The European Federation of Financial Analyst Societies (EFFAS) has reached an agreement with the sustainability technological platform, Clarity AI. Candidates preparing for the Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) exam will be able to access Clarity AI’s reliable, transparent and unique data on more than 30,000 companies, 220,000 funds and almost 400 national and local governments. EFFAS will contact candidates with further details when it is available.
EFFAS has reached an agreement with Clarity AI so that students who take the Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) programme to obtain the leading international certification in the ESG field have access to sustainability data from more than 30,000 companies worldwide, 220,000 funds and almost 400 national and local governments.
Jesús López Zaballos, Chair of EFFAS, explained that “the key competitive advantage of the CESGA certification over others is based not only on explaining critical ESG concepts, but also on the focus on real examples provided through our analysis of cases of portfolio management. This alliance with Clarity AI will provide EFFAS with an additional advantage over its competitors since the practical approach of the CESGA programme will be even greater and more realistic”.
The partnership with Clarity AI also enables CESGA programme teachers access to the platform, so that they can leverage the broadest and most reliable data coverage for both training courses and for the CESGA certification exams.
EFFAS is a non-profit organization that brings together 15 European national associations with more than 20,000 members, all of them professionals in investment, asset management and financial analysis. In 2014 EFFAS launched the CESGA title (Certified ESG Analyst) to accredit professionals in the sector in socially responsible investment, which not only considers profitability, but also social and environmental impact and good corporate governance practices.
The CESGA has been the pioneer title in the world for ESG and is currently the international leader in terms of the number of accredited professionals, with currently more 3,000 holders in more than 50 countries. The number of CESGA holders is expected to exceed 4,000 at the end of the year.
The programme is available completely in online format, both the training for its preparation and the exam. In this way, it is accessible to candidates from all over the world who are interested in improving their professional opportunities with the ESG Analyst Certification (CESGA).
The CESGA title has become the international benchmark in the field of ESG due to its prestige, the depth of its content, and its practical approach. Leading companies from around the world are certifying their ESG professionals with this EFFAS accreditation. Some of them are: Alandsbanken, Amundi, Andbank, Banco Cooperativo Español, BBVA Asset Management, BNP Paribas, Caixabank, Caja Rural, CD Croissance, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Dorval AM, Dunas Capital, DWS Investment, Erste Group, Evangelische Bank, Edmond de Rotschild AM, Gescooperativo, Harvest Gloval Investments, Ibercaja, La Banque Postale AM, Lyxor, Mapfre, Metzler Asset Management, MEAG Munich Ergo Asset Management, Mutua dels Enginyers, ODDO BHF, PRIMA, Renta 4 Banco, Santander Asset Management, Scope SE & Co, Societe Generale, Tressis Management, Vallbanc, Welzia Management SGIIC or Züricher Kantonalbank.