CFA Society Switzerland launches new qualification in ESG Investing
The new certificate in ESG Investing, the first qualification of its kind, was launched by the CFA Society of the UK in December 2019. The certificate has been introduced to meet the increased demand for ESG knowledge and skills in the investment sector and is already seeing high uptake. CFA Society Switzerland has partnered with CFA Society UK to bring the certificate to Switzerland. In the UK, more than 1000 candidates have signed up to complete the course in the past three months. The launch follows a successful pilot programme in September 2019. Participants in the pilot programme represented a wide spectrum of the profession, including asset owners, asset managers, consultants and pension providers. Many were senior professionals, with 32% having already earned the CFA designation.
One participant in the pilot programme said: “The content is broad enough in scope to make it accessible to budding ESG practitioners, whilst also covering topics in sufficient detail to enhance the knowledge of those with more experience in the ESG space.”