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​​CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing

Learn how to make a difference in your Career—and the World


 Certificate Overview

The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing offers you both practical application and technical knowledge in the fast-growing field of ESG investing — an opportunity to both accelerate progress and demonstrate purpose.  

The certificate and learning materials were developed by leading practitioners for practitioners, and have been recognized by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an independent body that seeks to encourage investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage business risks. Learn More Here.

The Certificate in ESG Investing is owned, administered, and awarded globally by CFA Institute having previously been developed and awarded by CFA Society UK.

 Why Is The Certificate Important?

The answer is quite simple. ESG investing is here to stay. And by earning this qualification, financial professionals can stay a step ahead of the growing interest to build portfolios with a purpose.

Those who take the program will gain the valuable skills and insights needed to integrate ESG factors (environmental, social, and governance) into the investment process to help meet the needs of your clients and deliver value to your firm.

Earning the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing is not just a step in the right direction for the investment industry. It can be extremely beneficial to your career. With a much-respected foundation in ESG skills and knowledge, you can expand your opportunities in the industry by staying on top of the latest demands by investors. You’ll have the competency and credibility to provide ESG recommendations to clients to meet the needs of new mindsets and strategies rapidly changing the world of investing.


“I found the Certificate in ESG Investing helped fill gaps in my knowledge and brought together the subject in an informative and coherent way.” - (Tom U, Head of Discretionary Sales)

“A great exam. I now have a far better understanding of how and why ESG should be incorporated across all investments, rather than simply ethical mandates.” - (Matt K, Investment Manager)

“The benefit of the Certificate in ESG Investing is that it provides the requisite foundation from which investors can critically assess the opportunities and challenges posed by current and emerging practices, methodologies and tools.” - (Cameron F, Senior Manager Research Analyst)
$675 USD

100 Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Duration:
2h 20min

Study Time: ~100 Hours Recommended

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