An internationally recognised certification to train financial professionals in ESG matters

The Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA) certification was launched in 2014 by the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) to spearhead one of the first ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing qualifications in the financial field. This comprehensive programme is structured in nine modules, with the first eight dedicated to theoretical discussion, and the ninth module presenting case studies that require application of knowledge. The tenth module will be complimentary content on ESG developments in the APAC region.

Since its launch, there are more than 6,040 CESGA title holders globally from 106 countries.


  • An internationally recognized ESG professional accreditation in Asia
  • Diploma-level qualifications
  • Gold standard of ESG investing
  • The course covers ESG trends in Asia
  • Both practical focus & academic rigour
  • Pioneering initiative in the field of ESG first launched in 2010
  • Title holders can add the Certified ESG Analyst® or CESGA title after their name

Programme details

Starts on

(27 Sept 2024 Exam)
Prep course: 7 & 14 Sept 2024

(13 Dec 2024 Exam)
Prep course: 23 & 30 Nov 2024


Exam: 2.5 hours

Prep Course: 9am - 5.30pm


Exam: Online or In-person at Singapore Sustainability Academy

Prep Course: Online or In-person at Singapore Sustainability Academy


Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) by the EFFAS (European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies)

Partnering organisation(s)

Singapore Sustainability Academy
Sustainability Connect

Key takeaways

Covers a wide range of ESG aspects including corporate ESG reporting, integration of ESG factors into business models, case analysis.

Deep dive on the current challenge of ESG valuations.

Analyse recent developments in the regulatory landscape and learn how to develop ESG reports.

Accentuates the importance of ESG integration in different asset classes such as sovereign and green bonds, private equity and commodities.

Provides an integrated framework to systematically conduct due diligence and analysis

Who should attend?

Suitable for investors and corporate ESG specialists

  • CESGA alumni who wants a refresher
  • Investors (investment team, stewardship team (ESG team), sales & product specialists, wealth management, portfolio managers, private bankers, financial advisors)
  • C-suites including directors, CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, GMs, investor relations (IR) sustainability department
  • ESG reporting consultants

EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst® (CESGA) certification

The post-pandemic investment landscape has set a greater value on environment, social and governance (ESG) disclosures. It has reinforced the importance of ESG issues and accelerated the transition to more inclusive capitalism. Investors increasingly believe companies that perform well on ESG are less risky, better positioned for the long term and better prepared for uncertainty. Companies that realign to the stakeholder capitalism agenda may have a competitive advantage over those that try to return to business as usual.

With growing awareness and demand for climate action from consumers, adopting ESG measures is now more important than ever for businesses of all sizes to thrive in the present and future.

Upon successfully passing the examination, participants will receive the CESGA Certification to endorse that they have qualified for the “gold standard” of ESG training, which is highly valued by employers.

June 2024 examSeptember 2024 examDecember 2024 exam
Registration open28 December 202327 March 202412 June 2024
Registration deadline17 May 202418 August 20243 November 2024
Exam date28 June 202427 September 202413 December 2024


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