For years EFFAS has had a strong position in developing standards for the reporting of extra-financials. With its Commission on Intellectual Capital (CIC) and its Commission on ESG (CESG) EFFAS has been communicating the needs of investment professionals in capital markets to corporates and has also provided practical advice in the form of Key Performance Indicators and interactive data formats. EFFAS has helped to enhance the integration of extra-financials in classic investment methods and in this respect in 2014 we launched the CESGA as a pioneer programme offering structured ESG training to the financial industry.
Increasing global social and environmental challenges, regulatory and reputational risks, market scandals and new market opportunities make environmental, social and governance information a data source of growing importance.
In this context, the integration of ESG information in the investment process chain and in valuation is essential. So far, only a few approaches and even fewer solutions exist that support investment professionals with the integration of ESG.
The Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst training programme aims to overcome this challenge by providing the necessary training for the efficient Valuation, Measurement, and Integration of ESG issues into investment analysis. The Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) combines ESG know-how and fundamental company analysis valuation at both, a basic and an advanced level.
In the second half of 2021 the programme was fully renewed to face a more competitive environment as well as a more developed market and ESG culture. The 2021 update encompasses the syllabus being restructured to incorporate new relevant emerging topics that an ESG expert needs to understand.
EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® Testimonial
Fritz Mostböck, CEFA, CESGA
EFFAS Deputy Chairman & CESGA Ambassador