7 February, 2022 / Analysis
CFA launches climate and investing certificate
By Christine Dawson
Modules cover climate science, regulation, policy and corporate reporting
CFA Institute has launched a Certificate in Climate and Investing (CCI) covering the implications of climate change on investments.
Students will complete around 150 hours of self-study within 12 months. They will go through a 10-part syllabus covering climate science, regulation, policy, corporate reporting and measuring climate-related impacts on investments across different asset classes.
According to CFA, by the end of the course students will understand the implications of climate change on an investment and the be able to incorporate relevant tools, techniques and data into investment processes.
In March last year, CFA took its Certificate in ESG Investing global in order to meet “increased demand” in ESG investing. CFA said at the time it had had 5,000 registrations for the certificate since it was launched in September 2019.
CEO at CFA UK, Will Goodhart, said investment is going to have a vital role in the transition to net zero and “there has never been a more important time for investment professionals to understand climate risks and how to integrate climate considerations into a portfolio.”
Chair of the CCI panel, Monica Filkova (pictured), said: “I am grateful to all the professionals who have shared their knowledge to create this much needed qualification – especially the authors of the learning materials. The syllabus has been designed to ensure candidates feel empowered to make decisions on a topic that is becoming increasingly complicated.”
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