Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

Demand for and interest in ESG has been growing, with many finance professionals struggling to make sense of new disclosure requirements and evolving investment mandates.

In this article we will go over the following information regarding the ESG Specialization:

CFI is currently building the Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization, which will confer the title of ESG Specialist on students who will complete the Specialization. This Specialization aims to narrow and allow deep focus on ESG, with particular attention to specific analysis techniques and actionable skills. 


Specialization Duration and Courses ^

The ESG Specialization includes a total of 10 required courses and 2 optional courses.

See the "How It Works" section to view the list of courses. 

ESG courses overview

Once the required courses are complete, you will earn your ESG Specialization certificate.

The specialization takes between 30 and 35 hours to complete, depending on your pace and if you take the optional courses.


Specialization Requirements ^

All of our Certification Programs and Specializations are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. To take the courses and complete the exercises, learners only need access to a PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection. 

To take the ESG, you must hold an active subscription.

We offer two plans:

  • Self-Study for 497 USD/year: includes access to all program courses, learning materials, certificates, and an exclusive library of modeling templates
  • Full Immersion for 847 USD/year: includes everything in the Self-Study Plan with additional features like 1-on-1 feedback on financial models, additional case studies, resume assistance, and more

For more details about the additional features in the Full-Immersion subscription plan, click here

Once enrolled, you will get instant access to the courses, study materials, and any course upgrades while your subscription is active.


Common Questions ^

What are the prerequisites required in order to enroll in the ESG?

There is no prior certification required to enroll. However, this specialization is recommended for students and professionals with a minimum knowledge or experience in environmental, social, and governance analysis. 

How will the courses be delivered?

All the lectures, study materials, and assessments are accessible online and from anywhere in the world so that you can take them wherever and whenever your time permits!

Will I get a certificate after completing the courses?

Yes, you will receive a digital blockchain ESG certificate upon completion of the specialization. You will also receive certificates for the individual courses within the ESG Specialization.

Can I order a printed certificate for the ESG?

Orders for physical certificates are only available for our programs, such as FMVA, BIDA, CMSA, FPWM, and CBCA.