CFA UK developing new Certificate in Climate and Investing as demand for sustainable investment grows

Monday 20 September 2021

CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK) is developing a new Certificate in Climate and Investing to help the investment management industry address growing concerns over climate change, the industry body will say this week.

As part of CFA UK’s Sustainable Investing Conference, attendees will be able to hear from some of the 30+ industry and sustainability experts that have been involved in developing the syllabus and learning materials ahead of the Certificate's launch in early 2022.

Commenting ahead of the launch, Will Goodhart, Chief Executive of CFA UK said: “Climate considerations are increasingly becoming a fundamental driver of risk and return at both a macro and micro level. As the world navigates the climate crisis and political, economic and social action focuses on decarbonisation, investment professionals must understand the threat and opportunity that climate represents at every stage of the investment decision making process. That is why we’re developing the Certificate in Climate & Investing."

The launch of the Certificate in Climate and Investing follows the success of the Certificate in ESG Investing and is a continuation of CFA UK’s mission to equip investment professionals with the skills and knowledge to integrate climate change considerations into their investment decision-making.

Specifically designed by investment practitioners for investment practitioners, the Certificate in Climate and Investing will provide the knowledge and skills required by investment professionals to understand climate as it relates to investing and how to integrate climate change considerations into the investment process. More details on its launch, syllabus content and rollout will be provided in the coming months.

CFA UK’s four-day Sustainable Investing: Progress in practice virtual conference brings investment practitioners together to discuss how best to implement sustainable investment strategies today and in future. During the conference, speakers will consider the skill sets that investment professionals need to cultivate to address sustainability challenges both now and in the future, as well as hear from the sectors where those skills will need to be applied.

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About CFA UK

Part of the worldwide network of member societies of CFA Institute, CFA UK represents the interests of 11,500 investment professionals in the UK through advocacy, education, events and professional development. It promotes the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence in the UK investment profession, for the ultimate benefit of society.