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Sustainable Leadership in Finance Program

EMIRATES INSTITUTE OF FINANCE

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP IN FINANCE PROGRAM

This transformative leadership program empowers individuals to become a champion for sustainable finance. Master the art of integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors into your decision-making, driving positive change for the planet and society.

EMIRATES INSTITUTE OF FINANCE

SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP IN FINANCE PROGRAM

This transformative leadership program empowers individuals to become a champion for sustainable finance. Master the art of integrating ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors into your decision-making, driving positive change for the planet and society.

Program Overview

PROGRAM GOALS

A leadership program on sustainable finance that empowers leaders to integrate sustainability considerations into their decision-making processes, drive positive environmental and social impacts, and position their organizations for long-term success in a rapidly changing world. The program will equip participants with the insights, frameworks, and skills to evaluate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors and measure and manage impact.

KEY INTENDED OUTCOMES
  • Participants of the program will explore what change leadership for sustainability is and advance their related capabilities, competencies, and strategies within personal, interpersonal, organizational, and technical dimensions of change leadership for sustainability.
  • Participants will understand what it takes to be recognized as leaders in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) implementation within their organizations, with a track record of successfully driving ESG initiatives and positively influencing corporate culture in their respective institutions.
  • Participants will learn stakeholder engagement strategies from Harvard’s research, focusing on transparent communication and active stakeholder involvement.
  • Participants will strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholders, including investors, regulators, and communities. Enhanced engagement will build trust and credibility, positioning the financial institutions as leaders in sustainable finance and responsible corporate citizenship.
TARGET AUDIENCES
  • Senior Leaders: Senior leaders who possess a strategic vision for the organisation, including a commitment to sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship. Leaders who understand the importance of integrating sustainability into the organization’s overall strategy and have a long-term perspective on the financial sector’s role in addressing environmental and social challenges.
  • Experience in Change Leadership: Senior leaders who have experience in leading organisational change initiatives, particularly those related to sustainability and ESG integration and can ideally demonstrate a track record of successfully driving change and fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the organisation.
  • Knowledge of ESG Principles: Senior leaders who have a strong understanding of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles and their relevance to the financial sector. They should be familiar with industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and emerging trends in sustainable finance and responsible investment.
  • Commitment to Stakeholder Engagement: Senior leaders who recognize the importance of stakeholder engagement in driving organisational success and building trust and credibility with diverse stakeholders.
  • Financial Institutions Executives: Executives or senior leaders from financial institutions who are responsible for sustainability initiatives, corporate governance, and strategic decision-making related to ESG integration. They provide insights into organisational priorities, challenges, and the importance of sustainability leadership.
  • ESG Managers: Professionals directly involved in managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives within financial institutions. They offer perspectives on the specific skills competencies required for successful ESG implementation, as well as the challenges and opportunities in driving ESG strategies.
  • Investment Professionals: Individuals involved in investment decision-making, asset management, or responsible investment practices within financial institutions. They offer perspectives on the growing importance of sustainability considerations in investment decisions, stakeholder expectations, and the role of financial institutions as leaders in sustainable finance.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Managers: Professionals overseeing CSR programs or sustainability reporting within financial institutions. They provide insights into stakeholder engagement strategies, community relations, and the broader societal impact of financial institutions’ activities.

Target Audience

30 Senior Leaders

Target Audience

30 Senior Leaders

Program Cost

Per candidate: AED 55,000

Program Cost

Per candidate: AED 55,000

Venue/Location

Face-to-Face Sessions at EIF Dubai Campus

Venue/Location

Face-to-Face Sessions at EIF Dubai Campus

Program Duration

  • 8 weeks (Virtual + Face-to-Face): 14 May - 10 July 2024
  • 6 weeks (Self-Paced Online): 22 July - 30 August 2024

Program Duration

  • 8 weeks (Virtual + Face-to-Face): 14 May - 10 July 2024
  • 6 weeks (Self-Paced Online): 22 July - 30 August 2024

Program Schedule

  • Start Date: 14th May
  • End Date: 30 August

Program Schedule

  • Start Date: 14th May
  • End Date: 30 August

Contact

  • Leadership & Development Center Manager: Dr. Bharati
  • Email: bharati@eif.gov.ae
  • Program Registration: Email: registration@eif.gov.ae

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