Responsible investment training programmes

Responsible investment is a dynamic, fast evolving industry and ongoing learning and professional development can help to ensure practitioners stay abreast of new research, issues and trends, and the implications these may have for their work. Signatories may find the following RI training programmes of interest: 

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Online Course
This course by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) provides in-depth and personalised training in a range of activities, from simulating implementation of environmental and social policies and guidelines and analysing case studies, to carrying out exercises based on your own clients’ environmental and social impacts.

Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program
This program by the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University offers basic sustainability training to business professionals with 70 to 80 hours of self-study curriculum material, online study guidance, certification testing, culminating in the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate.

RI Academy
The RI Academy is the world’s first structured learning pathway for individuals and organisations seeking training on ESG issues and recognition in responsible investment.

ESG Finance Week
Jointly organised by the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance and Responsible Investor, this training week includes ESG Analytics, Financial Analytics and the ESG Finance Lab.

CSR Finance Institute
A collaboration between MHCi and TBLi, certified by George Mason University as a training programme to provide CSR and Finance training internationally. 

Fundamentals of Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Fundamentals is a self-paced, 3 hour online course designed to give financial advisors, consultants and other financial professionals an introductory resource on sustainable and responsible investing. Fundamentals is run by USSIF, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment and is approved for 3 CFP® Board, 3 Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), and 3 CIMA®, CIMC® and CPWA®  continuing education credits.