The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) educational
platform, the ICC Academy has gone live today – providing millions of
business professionals and students around the globe with access to a new standard in
business education.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, OCBC Bank, Banco
Santander, and Standard Bank have been announced as “early adopters” of ICC Academy
training courses.

Launched earlier this year, the ICC Academy has now opened
its virtual doors and unveiled its online curricula of courses – all designed and taught by leading
industry experts – and its groundbreaking Learning Management System.

Five banks – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, OCBC
Bank, Banco Santander, and Standard Bank – will be ―early adopters‖ of the ICC Academy,
enabling employees to access its initial trade finance programmes. The Academy’s trade finance offering
features over 70 online courses and two global certificates in trade finance (the ―Global Trade
Certificate” and “Certified Trade Finance Professional”). These initial courses have been designed
drawing on the expertise and experience of the ICC Banking Commission – comprising more than 600
members across 110 countries.

ICC Academy courses feature insights from senior business
leaders and policymakers, and can be accessed online by prospective students – professionals,
academics, tertiary students or members of the general public – anywhere in the world, at any time.
Not only does this make it convenient for those with busy schedules, it also means that students in
regions where physical access to training is limited can have equal access to world-class professional
education. What is more, upon completion of courses, students receive globally-recognized certification
of their professional skills.