What makes the EFFAS CESGA® distinctive?
The EFFAS CESGA programme is a comprehensive tool made by practitioners for practitioners and covers all relevant topics that an ESG expert needs, making special emphasis in areas that other programmes in the market tackle superficially or oversee at all, such as:
- Asset Classes: unlike other programmes, CESGA accentuates the importance of different asset classes dedicating one complete module, including sovereign and green bonds, private equity and commodities.
- Due Diligence: the CESGA provides a pattern to approach systematically the ESG valuation that the professional can apply in the daily work.
The programme provides you as well with deep background on:
- ESG Data: the most important input for ESG valuation, receives special attention in the CESGA ® programme. The current lack of data quality is still a challenge for ESG investors.
- ESG Reporting and Regulation: the CESGA analyses recent developments and lay emphasis on the regulatory environment at the European level. These regulations are especially important as they are highly relevant to all companies and investment professionals. Since the regulations in these fields change so quickly, we update the Programme in this area every year.
Global social and environmental challenges, regulatory and reputational risks, market scandals and new market opportunities make environmental, social and governance information (ESG) 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 in the integration of ESG. Although considered increasingly relevant for investment decisions, it is estimated that still less than 15% of investment professionals receive some kind of structured ESG training.
This is confirmed by the World Economic Forum, which considers that inadequate education and valuation models of ESG are one of the most important barriers for integrating ESG variables into the mainstream of investment decisions.
The CESGA® programme aims to overcome this challenge by providing the necessary training for the efficient valuation, measurement and integration of ESG issues into investment analysis.
To whom is intended (Potential candidates)
The CESGA® programme is particularly aimed at financial analysts and portfolio managers who want to integrate ESG data in their capital allocation processes, but also, in general, all investment professionals increasingly committed to ESG issues. Other specialists such as corporate sustainability officers, investor relations, auditors and consultants will find this interesting to develop a better understanding of the needs of capital markets in terms of ESG information.