The Certificate in ESG Investing in the news!

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Published 11 March at 10:53AM, inNews


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new campaign to get the word out about the benefits of the CFA Institute’s Certificate in ESG Investing.


In the coming days, you’re sure to spot several articles in La Presse+ and Les Affaires, including an interview with CFA Montréal President Odrée Ducharme, CFA, as well as first-hand testimonials from two charterholders who earned their Certificate in ESG Investing.

Our sincere thanks go out to Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA, Chief ESG Innovation Officer, Novisto, and Jason Taylor, CFA, Managing Director, Sustainability Advisory and Finance, National Bank of Canada, for sharing their experience with us in order to drive home the importance for all financial professionals to become more knowledgeable about the topic.


You can take your career to new heights by signing up for the Certificate in ESG Investing. The certificate, which has been recognized by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, is different from the CFA program* in that it offers both practical application and technical knowledge vital to honing your financial analysis and investment strategy in just over 100 hours.


The program is also 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. You undoubtedly know people who fit this profile, which is why we encourage you to promote the benefits of the certificate within the financial community: share one of the articles about the launch on LinkedIn or simply talk about the program with your co-workers and those in charge of professional development in your organization.

Learn more about the Certificate in ESG Investing


Sign up and invite your colleagues! Our info session on the Certificate in ESG Investing will take place April 1. Join Tamara Close, CFA, the CFA Montréal ESG Committee Chair, as well as Marie-Josée Privyk, Jason Taylor and Liz Oakland from the CFA Institute, to learn more and ask any questions you may have.

Register for the Info Session

This is a great way for us all to contribute to the ongoing development of our industry and the evolution of responsible investing. We hope to see many of you enroll in the program in the coming months to broaden your skill sets, accelerate your career and fine-tune your organization’s practices. And be sure to send your own testimonials to us after you complete the certificate: