Certified Expert in Biodiversity Finance, Certificate | Part time online | Frankfurt School of Finance and Management | Germany
6 months
1050 EUR/year
1050 EUR/year
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Our Biodiversity Finance Course is designed to deepen your understanding of risks associated with biodiversity loss and empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to support the preservation of Earth's diverse ecosystems as financial actors.

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In a world increasingly aware of the urgent need for environmental conservation, this course allows you to align with sustainability and thrive in the evolving financial landscape of environmental conservation. Biodiversity finance is the key to safeguarding our planet's future while ensuring the financial institution’s long-term success.

In the foundational module, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of biodiversity and the vital role it plays in our world. Discover how healthy ecosystems are the backbone of our economy, providing essential services that underpin financial stability. This course explores the intricate link between biodiversity loss and climate change, to identify, assess, and mitigate biodiversity-related risks in the financial sector’s operations and investments. Participants delve into biodiversity finance, demystifying terms like impact dependence and double materiality, and uncovering risk management strategies. Explore tools for assessing risks and evaluating impacts and opportunities.

The course also discusses the public and private sectors' roles and helps navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape surrounding biodiversity finance.

Lastly, participants gain insights into real-world examples that have already started their journey to integrated biodiversity finance within a financial sector's strategy, processes and products. successfully.

Programme Structure

Interested participants can deepen their understanding of closely related topics in the three electives:

  • Forests are among the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth, providing habitats for countless species. Deforestation-free finance helps protect this biodiversity by reducing the pressure on forests, and safeguarding the species that call them home. Deforestation-free finance is crucial for protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change, supporting local communities, and ensuring the sustainable use of forest resources. It aligns with global sustainability goals and promotes responsible business practices across various industries.
  • Oceans are home to a vast array of marine species. Properly managed blue economy finance can help conserve biodiversity and protect endangered species by supporting them. The importance of blue economy finance lies in its potential to promote sustainable development and conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems while also driving economic growth.
  • The circular economy concept is essential for biodiversity conservation because it reduces resource consumption, waste generation, and environmental degradation. By promoting more sustainable and responsible resource management, the circular economy contributes to protecting and preserving ecosystems and the species that depend on them.


Finance experts and professionals, including retail bankers, financial advisors, asset managers, risk managers etc., and all other financial industry professionals and practitioners in the financial sector interested in the topic of sustainable and biodiversity finance.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1050 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1050 EUR per year during 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1050 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1050 EUR per year during 6 months.

Early Bird discount for registrations by July 2024


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