This virtual practitioner-led Implementing Sustainability course held over two mornings on 22 & 24 October will cover key aspects of how ESG and sustainability topics feature in international Project Finance and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), with a focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Overview of the Course

  • Immersive course giving a practitioner view on the application of ESG & Sustainability principles
  • Understanding a range of topics covered under the banner of “ESG”
  • Drivers for sustainable infrastructure, concepts and acronyms
  • Current and emerging regulations, challenges, and opportunities
  • Importance of context for risk and value planning
  • Learn from real-life Case Studies and the experiences of our expert trainer

Course Agenda:

  • Overview of ESG and sustainability in Project Finance and PPPs
  • Integration of ESG and sustainability into deal process
  • Risk and value delivery in asset management
  • Sustainability linked debt
  • ‘Green’ investors and impact funds
  • Stewardship and stakeholder engagement

Delegates will be able to hear about and explore the following areas in greater detail:

  • Current ESG and sustainability themes
  • Drivers for sustainable Infrastructure
  • Current and emerging regulations, and direction of travel
  • Embedding ESG and sustainability into deal origination, bidding and execution
  • Operationalising ESG into Asset Management and portfolio delivery
  • Sustainability-linked debt
  • Green finance, greenwashing and impact funds
  • Emerging topics, including biodiversity and natural capital

The programme has been specifically designed to ensure direct interaction with our expert senior Trainer and between participants.

Who should attend?

The Implementing Sustainability course is designed for:

  • Those familiar with the basic concepts of ESG but are not specialists, looking at how to integrate sustainability across strategy, deals, risk, governance and portfolio value delivery
  • Practitioners wanting to understand the commercial application of ESG from investment strategy through to actions in portfolio and asset management
  • Experienced practitioners looking to enhance engagement with project teams, investors, business partners, public sector and civil society

Course details

Date: 22 & 24 Oct 2024

Location: Virtual (via Teams)

Format: Virtual training led by a practitioner(s)

Duration: 2 morning sessions

CPD verified: 6 points

Agenda (each day)

Course Starts: 9.00am
Course Finishes: 12.00pm

Timings are GMT. If these timings do not suit your region, this course is also available in-house and in-person.

In House Training

IPFA Learning also delivers in house training for this course which is tailored to the needs of your organisation, in global locations.

If you are planning team training for 2024/5, find out more about how we can help you:

  • We tailor the content and case studies to focus on the topics and issues relevant to your organisation
  • Your team can learn together, at a convenient time that suits you
  • A cost-effective option if you have multiple employees needing to attend a course


Contact our Learning team for more details.

Meet our Trainer

Our courses are delivered by experienced practitioners, chosen for their relevance to the country and sectors involved.


Christopher Reeves

Independent Director and Board Advisor

Christopher brings over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure, energy and natural resources, with proven track record in public limited companies, private equity investment, top-tier consulting, and hands-on project delivery.

His experience includes being Director for Responsible Investment on the Investment Committee at John Laing, Director for Global Natural Resources at PwC and leading the international operations for an environmental engineering business, working at the front line developing major infrastructure projects across Africa and Latin America. A key area of his expertise lies in operationalising ESG principles to unlock project value and mitigate risk, supporting sustainable investment strategies.

In addition to his executive experience, Christopher holds several advisory positions on various boards. He contributes to expert panels at the policy think-tank, Chatham House, mentors at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Course Fees

IPFA Member / Public Sector Rate: £650* / $850 / $AUD 1320 *plus VAT

Non-Member Rate: £795* / $1040 / $AUD 1610 *plus VAT

Multiple Delegate Discount

Delegate discounts are available for group bookings.

This course is also available in-house.

Payment Terms:

Please complete the online booking form to register for this course. Once your registration has been approved by the IPFA Learning Team, an invoice will be raised and sent to you via email. All invoices will need to be settled prior to the course date. A joining instruction containing all course information will be sent 2 weeks before the start date. By registering for this training course, you are confirming that you are authorised by your organisation to attend. Please note IPFA is not responsible for obtaining your organisation’s internal approvals.


What our learning attendees think

‘It was a privilege to have attended this insightful course led by the brilliant Alex Yew who provided a fantastic insight into PPPs, Project Finance, and current market developments. Delving into the insights via first-hand case studies and networking with peers in the industry was particularly rewarding.’

Kahema Mungili, Clyde & Co

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