Welcome aboard the ESG Essentials® programme
We are glad you have decided to start your journey with EFFAS to understand ESG issues and integrate ESG data into your daily work. The programme will provide you with the fundamental concepts and requirements to give basic guidance to investors in ESG matters. The objective is to understand the global megatrends and to equip you with the knowledge to navigate an evolving regulatory landscape.
EFFAS has a long history of developing standards for extra-financial reporting as part of its Commission on Intellectual Capital (CIC) and Commission on ESG (CESG). Moreover, EFFAS has played a critical role as a conduit between investment professionals and corporates. EFFAS has provided practical advice in the establishment of ESG Key Performance Indicators and made the data
available in interactive formats. EFFAS will continue to drive the integration of extra-financial information in classic investment methods.
You have made an excellent choice to advance in your professional career with us.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors are increasingly being incorporated into business risk assessment and in investment and financing decision-making processes.
According to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (SFDR), as of 10th March 2021 participants in financial markets and financial advisers must report on the integration of sustainability risks and the analysis of adverse incidences regarding sustainability in their processes as well as information on sustainability regarding financial products. For adequate advice and transparency in these matters, it is essential that participants in financial markets, advisors, and information providers have a basic knowledge of ESG.
With the EFFAS ESG Essentials® certification, professionals in the sector can demonstrate that they have obtained basic ESG knowledge to complement their professional knowledge.
Who is the ESG Essentials Programme most suitable for?
- Banking and insurance managers / advisers
- Investment / Client / Financial advisors
- Financial planners and specialists in supporting functions in client advisory services
- Financial information providers
- Preparers of Financial reports
- Investor relations / corporate communication specialists
- Corporate ESG practitioners
To gain the title Certified ESG Essentials awarded by EFFAS, candidates must complete the full ESG Essentials® programme or an equivalent training Programme offered by EFFAS accredited National Member Societies and demonstrate they have gained sufficient knowledge by passing the ESG Essentials® Common Exam or an equivalent accredited NMS exam based on the ESG Essentials® Examination Syllabus.