The PFS has revealed how it will work with the International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) to create environmental, social and governance (ESG) qualifications meeting both UK and international standards.
The PFS will join the association’s board and academic committee to help to create the content for exams and continuing professional development exploring environmental, social and corporate governance.
The IASE launched in July with an aim to urge governments worldwide to align their economic aid and Covid-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science and to issue ESG certifications to candidates with multiple professional profiles.
IASE expects to offer the certification of professionalism in ESG knowledge via official online exams during the fourth quarter of 2020.
IASE will begin its activity with a presence in more than 25 countries, providing coverage and services to more than two thirds of the world’s population and intends to continue expanding the geographies in which it will be present.
Based in London, the IASE is chaired by Javier Manzanares Allen, who currently holds the position of deputy executive director of the Green Climate Fund.
Keith Richards, chief executive officer of the PFS, said: “The IASE qualifications will be designed in collaboration with highly experienced ESG professionals from multiple geographies and sectors around the world, and will enable holders to demonstrate their technical competence through certification to international standards.
“We look forward to working with the IASE to help shape qualifications that improve understanding of the different responsible investment approaches and the green finance market,” he concluded.
For more information, visit: iase-certifications.com/kickoff