Global social and environmental challenges, regulatory and reputational risks, market scandals and new market opportunities make environmental, social and governance information (ESG) a data source of growing importance. In this context, the integration of ESG information in the investment process chain and in valuation is essential.

Thanks to our EFFAS membership we offer you, in joint effort with Febelfin Academy, the possibility to enrol for a European certified ESG programme (CESGA – Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst).

New : CESGA 3.1
As the ESG landscape is quickly evolving, the CESGA program has been completely revisited and updated with new relevant emerging topics. With this yearly update the CESGA remains state-of-the art offering:
– new relevant emerging topics, especially in the fast-evolving regulatory landscape, but also in responsible investing across asset classes and ESG reporting.
– Additionally, the complementary module 10 on ESG regional developments not only covers recent trends in Asia-Pacific, but also Latin America and North America.
– 19 hours of new video recorded material covering the 9 modules plus the complementary module 10

All modules include the most current information available at the time of the 2022 update.

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Why should you follow the CESGA program?

After having completed the CESGA program, you will be able to:

  • estimate ESG impacts on risk and return from various angles;
  • systemize different ESG investment approaches and strategies;
  • understand the market drivers for further ESG integration;
  • embed ESG across the whole in the investment process chain;
  • integrate ESG factors in valuation models;
  • be responsible for investing across asset classes;
  • systematically assess different ESG reporting standards.

The CESGA® program is a 100% self-study program and structured in 10 modules (approximately between 70h and 100h of online training). Each module contains e-seminars, course slides, sources / readings.

A complete program overview can be found in the CESGA brochure.

Who should attend?

The CESGA® programme is particularly aimed at financial analysts and portfolio managers who want to integrate ESG data in their capital allocation processes, but also, in general, all investment professionals increasingly committed to ESG issues. Other specialists such as corporate sustainability officers, investor relations, auditors and consultants will find this course interesting to develop a better understanding of the needs of capital markets in terms of ESG information. Summing up it is ideal for asset owners, asset managers, corporate consultants, financial planners, and family offices who wish to embrace ESG integration holistically.

The certification is particularly interesting and focuses on diverse actual topics. It provides an in depth knowledge of ESG issues and how to integrate it in the investment process. In the context of a changing regulatory framework, it is definitely a certification that I would recommend to any professional in the financial sector.

Laurent Fernandez, CESGA holder since June 2021


Practical information

After you have filled in the registration form (or via the 'Apply now' button at the top of this page) you will get an invoice. Once we received the payment we will complete your registration and grant you 6 months access the learning platform.

Upcoming exams will be organised on:
- 15 March 2024 (registration until 4/02/2024)
- 28 June 2024 (registration possible as of January 2024)
- 27 September 2024 (registration from 27/03 until 18/08/2024)
- 13 December 2024 (registration from 12/06 until 3/11/2024)

Price & Certification
The price for the online course and the certification exam comes to 1 750 EUR. The registration to the CESGA program includes the access to the learning platform, the examination right on the day confirmed at the moment of registration and the certificate. You receive the certificate after having successfully passed the exam.


If you have any questions related to the program or registration procedure, we can help you.

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