The PFS is to join the association’s board and academic committee to help to create content for exams and CPD on environmental, social and corporate governance.
The London-based IASE expects to offer a certification of professionalism in ESG knowledge via official online exams during the fourth quarter of 2020.
The International Association for Sustainable Economy launched today by urging governments globally to “align their economic aid and Covid-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science.”
The IASE will launch with a presence in more than 25 countries and intends to continue expanding the territories it covers.
The IASE is chaired by Javier Manzanares Allen, who holds the position of deputy executive director of the Green Climate Fund.
Mr Allen said: "IASE seeks to be the reference in ESG at an international level that aspires to deepen the sustainable development of our society by certifying professionals in ESG matters and in an environment of continuous innovation.
"The association will initially have two types of certification, the first (International Sustainable Finance) aimed at the financial sector, with specialisations in the banking, insurance, savings banks and micro-finance sector, and the second (International Sustainable Business) aimed at the business sector.”
PFS CEO Keith Richards said: “ESG considerations have been growing in prominence within the institutional market for a good number of years and is increasingly prominent for the retail market and set to grow from a government, regulatory and investor perspective over the coming years.
“The IASE qualifications will be designed in collaboration with highly experienced ESG professionals from multiple geographies and sectors around the world and enable holders to demonstrate their technical competence through certification to International standards.
“We look forward to working with IASE to help shape qualifications that improve understanding of the different responsible investment approaches and the green finance market.”
For more see: https://iase-certifications.com/kickoff/