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The Five Key Trends That Will Shape Sustainable Finance In 2022

26/10/22 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


What Are The Five Key Trends That Will Shape Sustainable Finance In 2022?

Masterclass overview:

The Sustainable Finance and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) reporting landscape is changing rapidly from one that started as voluntary and fragmented, to one that is going to be regulated and unified. This TWIMS Masterclass will explore the key trends that are likely to influence and change the sustainable finance landscape in 2022 and beyond as well as examine what the knock-on implications will be for organisations. The movement to science-based target setting for reporting will also be explored, as well as how organisations should be positioning themselves for this change.

This masterclass will unpack the implications of the trends and will provide participants with strategic and practical knowledge that will allow them to critically engage with sustainable finance constructs particularly pertaining to reporting frameworks and targets as well as positioning organisations to be recipients of sustainable finance from lending and investment institutions.

The topics to be covered in the masterclass will be the following:

  • The Status Quo of the current Financial System and the pressures for change
  • Regulations coming into effect from 2022
  • Science-based targets linked to loans and bonds
  • Implications if caught greenwashing
  • The importance of the ‘greenness’ of your supply chains
  • How you can use sustainable finance as a tool to unlock organisational growth
Learning outcomes:

The day is structured to ensure all participants secure:

    • An understanding of the global ESG and sustainable finance landscape and trends
    • An understanding of the new reporting frameworks and their implications for operations
    • An opportunity to identify and apply strategic frameworks to engage with sustainable finance
    • An opportunity to gain practical experience in interacting with the reporting and finance legislationframeworks

Participants will receive a TWIMS Sustainable Finance Masterclass Attendance certificate


Who should attend? 

Senior manufacturing managers and executives and public-sector executives with manufacturing portfolios. The masterclass will be taught at a post-graduate level.

Masterclass facilitator:

The masterclass is facilitated by Liesel Kassier, the Metair Head of Green Manufacturing at TWIMS. Liesel has worked in the sustainability sector for the past 15 years. She has a Development Finance Masters (Summa Cum Laude) completed in 2019 from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and a BCom Honours (Economics) completed Cum Laude from UKZN. Liesel is currently undertaking her PhD through a partnership between the University of Sussex and the University of Johannesburg and is focusing on developing a resilience indicator for organisations. Prior to joining TWIMS, Liesel worked at the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) where she led a range of green and renewable energy research projects. Liesel has also worked in provincial government as a Green Economy specialist and chaired the Premier’s working group on Renewable Energy. In 2020 Liesel was a finalist in the REN21 Steve Sawyer Memorial global award for leading African individuals involved in Renewable Energy and was a panellist at the London Climate Action Week.

Liesel Kassier

Masterclass cost:

The masterclass cost is R4,000 per participant. This is fully inclusive of all refreshments, teas, and lunch on the 26th of October, as well as all stationery. The cost excludes accommodation.

Venue and accommodation:

The masterclass is run at the TWIMS campus, 74 Everton Road, Kloof. Accommodation is available on-site at an additional cost. Visit our page here for further details. 



8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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TWIMS Campus
74 Everton Road, Everton
Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal 3610 South Africa
031 767 5202


031 767 5202