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What is the CFA ESG Investing Certificate?

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

The increasing demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments has led to a growing need for investment professionals to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to integrate ESG factors into their investment process. To meet this demand, the Certificate in ESG Investing was developed by CFA Institute in 2019 and has since become a globally recognized credential.

As of 31st January 2022, over 16,046 registrations have been recorded globally, with the majority of candidates coming from the UK, followed by the US, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, and Singapore. This certificate is designed for investment professionals in all roles, from asset management to sales and distribution, as well as students seeking a career as an ESG analyst in the investment sector.

The CFA ESG Investing certificate is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of ESG investing and as of January 2023 covers topics such as :

  1. Introduction to ESG Investing

  2. The ESG Market

  3. Environmental Factors

  4. Social Factors

  5. Governance Factors

  6. Engagement and Stewardship

  7. ESG Analysis, Valuation, and Integration

  8. Integrated Portfolio Construction and Management

  9. Investment Manadate, Portfolio Analytics, and Client Reporting

The certificate is awarded to those who successfully pass a one-part computer-based testing exam consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes.

One of the key benefits of obtaining the CFA ESG Investing certificate is that it equips investment professionals with the knowledge and skills to stay ahead in their field and differentiate themselves from other job candidates. It also helps to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities and their firm’s responsible investment mandates. In addition, the certificate is recognized by leading firms and is a prestigious qualification from CFA Institute.

ESG investing has been gaining traction in recent years, and it is expected to continue its upward trend. A recent study by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) found that ESG assets under management reached $40.5 trillion globally in 2020, representing a 45% increase from 2018. Furthermore, a survey by BlackRock found that two-thirds of global investors believe that ESG considerations will play an even more important role in the next five years.

In conclusion, the CFA ESG Investing certificate is an excellent investment for investment professionals looking to enhance their ESG knowledge and stay ahead in their field. With the increasing demand for ESG investments, this certification can provide a competitive advantage and demonstrate a commitment to responsible investing. Futuregreenworld's Qbank and practice exams were made to make it easier for candidate to absorbe the knowledge through repetition learning so don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills, knowledge and take your career to the next level!

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