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About this course

This course is primarily designed for investment professionals who wish to understand the fundamentals of sustainable investing. It is also relevant to anyone with an interest in sustainable investing.

Estimated course length: 1 hour

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explore the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities that underpin sustainable investing
  • Understand the key drivers of, and the different approaches to, sustainable investing
  • Understand the practical implications of key concepts in sustainable investing, such as active ownership and net-zero investing
  • Explore the key sustainability regulatory developments affecting asset managers
  • Learn about recent studies looking at how sustainability influences financial performance and returns

This module is proudly brought to you by the abrdn Sustainability Institute, APAC and the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS).  

Click on "Enrol Now" and register using your coupon code to access the course for free.  Please contact ilearn@imas.org.sg if you have any queries.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Acknowledgements

  • 2

    Learning Objectives

    • Learning Objectives

  • 3

    Course Outline

    • Course Outline

  • 4

    What is Sustainable Investing?

    • What is Sustainable Investing?

  • 5

    Key Environmental Issues

    • Key Environmental Issues

  • 6

    Key Social Issues

    • Key Social Issues

  • 7

    Key Governance Issues

    • Key Governance Issues

  • 8

    Significant Risks, Substantial Opportunities

    • Significant Risks, Substantial Opportunities

  • 9

    Incorporating ESG Considerations in Investments - In Practice

    • Incorporating ESG Considerations in Investments - In Practice

  • 10

    A Focus on Active Ownership

    • A Focus on Active Ownership

  • 11

    An Evolving Regulatory Environment

    • An Evolving Regulatory Environment

  • 12

    The Sustainability vs Returns Debate

    • The Sustainability vs. Returns Debate

  • 13

    A Focus on Net Zero Investing

    • A Focus on Net Zero Investing

  • 14

    In Conclusion

    • In Conclusion

  • 15


    • Assessment

    • Assessment

  • 16

    Useful Links

    • Useful Links