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Introduction to Sustainable Investing




Date & time:

Monday 22nd November 2021, 9am-4pm


Seminar Room 1.19, Otago Business School

60 Clyde Street [Corner of Clyde Street and Union Place East], Dunedin 9016


$750+GST for private/public sectors

Up to 6 free spots for charities (subject to 1 spot per charity on a first-come basis)

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Who should attend:

Professionals seeking introductory level training on sustainable investing. Suitable for investment committee chairs, fund managers, analysts, financial regulators & government officials working on sustainable finance policies, corporate risk officers, and NGOs promoting sustainable finance practices.

What you will learn:

❂ State of the industry and emerging trends

❂ Core principles and concepts in sustainable investing

❂ Issues, methodologies and solutions around ESG data

❂ Introduction to and critical understanding of various strategies across the sustainable investment spectrum

❂ Metrics for measuring ESG performance of portfolios

❂ The risk and performance of sustainable investing approaches

NOTE: The training course will be interactive with open discussions and quizzes. An attendance certificate will be provided upon successful completion.



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Sebastian Gehricke

Deputy Director of the Climate & Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup)

Lecturer of Finance, Department of Accountancy & Finance, University of Otago


Sebastian is an integral part of the Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup), running several events and pursuing research in climate finance, sustainable investments, carbon and energy markets and derivatives. Sebastian also has financial consulting experience, particularly in project feasibility modelling and investment management. This year Sebastian is bringing the first sustainable investments course in New Zealand to Otago undergraduate students. Sebastian runs the annual Assembly of Investment Chairs, in partnership with the New Zealand Super Fund, a free event for not-for-profit’s and Iwi to gain state of the art sustainable investments knowledge.

He has volunteered through helping start-up businesses cement their business plans and sharing his personal and sustainable finance knowledge at community events.