About the project

Project info

Short title: Train4ESG

Full title: Training finance sector professionals on environment, social and governance projects and investments

Funding programme: ERASMUS+ Key Action 2: Cooperation partnerships in adult education (KA220-ADU)

Project Nr: 2023-1-FR01 -KA220-ADU-0001 55643

Project duration: 1 December 2023 – May 2026

Project budget: 400 000€

Project description

During the last couple of years, the number and value of ESG investments have been growing at an unprecedented pace, as investors recognise that ESG factors will significantly impact the long-term value of their portfolios. This growth has been reinforced following the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, which increased the interest of institutional investors in ESG.

Despite this growth and interest in ESG investments, digital finance and banking professionals lack the knowledge and skills needed to understand, assess, validate and monitor ESG assets and investments. This is largely because ESG topics are new and have hardly been part of any university or professional curriculum up to date. 

Furthermore, there is a lack of high-quality courses on ESG investments, beyond simple, introductory tutorials. Train4ESG will fill in the gap in ESG professional education based on developing a novel training programme for ESG investments

The course, which will be developed during the project, will provide fintech and other digital finance professionals with the skills they need to understand, assess, validate and monitor ESG projects. In this way, the project will contribute to an increased number of effective ESG investments and will help the accelerated approval and implementation of ESG-related business plans. The project's results will become publicly and openly accessible to European digital financial professionals. Based on the project's communication and dissemination activities, TrainESG will ensure broad outreach towards digital finance organisations, while strengthening the overall impact of the results on the ESG market and the digital finance sector at large.

The open nature of the project's results will boost their adoption by Small and Medium Enterprises in the digital finance sectors, which lack the equity capital needed to invest in high-quality ESG education.

Specific objectives

We aim to achieve 4 objectives:

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