We are proud to announce that the Austrian Association ÖVFA – Österreichische Vereinigungfür Finanzanalyse und Asset Management is launching the EFFAS ESG Essentials Programme in Austria in collaboration with BWG- Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft.
According to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR) since 10th March 2021 participants in financial markets and financial advisers have had to report on the integration of sustainability risks and the analysis of adverse incidences regarding sustainability in their processes along with information on the sustainability of financial products.
The ESG Essentials programme is a cutting-edge initiative designed to offer a comprehensive suite of “essential” knowledge and resources required to provide advice and transparency in these matters. With the EFFAS ESG Essentials® certification, participants in financial markets, i.e., advisors, and information providers can demonstrate that they have obtained the basic ESG knowledge to complement their professional abilities.
Mr Fritz Mostböck, The President of ÖVFA, said:
Our collaboration with BWG- Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft and the launch of the ESG Essentials programme in Austria represents our commitment to helping businesses achieve their environmental, social, and governance goals.
Dr. Jesús López Zaballos, Chair EFFAS, added:
The ESG Essentials programme will be a valuable asset to businesses in Austria as they navigate the complexities of the ESG landscape. Leveraging the expertise in management of ÖVFA and BWG, companies will gain access to valuable insights and best practices that will enable them to make meaningful progress towards their ESG objectives.
Founded in 1962 to provide the European hub for Financial Analysts and Associations, EFFAS brings together the leading experts in finance and financial markets. 14 Financial Analysts Associations in Europe, 5 Added Value Partners across Asia and America, with 18,000 Members and more than 22,300 proud certification holders. EFFAS is a standard setter in the Finance Industry, a think tank and centre for reflection leading the debate with its standing commissions and delegates participating in professional bodies at the heart of Europe. EFFAS is an international referent in financial training and qualifications. Established in 2019, EFFAS Academy facilitates the dissemination of EFFAS’s high quality internationally recognised certifications across Europe and to financial centres around the world.
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