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 Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth, University of Zurich


Laura de Costa Canas WWF Switzerland
Amandine Favier WWF Switzerland
Linda Freiner Zurich Insurance
Katrin Hummel Department of Business Administration
Olivier Jaeggi ECOFACT
Yann Kermode UBS AG
Dr. Julia Meyer Department of Banking and Finance UZH


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 18, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Event Date Place
Lecture September 18, 2019 Zurich
Lecture September 19, 2019 Zurich

Application deadline: August 31, 2019


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

Travel and accommodation are not included.