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Become an expert in green finance




Novethic offers a course to understand the issues, risks and opportunities related to green finance and to decipher its regulatory framework.

Through four training modules, the learner will be able to understand the dedicated tools and strategies, develop a critical analysis of green financial instruments and markets, calculate the green share of a fund or a company, and know the challenges of biodiversity.

FIRST MODULE: The European taxonomy of green activities – Duration: 2 hours

A module to know the global framework of the taxonomy, its principles and mechanisms and to have all the keys to comply with its obligations.

The basics of taxonomy

  • Targets and challenges
  • Demystifying taxonomy jargon (significant contribution, thresholds, DNSH, activities in transition)

The influence of taxonomy on corporate reporting

  • Technical eligibility criteria for the taxonomy: thresholds, standards, best performance
  • Case studies: good and bad environmental reporting practices

The benefits of the taxonomy for Green Finance and its limits

  • The green share of investments, the new impact indicator
  • Limits: partial, poorly standardized data and topics not covered in the taxonomy

SECOND MODULE: Panorama of strategies and regulations in green & climate finance – Duration: 1 day, 7 hours

A module to identify investment strategies with environmental benefits and articulate commitment and reporting in green finance.

General framework

  • The major benchmarks (Paris Agreement, TCFD, etc.)
  • Essential actors and initiatives (Science Based Targets, Climate Action 100+…)

Analysis and management of environmental risks

  • Physical, transition, liability and systemic risks

Regulatory levers

  • The climatic components of the SFDR – CSRD duo
  • Mitigation components – adaptation of the European taxonomy
  • The additions of article 29 of the Energy Climate Law

Paris-aligned portfolio strategies

  • Definitions: “net zero”, carbon neutrality, “1.5°C alignment”
  • Decarbonization levers by asset class: sector allocation, categorization of issuers, shareholder engagement
  • Taxonomy and new benchmarks (PAB, CTB), alignment judges

Green finance, which products for which objectives?

  • Overview of European labels and the Ecolabel project
  • Green bonds: operation, market, variations and points of vigilance

THIRD MODULE: Taxonomy: evaluating the green share of a portfolio – Duration: 3h30

A module to identify the eco-activities listed by the European taxonomy and control the environmental impact indicators of a portfolio.

Reminders on European taxonomy

  • The 4 pillars of taxonomy
  • Operation of technical annexes
  • Examples of corporate reporting best practices

Identifying the green part of companies

  • Technical eligibility criteria for the taxonomy: thresholds, standards, best performance
  • Case studies: good and bad environmental reporting practices

FOURTH MODULE: Finance and biodiversity: strategies and tools – Duration 2

A module to understand the economic and financial risks and to understand the regulations and the new issues related to the loss of biodiversity.

Biodiversity footprint: the weight of the threat

  • Weakening of ecosystems: definitions, key figures
  • The economic value of the services provided by nature
  • International initiatives and agendas (IPBES, IUCN, TNFD, etc.)

Biodiversity risks for companies and investors

  • Risks of loss of natural capital
  • Company commitments
  • Investor strategies

Regulatory framework and impact measurement

  • French reporting obligations (Art. 29 Energy Climate Law)
  • Biodiversity footprint measurement standards


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Margot Cazeaux

Margot Cazeaux has been in charge of Novethic’s training division since April 2022. In this context, she acts as a trainer, and ensures the updating of the catalog and the commercial management of the division.

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Nicholas Redon

A Novethic green finance expert, Nicolas Redon is particularly knowledgeable about the European green taxonomy and the analysis of the risks linked to climate change weighing on portfolios. He is also a fine connoisseur of the European Union’s sustainable finance strategy.


Pedagogical approach

Novethic trainers and experts use a variety of teaching methods and favor interactivity: quizzes, surveys, interactive games, demonstrations, experiments (case studies, simulations, etc.).

Novethic training combines theoretical teaching and analysis of current events.

Educational means

In personthe room is equipped with a video projector or a giant screen, whiteboards or paperboards, as well as electrical outlets for connecting computers and telephones.

From a distance, the training is done by Teams. The exercises and moments of interactivity are provided through dedicated tools (Klaxoon, Menti, etc.) via the creation of sub-rooms or screen sharing. The PDF support is sent after the training.

Assessment methods

The knowledge of the learner is evaluated in the form of a quiz at the end of each training.



This training is intended for financial market players (managers, analysts, investor relations, ESG manager, marketing manager, financial advisers), but also for professionals within companies in any sector (general management, CSR manager, communication manager, investor relations, innovation department) and consulting firms.


No prerequisites are necessary.

Disabled access

Any request for adaptation can be studied upstream of the training according to the needs of the people. For people with reduced mobility, or in the event of special arrangements to be made to ensure proper follow-up of the training, please contact the Novethic teams.

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