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​CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing

Learn how to make a difference in your career—and the world

​CFA Society Ireland with CFA Institute is pleased to offer the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing gives you the knowledge you need to manage investments with a focus on integrating environmental, social, and governance factors. It can help you gain an edge in a fast-moving market.

You'll develop expertise in a field in high demand by top firms worldwide and become part of the solution to the top issues impacting our world.

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Exam Fees

Exam registration and online learning materials 795 USD 

Taking the Exam

Ireland exam centres- Pearson VUE test centres are located in Dublin City Centre, Sandyford, Galway, and Waterford.

Online exam option - You can also sit the exam online, at home or at your office, through Pearson OnVUE Online Proctored Exams. Exam sessions will be monitored by online proctors in real-time, via standard computer webcam and audio equipment.

CPD and PL Credits

CPD Credits - CFA Society Ireland has secured CPD credits from LIA and IoB for the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing. On passing the exam 4 credits can be applied. Please email [email protected] for the CPD codes. Proof of exam success is required by LIA and IoB.

PL Credits -  In addition, CFA Chaterholders who are successful in passing the exam may claim 20 PL (professional learning) credits. These can be applied manually to your PL tracker.

Fitch Learning Online Courses for the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing - 10% discount

We have partnered with Fitch Learning to provide you with a 10% discount for their online courses to support your study programme for the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing. Full details are here

Grant Funding from the Sustainable Finance Skillnet Network

We are pleased to work with the Sustainable Finance Skillnet Network to promote the grants being offered for the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing. The individual grants have all been allocated for the present. We are now maintaining a waitlist in the event that more grants are made available. If you wish to be added to the waitlist please email [email protected]

Generous grants are available to individuals and to firms that wish to make a block booking.

Full details here

Please email [email protected] to express your interest.



"As an equity research analyst, this course has expanded my skillset and has equipped me with the tools I need to incorporate ESG criteria into company analysis. Earning the Certificate in ESG Investing is also a differentiating factor within my company which enhances my profile and opens up new opportunities."

Katy Hutchinson CFA, Senior Associate Equity Research Analyst, Impax Asset Management

"The content is broad enough in scope to make it accessible to budding ESG practitioners, whilst also covering topics in sufficient detail to enhance the knowledge of those with more experience in the ESG space. The topics covered span all the major aspect of ESG and sustainable investing from the overall ESG market to ESG Portfolio Analytics and Portfolio Construction. The content is very comprehensive, well-referenced and provides a clear framework to gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of ESG matters."

Eoin Diffley CFA, Index fund Manager, Irish Life Investment Managers


Brochure (pdf)

Information Session Oct 2021, recording