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Certificate in ESG Investing Syllabus

Overview of the Certificate in ESG Investing syllabus

The Certificate in ESG Investing syllabus is developed by the ESG Panel with a wide range of both academic and practitioner input. It is refreshed and revised annually to reflect market and regulatory developments.


Exam structure

The Certificate in ESG Investing is a level 4 examination, meaning it broadly equates to the difficulty level of the first year of an undergraduate degree. We estimate it will take an average candidate in the region of 130 hours to study. The 130 hours includes attendance at any training courses you may be taking.


Question types

The Certificate in ESG Investing syllabus is assessed by testing candidates on different question types. These include standard multiple choice questions, where the candidate selects one of four options and two types of item set questions where candidates are given either a short or long scenario with several questions associated with it.

Where online test delivery is used, it is standard practice for a small number of the test questions in an exam to be un-scored questions which do not contribute to the candidates end result. We use this approach in the Certificate in ESG Investing exam. This is part of the process that enables us to ensure that the questions on which you are scored in your exam and which constitute your end result have gone through a robust review and validation.