Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst (CESGA®)
“Assets in sustainable investment products in Europe are forecast to reach €7.6tn over the next five years, outnumbering conventional funds”
Profit from the global development and become an ESG Expert with the international ESG Training Program
TABLE OF CONTENT
ESG - an Introduction
Recent Developments of ESG integration
Responsible investing across asset classes
Investment Process Chain
Approaches of data analysis: data availability, quality, and usage
ESG Integration in Analysis
ESG Integration in Valuation
Investment decisions in the context of the investment process chain
The EFFAS and DVFA online ESG training program offers participants extensive access to study material (learning films, handouts, and case studies). The content is available to participants for six months. Depending on previous knowledge, we recommend about 70 to 90 hours for processing and preparing for the exam. After working through the material, the DVFA, in cooperation with EFFAS, offers a final examination.
The exam takes two and a half hours to complete and comprises 120 points. The exam consists of multiple-choice tasks (50%) and a case study (50%). The exam is passed if a total of half or more of the 120 points and at least 20 percent in each of the two parts is achieved.
The exam is expected to be offered four times a year. Please refer to the registration form for the exact dates. All materials and the exam are in English.
The CESGA® programme is particularly aimed at financial analysts and portfolio managers who want to integrate ESG data in their capital allocation processes, but also, in general, all investment professionals increasingly committed to ESG issues.
Other specialists such as corporate sustainability officers, investor relations, auditors and consultants will find this course interesting to develop a better understanding of the needs of capital markets in terms of ESG information. Summing up it is ideal for asset owners, asset managers, corporate consultants, financial planners, and family offices who wish to embrace ESG integration holistically.
The CESGA® Training Program consists of an international team under the scientific direction of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, University of Hamburg.
Aurélie de Barochez, CIIA
Corinne Baudoin, CEFA
Gunnar Friede, CEFA, CIIA
Hendrik Garz, PhD
René Nicolodi, PhD
Susana Peñarrubia Fraguas, CFA, CESGA
Teresa Royo, CESGA
Felix Schnella, CFA