TOP 5 ESG CERTIFICATIONS AND COURSES to advance your career 🚀

Neha Kandwal
3 min readFeb 9, 2023

In this article, I explore and list down various credible ESG Certifications prevailing in the market, considering factors like provider, mode of study, price, the robustness of syllabus, target audience etc so you can make the best selection to advance your career in the ESG field.

With an ever-evolving field like ESG, it is crucial to keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills and it is all the more difficult to choose an all-encompassing course that checks all the boxes. Much like the trillions in assets flowing into ESG, there is a slew of ESG courses, programs, workshops and certifications in the market currently. With only a handful of reputable organisations offering ESG certifications presently, it is often daunting to find the best fit in this seemingly valuable and rather enormous pool of knowledge providers.

On my journey to seek out a suitable certificate program to test my knowledge, and skill-up as well as to validate my credentials in the ESG field, I compiled a list of the best available certifications and courses after some very rigorous research. Let us have a look at some worthy ones.

  1. CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing- The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing offers both practical application and technical knowledge in the fast-growing field of ESG investing — an opportunity to both accelerate progress and demonstrate purpose. Read the entire syllabus here.
  2. EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA)- The Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst training programme aims to provide the necessary training for the efficient Valuation, Measurement, and Integration of ESG issues into investment analysis. The CESGA® combines ESG know-how and fundamental company analysis valuation at both, a basic and an advanced level. Read the complete syllabus here.
  3. ESG Diploma Course: The Corporate Governance Institute- The Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) will give one the practical tools and techniques to become a qualified ESG leader. One will learn through a mix of written content, podcasts, interactive exercises and scenario challenges. Read the full syllabus here.
  4. ESG Specialization by CFI- This course is designed to set oneself apart…



Neha Kandwal

LordCommander @iamgreenified. Environmentalist.Compulsive traveler. Eco-blogger. Aspiring Captain Planet. Sharing stories, anecdotes, and thoughts.