Getting Started in Responsible Banking is the PRB Academy’s introductory course. It is aimed at all bank employees who would like to learn more about the Principles and practice of responsible banking so that they can support implementation of their bank’s strategy, serve their customers well, and reflect on what they personally can do to contribute to a more responsible banking profession and support the transition to a more sustainable world.
Aligning banking with society’s goals and embedding the Principles for Responsible Banking across the banking sector overall is a shared endeavour. Success requires policymakers, central banks and regulators, international organisations (such as UNEP FI), and banks and other financial institutions to consistently promote and support an ethos of responsible banking. It also requires building the capacity and capabilities of banks and bankers so that a strong, socially purposeful culture is developed and sustained where every professional financial decision takes account of climate, environmental and social sustainability factors.
The aim of this course is to raise your awareness and knowledge of the concept of sustainability, what it means to be a responsible bank, the key role that banks play in the economy and society, what influences how a bank is governed, and how the Principles for Responsible Banking provide a framework for ensuring that banks’ strategies, activities and operations align with society’s goals as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Key objectives are to give you a basic knowledge and understanding of:
Getting Started in Responsible Banking consists of five units:
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Your learning resources include:
Upon completing this course, the user will be awarded a digital badge.
Clients And Customers
Clients and Customers is a specialist course designed to raise your awareness and knowledge of sustainability, what it means to be a responsible bank, and how you can encourage and support your clients and customers to take responsibility for understanding their positive impacts and limiting their negative impacts on the environment and society; and how the PRB provide a framework for ensuring that banks’ strategies, activities and operations align with society’s goals as expressed in the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Climate Change is a specialist course designed to raise your awareness and knowledge of climate change, the impact that climate change has on society and banks, the impact that society and banks have on climate change, and of the PRB which provide a framework for ensuring that banks’ strategies, activities and operations align with society’s goals – including the management of climate change - as expressed in the UN SDGs, the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as other international agreements.
Responsible Banking For Board Members And Executives
Responsible Banking for Board Members and Executives has been designed for those working at the higher levels of the banking world. Those with the power to make high-impact decisions hold a unique position in our collective journey towards responsible banking on a global scale.