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If you have any questions about the PRB Academy and the courses on offer, you may find the answer has already been addressed in the FAQs listed below. If your question is not listed, please contact us for assistance.

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Here, we answer the most commonly asked questions, including queries about the Academy curriculum, pricing, language availability, and how to know the course most suitable for each learner.

The PRB Academy has been developed by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Chartered Banker Institute. For further information on the purpose of the PRB Academy as well as the organisations behind the initiative, please visit the About Us page.

The Principles for Responsible Banking are a unique framework for ensuring that signatory banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. 

The framework consists of 6 Principles designed to bring purpose, vision and ambition to sustainable finance. They were created in 2019 through a partnership between founding banks and the United Nations. Signatory banks commit to embedding these 6 Principles across all business areas, at the strategic, portfolio and transactional levels. For a detailed understanding of these principles, please click here.

If you have signed up through the website you will gain access to the Learning Portal immediately after registration and payment is taken. An autogenerated email will be sent to you so please check your spam/junk folders. 

If the organisation you work for has registered you as part of a cohort enrolment, you will gain access to the Learning Portal within 5 working days of your organisation submitting all the required information.

You will have access to the course materials for 12 months after registration.

At the Academy's launch, courses will be available in English. We will work with stakeholders following launch to understand how we can expand our offerings.

No, the PRB Academy is available for all banking professionals. The Academy supports current signatories as they embed and implement the Principles for Responsible Banking and can help non-signatory Banks prepare to become signatories. 

Due to the nature of the PRB Academy, no refunds can be provided after access has been granted to any of the PRB Academy courses.

You should follow the “forgot password” prompts on the login page. If you continue to face issues, please contact [email protected] for additional support.

Yes, you can access the Learning Portal through using the internet browser on your mobile phone or tablet (i.e., Google Chrome or Safari). There is currently no PRB Academy mobile phone app available for download.

Please contact [email protected] with your membership number and query.

Please contact [email protected] and they will remove your data from our systems. Note, if you no longer want to share your data with the PRB Academy you will also lose access to the online Learning Portal. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. 

The PRB Academy is optimised to work on the latest versions of internet browsers but we recommend using Google Chrome. Where you might be experiencing issues, please ensure you are working on the latest version of browser.

Course selection should be based on the requirements of your job role, your level of knowledge and experience, or on your personal needs and interests. If you have read the course information and are unable to determine which is most appropriate, then ‘Getting Started in Responsible Banking’ may be the best option, as it explores broad principles and concepts of sustainable finance in banking, making it suitable for everyone, irrespective of their role and experience. 

The courses are suitable for CPD purposes, noting that recognition into CPD frameworks will be at the discretion of the administrators of each framework. 

Each course will take circa 2-15 hours on average to complete.


No, there are no Professional Designations assigned to the PRB Academy. 

To evidence an individual, corporate and sector-wide commitment to responsible and sustainable banking you will receive a digital certificate and badge to share with your online network on completion of a unit. This is automatically generated on completion of a course which you will receive over email within 2 hours (please check your spam and other mail folders. If you have any issues with the digital certificate or badge, please contact [email protected].

Online learning

Our interactive, eLearning modules offer guided self-study for all learners, and ensure Academy content is accessible to a global audience.

Digital certificate and badge

Upon completion of the course, learners will be awarded a digital certificate and badge to demonstrate their commitment to responsible banking.

No entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Academy, meaning it is suitable for banking professionals at all stages of learning.