An Introduction to ESG Funds and Investing

Gain a detailed insight into one of the key global trends of 2024, ESG investing.

Course details

This CPD module on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds and investing provides essential knowledge for many practitioners working in financial services or asset management. 

This course delves into the core principles and practices shaping these impactful investment strategies.

  • Assess the advantages and drawbacks of ESG investment approaches.
  • In-depth examination of the regulatory frameworks in key markets such as the UK, the US, and Europe. 
  • Decipher the concept of 'greenwashing' and develop the critical skills to identify and mitigate its effects in practice. 

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What will I learn?

  • The concepts of ESG Funds and socially responsible investment
  • The history of corporate social responsibility and the global events that led to the emergence of ESG
  • Key administrative and regulatory differences between ESG and non-ESG funds
  • Benefits and downsides of ESG investing strategies, as well as the current trends in this area
  • The regulatory landscape in the UK, the US and Europe (particularly the influence of the
  • Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation on the fund industry)
  • The concept of greenwashing and how to spot it in practice

Is this course right for me?

The module has been designed for those relatively new to the financial services/asset management industry, or for more experienced practitioners who want to refresh their core knowledge.

Students typically include:

  • investment/asset/fund managers
  • fund administrators 
  • accounting or finance graduates
  • accountants 
  • auditors
  • company secretaries
  • compliance professionals
  • lawyers/solicitors
  • support staff for custodians, banks, or trusts 

Course format

This course is delivered through an online learning platform, providing you with 12 months’ access to bespoke, interactive course material, written by an industry expert.

There is no formal assessment for this course, so you can study and learn at your own pace, referring to the content as and when needed for the purpose of practice. There are one to two nominal hours of study recommended for this course. 

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