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Become an Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Specialist

Join over one million professionals who work for global institutions such as Blackrock, Credit Suisse, McKinsey & Company.
  • Boost your knowledge and skills
  • Study online at your own pace
  • Get ESG specialized in just a few months
Pre-enroll now, specialist certificate available with all courses in early 2022

ESG At a Glance

Specialization Overview

Online

100%

Online learning

Video Online

Learn at Your Own Pace

With videos, exercises and quizzes

Access

Two Year Access

To our course libary

Courses

7

Total courses

30–35 Hours

Average completion time

Receive a Certificate

To verify your financial skills

How the Specialization Works

The Environmental, Social & Governance specialization is a series of 7 courses, with more coming soon. The bundle includes the following:

7 Required Courses

Take 7 required courses to build your foundation in environmental, social and governance analysis.

Introduction to ESG
Beginner
1.5 hours
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ESG Fundamentals
Intermediate
2.5 hours
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ESG Disclosure
Intermediate
2 hours
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ESG Integration & Financial Analysis (coming soon)
Advanced
3 hours
Coming Soon
Greenhouse Gas Accounting (coming soon)
Intermediate
3 hours
Coming Soon
Carbon Markets & Climate Risk Assessment (coming soon)
Intermediate
3 hours
Coming Soon
Human Capital Management (coming soon)
Intermediate
3 hours
Coming Soon
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Get Specialized

Specializations allow narrow and deep focus on a targeted subject area, with particular attention to specific analysis techniques and actionable skills.

They are designed to deepen your industry acumen and to prepare you for faster professional growth within your sector.

Environmental Social & Governance Specialization Learning Objectives

ESG - The Big Picture

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    • Describe key ESG concepts like materiality, physical climate risks, human capital management, and governance issues
    • Analyze ESG risks and opportunities for an organization or an industry
    • Differentiate between good ESG disclosure and Greenwashing, and connect ESG efforts to competitive advantages

ESG Analysis

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    • Build an ESG scorecard to measure company performance over time and to benchmark against peers
    • Calculate a company’s scope 1 & 2 emissions in order to understand and implement greenhouse gas accounting best practices
    • Explain carbon taxation and calculate the weighted average carbon intensity of an investment portfolio 

ESG Integration

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    • Explain the differences between ESG integration and ESG investing
    • Incorporate ESG factors into a financial model
    • Calculate an adjusted enterprise value based on ESG integration techniques

ESG Investing

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  • Define different types of ESG investing

  • Identify and act upon ESG trends in the capital markets

ESG & Business Intelligence

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    • Identify key data sources for ESG information
    • Translate ESG information into business intelligence
    • Create dashboards and present ESG metrics for multiple stakeholders

Taught by Industry Experts

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Lisa Dorian
Lisa Dorian is Co-Founder, Chief Risk Officer and Managing Director of CFI. As a finance executive, she gained extensive experience in governance, risk and compliance, as well as business process and strategy. She took that knowledge and experience and moved into education, where she has designed, developed and delivered related training programs for some of the largest global financial services firms, multinational corporations and professional associations.
Kyle Peterdy
Kyle is VP Commercial Banking & Credit with CFI. Kyle’s background is in commercial lending, including real estate transactions and construction project financing, where he spent significant time assessing physical environmental risks. Kyle is a passionate and vocal advocate of moving ESG issues from being a footnote in C-level discussions to the forefront of business strategy and risk management planning.
Derek Young
Derek is a Managing Director and leads the ESG Consulting Services Practice for Summit Strategy Group. Derek has over 20 years of consulting experience in ESG, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility across both the for-profit and nonprofit sector, as well as multiple public policy roles. Derek has considerable experience in developing and implementing carbon management strategies, responsible sourcing programs, and community and stakeholder engagement initiatives.

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Explore Your Career Options

Research

Conduct more comprehensive, ESG-integrated analysis to inform buy, hold, or sell recommendations

Asset Management

Be better equipped to navigate the ESG landscape in a professional investment or portfolio management role on behalf of institutional clients like pension funds and life insurance companies

Management Consulting

Support clients, including private companies, public issuers, and the investment community, in implementing effective, comprehensive ESG strategies

Senior Leadership

Make more informed strategic decisions by understanding how ESG issues create material risks and opportunities for your business

Business Analyst

Distill complicated concepts and data to help management teams drive better performance and manage risk more effectively

Corporate Development

Make more informed and nuanced decisions around organic and inorganic growth opportunities

Credit Analyst

Incorporate ESG considerations and analysis techniques into your assessment of a borrower’s creditworthiness

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Environmental, Social & Governance Analysis

Full program with all courses will be launched in early 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will these courses help me advance my career?
Reviews from students who have taken CFI courses include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. There is a proven track record of CFI graduates marking successful transitions into the careers of their dreams and this is based largely on the resources that we make available to our students upon enrolment. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulates the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst. Additionally, we offer a wealth of information through our free career resources. The unique blend of all these elements is what sets us apart from other e-learning platforms when it comes to giving you all the tools you need to create a successful career in finance.
Admission Requirements
This specialization bundle is recommended for students and professionals with knowledge or experience in environmental, social and governance analysis. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection.
What is the duration of the program?
It takes an average of 4-6 months to complete the entire program. However, you are given the freedom to complete all of the training at your own pace! Please see the "What You'll Learn" section for recommended study hours for each course to give you a better idea for your time management.
How much time do I have to complete the courses?
You will have 2-year access to the courses and all future upgrades. You can review the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is most convenient for you.
How are the exams conducted?
Students are required to complete an online assessment (MCQ's, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams at your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.
Can I download and edit the course material and templates?
Yes! You can download the resources included in your courses. All of the files needed in a course are available for download. Please note that while our study materials can be downloaded, the lecture videos are only available online due to copyright infringement issues.
How do I earn my certificates?
You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course to earn your course certificates. The certificate will then be available on your student dashboard and also emailed to you as soon as you have completed all of the requirements.
Can I take individual courses instead of completing the whole program?
Yes, you may enroll in the courses available from the program individually. Please let us know whenever you're ready to upgrade to the program and we'd be happy to issue you a unique coupon code (which will credit the amount already paid).
What currency are your courses priced in?
All of our online courses and programs are priced in USD.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept debit/credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), Paypal, and wire transfers for one-time course payments. If you wish to proceed with a wire transfer from your bank, please email us at [email protected]
Are there any additional fees or costs?
None! The program tuition includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.
More Questions?
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