Certifications and awards

Getting Started in Responsible Investing

The course explores the key principles of responsible investment, uses real life case studies to illustrate the materiality of ESG issues in business, and introduces strategies for identifying and managing new approaches to ESG.

Foundations in Responsible Investing

Focused on identifying and incorporating ESG factors in investment decision making, this course is recognised as the international gold standard for ESG training.

Advanced Responsible Investing Analysis

Advanced Responsible Investment Analysis is the first advanced course to be released by the PRI Academy. The course explores and examines the use of sustainability data in fundamental investment analysis and stock valuation. The course takes six to eight hours to complete, working through a series of topics that help to identify the critical ESG issues relevant to sustainability performance, key value drivers, and overall financial outcomes.

Other Examining Bodies

CFA ESG Certification

The CFA Certificate in ESG Investing is a level 4 qualification which covers the skills required by investment professionals to integrate ESG factors (environmental, social and governance) into the investment process. 

It was the first qualification of its kind in the UK, was developed by ESG investment professionals and is recognised by most asset managers, investment managers and financial advisers.

Sustainability and
Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate

GARP has developed the SCR program to prepare candidates for sustainability and climate risk challenges. They highlight that professionals who complete this certificate will:

  • Gain the knowledge to become climate risk leaders
  • Obtain the skills to create impactful change planning
  • Be able to lead their organisation's incorporation of sustainability standards

International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE)

The accreditation, International Sustainable Finance, is aimed at individuals in the financial sector such as those working in banking, insurance, savings banks and microfinance sector.

It launches in Q4 2020.