12 hours of online training on Sustainability in Trade and Trade finance. The training is designed to be an introduction to the E&S issues, sometimes referred to as sustainability issues, that are frequently encountered, managed and mitigated in the course of daily trade finance business activities.

This training will provide you with the know-how, insight and common guidelines into international best practices in the area of sustainability (ESG – environmental, social and governance) in trade and trade finance.

Number of teaching lessons : 7 Lessons Duration : 12 hours
Level : Beginner/Intermediary Language: English
Credit category : 12 CPDs for CDCS, CSDG and CTFC

Each trainee completes an end of course assessment. This involves a series of online multiple-choice questions covering all aspects of the course. On successful completion of the Assessment module, trainees will receive a Certificate of Achievement detailing their personal results. To qualify for a Certificate a minimum score of 55% must be achieved.

This course contains 3 key modules, containing 7 lessons, 6 case studies and an assessment at the end of the course to test your understanding of the training material.

The case studies include E&S considerations when financing a particular transaction.


  • Lesson 1 - Global environmental and social (sustainability) issues and themes
  • Lesson 2 - Environmental and social issues in trade
  • Lesson 3 - Why do environmental and social issues matter for banks?
  • Lesson 4 - International environmental conventions/regulations related to trade
  • Lesson 5 - International E&S standards and guidelines for banks and trade finance
  • Lesson 6 - Environmental and social risk management frameworks
  • Lesson 7 - Managing environmental and social risks in trade finance


  • Case study 1 – Furniture manufacturer
  • Case study 2 – Palm oil
  • Case study 3 – Beef
  • Case study 4 – Coffee
  • Case study 5 – Hydropower
  • Case study 6 – Wind power

MODULE 3: Assessment

The assessment enables the trainee to test their understanding of the course training material.

  • Online Training - access material anytime, anywhere
  • Save time and money – no travel and subsistence costs
  • Self-paced – trainees take the course at their own speed to match their requirements
  • Content written by Trade and Trade Finance Sustainability experts
  • Earn 12 CPDs for CDCS ®, CSDG ® and CSCF ® recertification
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement
  • Access to the training material for one year

Discounts are offered for multiple orders as follows:

  • 1 to 9 trainees - €450 / trainee
  • 10 to 49 trainees - €400 /trainee
  • 50+ trainees - €350 / trainee

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