CAS Sustainable Finance

Welcome to the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance


The requirements for successful employees of financial institutions are constantly increasing, as the complexity of the financial sector is growing. Continuing education is getting increasingly important for the pursuit of a successful career. The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Sustainable Finance at the Department of Banking and Finance offers profound academic training by providing participants with insights into the latest findings of research and practice in sustainable finance.

In recent years, sustainability considerations have become increasingly important in investment strategies and decisions of private as well as institutional investors. Besides financial targets, it has become crucial for successful financial institutions to actively consider values and non-financial decision criteria of their clients. Economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability will be key issues for the financial services industry of tomorrow.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Sustainable Finance is an executive university program with a modular structure that facilitates graduation alongside the workload of professionals. Upon completing the program, participants have acquired in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the area of sustainability in financial institutions and markets. The core aspects of sustainability in investments, banking, and corporate finance will be complemented through applied case-specific know-how.

The program combines a set of compulsory and elective courses. In choosing the elective modules, participants define their area of specialization in either investments or in finance in developing and emerging markets. The curriculum consists of in-class learning units, independent study, case studies, self-studying and written final exams.

The CAS Sustainable Finance is part of the executive education offered by the Department of Banking and Finance. For the complete program of the Department of Banking and Finance, please refer to: