From 20 to 24 March, in Florence, the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute is launching its first Executive Training under the EIB Climate Chair Becoming an All-round Net-Zero Investor: Integrating Climate Finance, Technology and Policy.

In order to be able to support the acceleration of low-carbon investments, climate finance practitioners who can practically mount projects and integrate technological and policy considerations into their activities, are urgently required. A new generation of net zero investors needs a detailed understanding of the technological and policy risks of the funds they are setting up. Policymakers must design policies that trigger private investment and advance technological innovation. Innovators need financial and policy instruments to scale up rapidly.

This 32 hours training programme will feature trainers from the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) amongst others.

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Structure a climate investment, integrating technological, policy, and financial considerations;
  • Identify business opportunities in climate policy, including through carbon markets;
  • Outline a path to technological and commercial maturity for a given low carbon innovation;
  • Defend a bankable project and/or equity investment in front of an investment committee or public funding body.

To promote knowledge transmission, the Institute is supporting the EIB Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets (“EIB Climate Chair”) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

Held by Prof. Jos Delbeke and set within the EUI School of Transnational Governance, the Chair engages with policy-makers in Europe and around the world on questions related to carbon pricing and sustainable finance covering policies in the fields of energy, industry, transport, trade, agriculture and forestry. It connects the EUI’s research and training resources with the EIB’s expertise in both financial and non-financial aspects of climate interventions, for example through the organisation of joint scientific events.