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Heidrun Kopp
You have questions about the study program? Contact us! Heidrun Kopp, MBA MA

Head of Program
Sustainable Finance Management
University Certificate
Study Places

The Compact Seminar

The compact seminar “ESG & Sustainable Finance” is a short, compact introductory course for ESG and sustainable finance that also serves as a basis for subsequent formats.


  • Definitions and regulatory framework
  • ESG from the perspective of sustainable investments
  • Strategies & instruments for financing climate and environmental protection measures in companies


Type of degree program

Compact Seminar (Executive Program):

6 days (every Thursday afternoon and Friday)

Language of instruction

German (partly in English)


  • September 5-6, 2024
  • September 12-13, 2024
  • September 26-27, 2024


FHWien der WKW, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna


Admission requirements



€ 2,900 for the entire program


  • Early Bird discount (until 31.05.2024): 10 %
  • Discount for FHWien graduates: 10 %
  • Group discount (for 3 or more participants from the same company or organization): 10 %


Here you find an overview of the funding opportunities.

Focus & Qualifications


The focus of the compact seminar is on:

  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
  • EU Action Plan, EU taxonomy, sustainable management, supply chain law etc.
  • Greenwashing, sustainable investments, ESG impact measurement, KPIs and data management etc.
  • Overview sustainable financial instruments, climate risks, sustainability reporting, non-financial reporting, sustainable risk management, carbon accounting etc.


Our speakers are experienced experts on the topic of ESG & Sustainable Finance.

Target group

For whom is the compact seminar suitable?

The training is aimed at both experienced employees and young professionals who are (or will be) involved in ESG & Sustainable Finance in companies and organizations. For management consultants, the know-how acquired will enable them to provide a contemporary addition to their consulting services.

In the future, ESG & Sustainable Finance will be relevant for all industries and sectors.

Alumni Quotes


Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements for the compact seminar “ESG & Sustainable Finance”.


Registration is now open. Write an e-mail to

A personal information and consultation meeting is optionally available. Please feel free to call us at 0800 40 00 77-01 or write an e-mail to



  • Tax reimbursement: You can write off the tuition fees against your taxes, as long as the continuing education program is relevant or related to your current occupational field. The tax advantage depends on your total income. You could be reimbursed for up to 43.6 % of the tuition fees!
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Johannesgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    E-mail contact form
  • Tax deductibility for companies:
    Entrepreneurs can deduct continuing education costs as business expenses.
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Johannesgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    E-mail contact form

Grants in Austria

Grants at the federal state level

Possibility of support of up to 2,320 EUR of tuition fees with the Klima-Winner


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