Length: 1 hour video, 1-2 hour reading

Format: video, quizzes, additional resources

Price: 25.00$ CAD

Certificate: Upon completion

 

ESG & SUSTAINABLE INVESTING 101

Foundational course in sustainable finance

Course Curriculum
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Learning Outcomes

Discover the evolution of Responsible and Sustainable Investing

How ESG criteria have been used over decades and what is shaping the market.

Learn basic terminology and leading frameworks in ESG field

Understand the difference between ethical investing and risk management. Discover SASB, TCFD, PRI and SDG.

Understand various environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors

Climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity loss, workforce diversity, board independence, cybersecurity.

Bridge ESG factors with financial performance 

Implications that ESG factors can have on company's costs, assets and market share.

Discover main ESG Investing strategies

Overview of 7 main investing strategies used and their performance compared to traditional benchmarks.

Apply your knowledge through a case study analysis

Consulting sustainability reports and financial statements of a fund to answer assigned questions.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Maria Maisuradze, CFA, FSA Credential Holder

Maria has worked in the investments and corporate finance industry for over a decade. She started her specialization in Sustainable Finance and ESG topics in 2018 through Impact Investing field and is now fully dedicated to education and collaboration in the sustainable finance space.

 

Maria holds a bachelor of Finance from John Molson School of Business, she is a CFA charterholder, and holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Maria is also a Co-Creator and a Manager of Sustainability Ecosystem housed at Concordia University where she creates deep-dive training sessions on ESG topics. She is also a member of CFA Montreal’s ESG committee and SASB Quebec Working Group.

EXPERT REVIEWER

Marie-Josée Privyk, CFA, RIPC, FSA Credential

Marie-Josée draws on nearly 30 years of experience in capital markets, as an Analyst, Head of Investor Relations, and Advisor.

 

Marie-Josée holds a B.Com. in finance from McGill University and a certificate in Applied Communications from Université de Montréal. She is a CFA charterholder, and holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), as well as the Responsible Investment Professional Certification (RIPC) designation from the Canadian Responsible Investment Association. She has also successfully completed the Advanced Responsible Investment Analysis course from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s PRI Academy.

 

Marie-Josée is a member of the Canadian Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (SASB).