ESG Investing Certificate
(CFA Institute)

Environmental, Social, and Governance issues in Investing

These non-financial factors (ESG) are increasingly being applied as part of investors' analysis process to identify risks and growth opportunities in the companies in which they invest.

Start your ESG® Investing CFA Institute Certificate preparation journey with training courses and resources designed by our experts.

This training will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your studies and allow you to master both the technical knowledge and the practical aspects of the exam.

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ESG Live In-Person or Online Courses

Your ultimate real-life classroom experience, combining the benefits of instructor-led classes with interactive feedback, complete set of study materials and support all the way.  

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ESG eLearning OnDemand

Designed for busy professionals, this format is ideal if you cannot attend classes but need the support of experts and key review tools.

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Tailor-made ESG training - Private Tutoring

Top Finance also supports your preparation through one-on-one sessions with expert instructors adapted to your individual needs.

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ESG Investing Courses

Top Finance, gets you ready for your ESG Investing Certificate exam thanks to its comprehensive program, available in classes led by expert instructors or online. 

2-Day Training

16 Hours

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Study Materials
  • Personalized Follow-up
  • Location: Paris & Online
  • Language: English & French

What is the Certificate in ESG Investing?

Curriculum for the Certificate in ESG Investing

View the 2023 Syllabus here

  • Overview to ESG and the ESG Market 8% to 15%

  • Environmental Factors
    8% to 15%

  • Social Factors 8% to 15%

  • Governance Factors 8% to 15%

  • Engagement and Stewardship
    5% to 10%

  • ESG Analysis, Valuation and Integration
    20% to 30%

  • ESG Integrated Portfolio Construction and Management
    10% to 20%

  • Investment Mandates, Portfolio Analytics and Client Reporting
    5% to 10%

ESG Investing Certificate Exam Format

The exam is a computer-based test with 100 questions to be answered in 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

The ESG® Investing Certificate syllabus is updated every year on December 1st to ensure that the content of the qualification remains relevant to the current financial services industry landscape. 

All candidates sitting their ESG® Investing Certificate exam after December 31st each year will be tested on the new syllabus. It is highly recommended that all candidates study from the up-to-date syllabus.

Why get the Certificate in ESG Investing?

The right career choice

The ESG® Investing Certificate is suitable for anyone willing to improve their understanding of ESG issues and working in:

  • Sales & distribution
  • Wealth management
  • Product development
  • Financial advice
  • Consulting
  • Audit / Control

Get the skills

  • Develop the skills and competences to fulfill both your fiduciary responsibilities and your firm’s responsible investment mandates.
  • The Certificate will enable you to expand your ESG knowledge (Factors, Impacts, world trends...) and stay ahead in your field (valuation, ESG integration). 
  • The skills learned will be equally applicable to all asset classes. 
  • Gain a unique and practical qualification today.

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