This two-day course introduces participants on implications of sustainability for the banking and insurance industries: ESG risks and ESG-related opportunities for banks and insurance companies.

Target audience

The course is designed for practitioners in banking, finance and investment who want to gain an in-depth understanding of the main challenges of the financial sector and possible implications for banks and insurers, and for their products.


Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience. The course language is English.


This course of two days allows participants to increase their knowledge on implications of sustainability for the banking and insurance industry.

Course director

Dr. Annette Krauss, Center for Microfinance, University of Zurich


Dr. Christian Leitz UBS AG
Olivier Jaeggi ECOFACT
Amandine Favier WWF
Katharina Serafimova WWF
Yann Kermode UBS AG
Dr. Thomas Streiff Brugger und Partner AG


Active classroom attendance and assessment


Attestation of participation (2 ECTS).
The credits can be transferred to the CAS in Sustainable Finance executive degree program or to the MAS/DAS in Finance.


Lecture (attendance required)

Place & Date

Course duration: September 20, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Event Date Place
Lecture September 20, 2018 Zurich
Lecture September 21, 2018 Zurich

Application deadline: August 31, 2018


CHF 1’500.- tuition. Tuition covers all materials and breaks.

Travel and accommodation are not included.