At FSTC’s heart are the world’s leading financial institutions and the technology and service providers they use. Amongst the highly sought after financial function is the world of payments that has grown really complex over the years with financial institutions, retailers, wireless, device manufacturers all sneaking themselves in. An added dimension to this competition is the tug of war between smart start-ups and established players.
Green businesses – Wells Fargo provided $500 million to support customers who have made environmental sustainability a key part of their missions, including companies focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and resource management.
Students successfully completing this Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) Accredited Education program and who wish to receive the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation must pass the CFP Accreditation exam which is scheduled in June and December of each year.
The impact of the financial services sector on society and the environment derives mostly from the capital it employs – from financing infrastructure projects in developing nations to providing loans to businesses – with effects that can change the risk profiles of borrowers and lenders (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2009).
Other efforts that involved the financial services industries was the formation of the Equator Principles, a financial industry benchmark for determining, assessing and managing social & environmental risk in project financing (Equator Principles, 2009).