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ESG and Sustainable Investing 101

Discover ESG investing | 2-5 hour visual and engaging course | Quizzes and assignment

Ed4s Academy


£55 inc VAT
Or £18.33/mo. for 3 months...
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2 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
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An introductory course on ESG and Sustainable Investing inspired by research and programs developed by the CFA Institute, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Principles of Responsible Investing.


  • Improve your Know-Your-Client (KYC) process and unleash new business opportunities by understanding investors’ motivations to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the investment decision process.
  • Unpack ESG terminology and standards to facilitate conversations with ESG savvy individuals.
  • Meet Know-Your-Product (KYP) obligations by understanding and distinguishing various ESG investing strategies, their objectives and their application.
  • Discover financial implications of sustainability topics for company’s long-term performance.
  • Gain ESG insights through various tools, resources and frameworks.
  • Conduct first level of due diligence on ESG labelled funds.

* Group rates are available, contact Education for Sustainability [ED4S] for more information.


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Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed


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Format : On-demand, self-paced E-learning

Microlearning: Each module is split into short video segments; total of 100 minutes.

Downloadable readings: optional readings are available and allow students to dive deeper into the topics of their interest.

Test you learning: At the end of each module, you will have access to a short quiz.

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of a wide audience. Our students come from different fields and with different levels of understanding.

Depending on the level of interest, the whole course will require minimum of 2 hours and may take up to 6 hours if all the recommended readings are completed.



Maria Maisuradze, CFA, FSA 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 of the Sustainability Ecosystem housed at Concordia University, member of CFA Montreal’s ESG committee and SASB Quebec Working Group.

Who is this course for?

  • Financial Advisors
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Investors
  • Consultants
  • Business Students
  • Curious about Sustainability


  • Basic understanding of investment management

Career path

ESG Analyst, Sustainability officer, ESG portfolio manager, ESG Research Analyst, ESG consultant

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