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Online Certification Program ESG Analysis & Investing - New Edition

03 July 2024

The comprehensive part-time program aims to equip financial professionals with essential ESG integration skills from September to December 2024




POLIMI - Graduate School of Management, in collaboration with CFA Society Italy, is excited to announce the launch of the new edition of the online certification program “ESG Analysis & Investing”, scheduled from September 30, 2024, to December 4, 2024.

This initiative is designed for professionals in banking, asset management, consulting, insurance, and investment funds, and comes in response to the heightened investor demand and recent regulatory changes in the European Union that underscore the importance of integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into financial analysis.


Delivered entirely online with the option for hybrid attendance in the first and last modules, the course will primarily be taught in Italian, although the course materials, including slides, will be available in English. Live sessions are scheduled from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, featuring one or two live classes per week over a span of 7-8 weeks, culminating in a total of 30 instructional hours. 

This educational offering aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of various aspects of ESG analysis. The curriculum is rich and diverse, covering topics such as climate change, social impact finance, non-financial disclosure, ESG rating, green bonds, and the regulatory landscape including NFDR and SFDR. It also delves deeply into asset management from an ESG perspective and explores active ownership, rounding out with a session on measuring risk through an ESG lens.

Successful participants who attend at least 90% of the classes and pass the final test will be awarded the ‘ESG Analysis & Investing Certificate.’ This certificate marks proficiency in critical skills necessary to implement ESG factors into business practices and client reporting effectively.

To facilitate a productive learning environment, POLIMI provides an e-learning platform, extensive course notes, and hosts a roundtable discussion on sustainability mega-trends. This program not only boosts professional qualifications but also aligns practitioners with the evolving demands of the global investment landscape in terms of sustainability.


For CFA Society Italy members, there is a 50% discount on the registration price.

For more information and to register for the course, please visit the official course page