At the ABBL, financial education is one of the cornerstones to our corporate social responsibility strategy. We have long been advocating for a better integration of finance in the public education system. That is why we initially created the Fondation ABBL pour l’éducation financière through which we have been conducting various programmes, such as the Woch vun den Suen or the Zuumer Academy.

More recently, our Sustainability & Conduct team has developed a new workshop on the subject of responsible finance which covers the basics of ESG investing, the role of banks in sustainability, and how to watch out for greenwashing. Since April, we have been able to hold our workshop in several schools in Luxembourg, including the Lycée Vauban, the Lycée Atert Réiden and the Lycée Robert-Schuman. We even brought along some of our members who were able to provide some insights to students about real sustainability-related projects they had the chance to work on. This workshop was made possible through the Sustainable Entrepreneurial Schools initiative resulting from a partnership with SCRIPT and the General Directorate of Middle Classes of the Ministry of the Economy.

Our workshop has proven there is a clear interest from today’s youth in ESG-related matters and that we have a sizeable opportunity to raise awareness amongst students on the role of finance in the transition to a more sustainable economy. Going forward, we will be looking to upscale the number of our interventions and to involve ABBL members even more.

Are you involved in sustainable finance? If you’d like to share what you know and what you do with tomorrow’s generation of investors, please reach out to us.


Contact persons:

Thomas Collin - Sustainability Officer
Jessica Thyrion - Financial Education Adviser