History of Finance

History of Finance

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Did you know that the ‘traditional’ way of financing and sustainable financing has the same origin story? Learn with us, as we unpack the history of finance.

Course Description

Walk with us through time as we trace the history of sustainable finance. Find out how finance evolved from the very first banks in the 15th century, to the industrial revolution in the 1800s and finally with the onset of modern-day sustainability movements starting in the early 1960s.   

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the history of sustainable finance. 

  • What is the difference between traditional finance and sustainable finance? 

  • Understand how the present-day banks have evolved to incorporate sustainable finance. 

  • Explore the different sustainable initiatives taken by the financial sector.  


Prajeeth Sitherasenan



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