April 8, 2020
The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) has launched its certification in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) in online format to Colombia, Peru and Mexico, thereby introducing this internationally recognized professional accreditation into Latin America.
The examinations for professionals to obtain this prestigious certification granted by EFFAS will be held throughout 2020.
The EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) has been running in the main financial markets in Europe, Asia, and on the American continent, in the United States for some time. More than 600 financial sector specialists worldwide have already been accredited with this certificate and EFFAS expects this number to double before the end of the year.
CESGA has now started its journey in Colombia, with the certification of the first professionals from Bancolombia, and in Peru, through an agreement to certify Prima AFP professionals. It has also started in Mexico, with the first professionals participating in the online course, the first step to obtaining the certification.
As Jesús López Zaballos, president of EFFAS, points out, "in an environment in which sustainable decisions are gaining weight in portfolios, the importance of good training in this area for analysts and portfolio managers grows." The CESGA programme promoted by EFFAS is a pioneering initiative in the field of ESG, which aims to provide the necessary training for the efficient assessment, measurement and integration of ESG issues in investment analysis.
CESGA® is especially targeted at financial analysts and portfolio managers who want to integrate ESG data into their capital investment processes; but also, in general, to all investment professionals, increasingly committed to sustainability issues. Other specialists such as auditors, consultants and those responsible for corporate sustainability and investor relations will find this course interesting to develop a better understanding of the needs of capital markets in terms of ESG information.
All in all, it is an ideal programme for asset owners, asset managers, corporate consultants, financial planners, and family offices who want to embrace ESG integration holistically.
For more information about the CESGA® programme click here.