ABOUT US

ED4S is a mission driven, impact first, for profit organization based in Montreal, Canada.

Our Mission

Helping to create a world where business sustainability awareness and alignment enables systems level change.

We are delivering on our mission by empowering organizations to achieve their sustainability goals by providing  innovative, adaptive, and scalable employee training and contributing to the organizational capacity building.

Sustainability

planet

We are committed to measuring and offsetting our carbon footprint (scope 1 & 2) as of 2023

people

We actively strive for diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and continuous learning and skill-sharing

giving back

We volunteer our time to help other mission driven organizations and individuals

SUPPLIERS

Being mindful of our suppliers and partners, we prioritize local businesses that are embracing sustainable practices

 
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OUR STORY

Ed4S began as a passion project, when the founder, Maria Maisuradze having assisted the PRI Quebec conference saw a pressing need to create a systemic approach to education on ESG and Sustainable Finance topics and drive conversation beyond ESG 101.
The potential to create solutions that allow anyone to get educated on sustainability topics was the main driver. Excellent student feedback for our first course ESG & Sustainable Investing 101 and appetite for similar courses has transformed a project and resulted in creation of Ed4S.
 

Our Why

At Ed4S Academy, we believe that time and knowledge are two of the most valuable assets that each one of us owns. Scarcity of time and abundance of knowledge available through the internet creates a need for high quality and efficient way to learn.

The ever-evolving nature of the sustainability subjects make it difficult for educational institutions to adopt and adapt ESG concepts. Meanwhile, there is an increasing demand for professionals who are educated on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the business world.

Our Team

We are a team of passionate individuals with expertise in multiple backgrounds including education, finance, sustainability and videography.

We leverage on the best research out there and subject matter experts to create short  ESG courses that empower people to work together on sustainability initiatives.

We work with industry experts to review content that we create in order to offer quality education that is also affordable to everyone.

 
Maria Maisuradze, CFA

Maria Maisuradze,
CFA, FSA

Founder and Course Architect

Maria has over 12 years of experience in the investment and corporate finance field.  Throughout her career she led multi-stakeholder projects and  developed training programs for corporate and non-for-profit organizations. Through multiple initiatives, she has worked with asset managers on various sustainability related projects.
Maria is a CFA charterholder and SASB - FSA Credential Holder.

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Poonam Maskeri

R&D Project Manager

Poonam is an environmental scientist by training, with over 7 years of cross-sectoral experience in environmental research and sustainability analysis. 
Her role is to bring creative solutions-based approach to program development, implementation and management.

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Valeri Nogaideli

Video Creator

Valeri is an architect by training with over 8 years of professional experience in design. He masters various video creation and editing software tools, constantly striving for perfection he takes our video courses to the next level.

Alexandre Poulin

Alexandre Poulin

Content Contributor

Alexandre contributes to the course content creation, quality assurance and research and development.  His education in sustainable finance field ranges from GRI certification to Sustainable Investing Professional Certification courses at Concordia University.

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Robert Rankin

Narrator

Rob is our voice talent with years of experience creating professional, natural, warm and inspiring voice recording and post-production. He has worked with companies such as  Bamboo Capital Group, Prudential Insurance, Honda.

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Sonya Santolin

Advisor, Strategy

Sonya is a corporate responsibility and governance expert with legal and ESG experience. Her multidisciplinary background helps us think systemically during our strategy development and ensure a good governance during the execution. Her passion is helping businesses become better citizens. 

OUR ADVISORS

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Lucie Bourgeois

Advisor, Strategy

Lucie brings more than 20 years of executive leadership in large multinationals across Canada and internationally in the areas of strategic planning, change management, human resources and corporate social responsibility (CSR). She has led multiple wide-scale global transformations within the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Insurance and Health industry.

Andrea Danielle Wong

Andrea Danielle Wong

Advisor, Communications

Andrea is driven corporate and financial communications strategist with extensive experience in developing and executing strategies for announcing financial results, managing organizational change, M&A, and investor relations that deliver against business objectives.

OUR ASSOCIATE TRAINERS

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Nawar Alsaadi, FSA, SIPC

Shareholder Engagement
ESG Integration
Portfolio Management

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Clarisse Simonek, CFA

ESG Integration
Capital Markets
Climate Finance

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Sonya Santolin


Corporate Governance
Climate Leadership
Responsible Banking

 

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Dr. Tom Herbstein


Climate Risk
Climate Modeling
Insurance

 

 
 

Partners and Collaborators

Our Clients

Individuals
Individuals

Sustainability Self-Starters looking to launch a career in ESG and Sustainable Finance

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Corporates
Corporates

ESG Training for Employees to accelerate achievement of their ESG goals

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NGOs
NGOs

Providing ESG Training for their stakeholders to enable collaboration and move forward faster.

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