Leading and Implementing Sustainable Finance - Trinity Executive Education

Hear Programme Director Louise Gorman explain why this programme is right for you if you want to make decisions that ensure financial success and a sustainable future.

Programme Overview

Study 5 modules part-time over 9 months. Designed to fit around your work commitments, 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
Closing Date: 11th September 2024

The Leading and Implementing Sustainable Finance programme is designed for mid to senior 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?

Tailored for mid to senior-level executives in the private, public, and third sectors, this course deepens understanding and influence in sustainable finance. It is ideal for leaders eager to integrate sustainability into their financial strategies and enhance their organisation’s environmental and social impact. This program empowers professionals committed to driving meaningful change and contributing to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Professional Advancement 

The Leading and Implementing Sustainable Finance course is designed to elevate professionals into key roles within the sustainable finance sector. It is designed to equip you with advanced skills in strategic financial decision-making and comprehensive risk management, enhancing your ability to drive significant change within your organisation.

Programme Details

Learn how to effectively integrate sustainability into your financial practices to meet and exceed regulatory requirements while driving substantial business value.

Refine your existing sustainable finance strategies and learn to critically assess and enhance financial products using advanced sustainability criteria. Gain the tools to innovate and lead in modern financial practices.

Apply various financial strategies into the broader business and financial plans, ensuring compliance and driving organisational change. Explore effective leadership skills and embed ESG principles deeply within your corporate culture and operations.

Understand the latest disclosure requirements under the EU's Non-Financial Reporting Directive. Adapt your reporting frameworks to effectively communicate sustainable finance practices and address complex compliance challenges with transparency and accountability.

Develop a practical strategy to implement sustainable finance practices tailored to your organisation. Focus on aligning with your company's goals for immediate business impact and real-world application.


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
  • As a part-time executive programme, participants must be resident in Ireland or the EU.

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 jane.flanagan@tcd.ie for course enquiries. 

Dr. Louise Gorman

Programme Director, Assistant Professor in Finance