Certificate in ESG Investing

SHORT-TERM INVESTMENT. LONG-TERM BENEFITS.

The world is changing. So is how we invest.

The power to create a better future, both for themselves and for the industry as a whole, lies in the hands of today’s investors and managers.

Register to the Certificate in ESG Investing

The CFA Institute’s Certificate in ESG Investing is a convenient, forward-looking solution to hone your current skill sets in sustainable finance and see immediate results. The curriculum was developed in consultation with leading firms and is recognized by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

MORE THAN 16,000 PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE SIGNED UP TO TAKE THE CFA INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE IN ESG INVESTING SO FAR.

The Certificate in ESG Investing offers you both practical application and technical knowledge in the fast-growing field of ESG investing so you can set yourself apart in the financial services industry. Use it to accelerate your career and tap into a global network with an ever-increasing impact.

There is a monumental gap between the explosion in the demand for investment products that incorporate ESG-related features and sustainable investing principles, and the limited number of professionals with the expertise to develop these products. With the very nature of portfolio management in the midst of transition, the best strategy moving forward is to ensure you master this knowledge.

By the end of 2020, assets invested in Canadian funds (mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) deemed to be sustainable investments totalled $13 billion, up 67% from the previous year.

Interested in enrolling in the Certificate in ESG Investing?

Interested in enrolling in the Certificate in ESG Investing?

The program is open to anyone in finance looking to gain a better understanding of ESG matters as they apply to sales and distribution, wealth management, product development, financial consulting and management, risk management and other fields.

The proposed course of study allows participants to broaden their ESG knowledge and develop the aptitudes and skills to meet their fiduciary duties and corporate responsibility investing objectives.

Read these compelling testimonials (in French) from Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA , RIPC, SASB-FSA Credential holder, Chief ESG Innovation Officer at Novisto, and Jason Taylor, CFA, Managing Director, Sustainability Advisory and Finance (SAF), National Bank of Canada, both of whom completed the Certificate in ESG Investing, in this article in Les Affaires.

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF THE CERTIFICATE IN ESG INVESTING

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF THE CERTIFICATE IN ESG INVESTING

Watch the recording of our webinar on the benefits of the Certificate in ESG Investing which two graduates share their experiences.

Certificate overview

  • Flexibility: You have a year between your initial registration and your final online exam
  • Calculate about 130 hours of study and preparation for the final exam
  • The 100-questions exam has an allocated time of 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • The certificate is recognized by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
  • The curriculum content is updated annually in line with industry trends
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