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Singapore launches sustainable finance courses
Asean green market will be worth US$2.95 trillion to US$3.69 trillion in next decade
The Asset 9 May 2024

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) has launched its Sustainable Investment Management and Sustainable Stewardship Development courses on its iLearn platform, a centralized training hub for investment management professionals.

The Sustainable Investment Management course is tailored for professionals keen to drive sustainable investment strategies within their organizations. It equips participants, the association states, “with the expertise to seamlessly integrate sustainable practices into portfolio management”.

The Sustainable Stewardship Development course, the IMAS says, “empowers financial professionals to lead effective sustainability stewardship strategies within organizations”.

The launch of the courses follows the release of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Institute of Banking and Finance’s Sustainable Finance Job Transformation Map (JTM), which highlights the imminent impact of sustainability trends on jobs in the financial services sector.

Most notably, the JTM study estimates that the sustainable finance market in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region will amount to S$4 to $5 trillion (US$2.95 trillion to US$3.69 trillion) in the next decade. A workforce with the necessary capabilities and skillset, the study surmises, can capitalize on this opportunity to serve the growing sustainable finance market.

To that end, across the industry in Singapore, more than 65 new executive courses and a new executive master’s programme in sustainable finance will debut this year, offered by institutes of higher learning, centres of excellence and training providers.

Carmen Wee, IMAS’ CEO, adds: “The IMAS remains committed to partnering with industry stakeholders to offer comprehensive training programmes, transform the local workforce and advance sustainable practices in the industry.”

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