The Oxford team was led by Programme Director Henry González, who was joined by Amir Amel-Zadeh, Associate Professor of Accounting, bringing a combination of academic and practical hands on banking experience. Working closely with the ABN AMRO team, the development of the workshop was guided by two major design aims.
Henry Gonzalez explains: 'First we wanted to create a learning process that provided materials that covered the whole spectrum of sustainability investing. It was important that participants could quickly apply the lessons in the day to day operations. Second, was the need to cover the relevant teams across the bank’s European operations – some 1,000 individuals spread over nine locations. The programme design needed to be something that could be delivered consistently and quickly at multiple ABN AMRO offices.'