World’s First Green Finance Certificate™ showcased at COP24

  • 7 December 2018
  • News | Press release | Green Finance

The Institute is delighted to be showcasing its Green Finance Certificate™, as part of the UK Pavilion, at the COP24 Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland from 9th to 14th December.

The Green Finance Certificate™, the world’s first benchmark qualification for Green Finance:

  • Encourages financial services professionals to enhance their knowledge of Green Finance
  • Develops the pool of Green Finance professionals; and
  • Positions the UK as the global hub for Green Finance.
Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

Chartered Banker Institute | Head of Public Affairs, Policy & Communications


Matthew is responsible for leading the implementation of the Institute’s strategic and operational plans for public affairs, communications and thought-leadership.

Matthew has over 25 years’ experience working as a senior Parliamentary/Political Affairs Professional with a wealth of skills across all areas of public affairs, joining the Institute in 2015 to help raise its profile with key stakeholders. Matthew has worked for MPs, co-founded a public affairs agency and run think-tanks providing him with considerable knowledge of the operations of regulators and government. He is also an expert in the UK Parliamentary Process.

Matthew was Administrative Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Building Societies and Financial Mutuals between 2003 and 2013 and immediately prior to working for the Institute, was Chief Executive of the financial services think-tank, New City Agenda.

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