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ESG Issues in Investing: What, Why, and Why Not : ESG 100 - Online course by CFA Institute

posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:28 AM by Biharilal Deora CFA

A clear and simple introduction to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues in Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing (SRI), ESG-100 is an introductory resource designed to help learners gain an understanding of the fundamentals of ESG issues in SRI. The course contains a series of 100 questions designed to challenge learners and provides explanations to cement understanding. While not required, some prior investment education (e.g., BSC finance) and/or work experience (e.g., junior analyst) can be helpful to best understand the concepts presented.  

We Strongly urge you to take this online course to gauge the issues in the respective companies you are analyzing and excel in the research challenge.

The course contains 12 progressive sections based on the following topics:

  • Types of ESG issues
  • Why ESG issues are important in SRI and how they can be overlooked in traditional investing styles
  • Methodologies investors use to incorporate ESG issues into their investment decision-making process
  • How fiduciary responsibility relates to SRI
  • Financial performance of SRI
  • Principles-based frameworks relevant to SRI
  • Social finance
  • Environmental assets
Please login to  CFAInstitute website and Access the course here :

The course is expected to take between 1 and 2 hours to complete. This content is provided for continuing professional development purposes and is not intended to be used as a substitute for study for any CFA Institute candidate program.