ED4S is a mission driven, impact first, for profit organization based in Montreal, Canada.
Empower individuals and companies to have a holistic way of looking at issues and opportunities and allowing them to make more integrated decisions to build more sustainable economies and societies.
We are committed to measuring and offsetting our carbon footprint (scope 1 & 2) as of 2023
We actively strive for diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and continuous learning and skill-sharing
We volunteer our time to help other mission driven organizations and individuals
Being mindful of our suppliers and partners, we prioritize local businesses that are embracing sustainable practices
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.
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.
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.
Founder and Course Architect
Passionate about Sustainable Finance, Maria has over 12 years of experience in corporate finance and in the recent years in education and entrepreneurship in sustainable finance field. Maria is a CFA charterholder and SASB - FSA Credential Holder.
Head of Business Development
Vittorina has over 5 years of experience in social sustainability and marketing industry. In her past roles she has crafted communications and awareness campaigns and coordinated actions with various stakeholders. She is also a recent graduate from MBA program at HEC Montreal.
Robiul is a professional motion graphics designer and 2D animation creator with over 3 years of experience in the field.
He also has a business and management knowledge thanks to his studies in Business Administration.
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 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.
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.
Sonya is a corporate responsibility and governance expert with legal and ESG experience. Her multidisciplinary background helped us think systemically during our strategy development. Her passion is helping businesses become better citizens.
Andrea Danielle Wong
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.
Partners and Collaborators
Sustainability Self-Starters looking to launch a career in ESG and Sustainable Finance
ESG Training for Employees to accelerate achievement of their ESG goals
Providing ESG Training for their stakeholders to enable collaboration and move forward faster.