Sustainable Finance

Major Minor andere

The minor study program Sustainable Finance provides you with an in-depth insight into the role that financial markets play in addressing global sustainability issues. 


Sustainable Finance is defined as the integration of non-financial criteria such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into long-term financial decision-making. These factors also include systemic financial market risks. The importance of these criteria is increasingly recognized in Switzerland and internationally. The minor study program combines courses on Sustainable Finance in banking and finance with relevant courses from related disciplines and Faculties, thus enabling a sound interdisciplinary understanding and useful multidisciplinary skills.

Through the diverse range of courses, you will learn how sustainability considerations affect the financing and strategy of companies, investors, and financial institutions. You will study how financial markets and their economic policy and regulatory frameworks interact with the sustainability strategies of diverse stakeholders. The study program will enable you to systematically incorporate sustainability considerations into diverse roles in banking and finance or research to develop financial solutions to global sustainability issues. Choosing the new minor program ensures you a well founded specialization in the young field of Sustainable Finance.

Career prospects

The specialization in the minor study program Sustainable Finance offers excellent conditions for career entry in banking and finance, where sustainability criteria are becoming increasingly relevant, with local or international companies from a wide range of industries.

Sustainable Finance is available as:

Minor program: 30 ECTS credits.
Can be combined with the following major programs:
Business and Economics  
Banking and Finance    
Business Administration    
Management and Economics