and tailor the toolkit required to implement a sustainable finance strategy in a contemporary financial system.

Participants will apply various financial strategies in the context of current sustainable finance regulation whilst incorporating the governance, ethical, and technological aids examined in the preceding modules. 

Introduces participants to the disclosure requirements facing companies and financial institutions, and the reporting frameworks best suited to communicating with stakeholders. 

Provides participants with the tools to create a map for the implementation of a sustainable finance strategy, tailored to an organisation of their choosing.


The Postgraduate Certificate course is open to: 

  • Graduates with a degree (or equivalent) with a strong academic record in any discipline from a recognised third-level institution
  • Applicants without a degree with a proven managerial track record

All applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of professional or managerial work experience and should provide two references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the programme, which together with the applicant’s academic performance during their undergraduate years and their CV will be used to select the most suitable candidates. Interviews may be conducted to clarify applicants’ motivation and interest in the programme.
Language requirements for students whose first language is not English are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90 for non-native English speakers.

Contact for course enquiries. 

Dr. Louise Gorman

Programme Director, Assistant Professor in Finance