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Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program

The David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise in cooperation with Finance and Sustainability Initiative Montreal has created the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program (SIPC).  This program offers basic sustainability training to business professionals with 70 to 80 hours of self-study curriculum material, online study guidance, certification testing, culminating in the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate.   It is a self-study program modeled on other professional certifications.

Visit the SIPC website to lean more ifd-fsi.org/sipc.
To apply for the SIPC program visit bench.concordia.ca/sipc.

What is the SIPC?

Increasingly, there’s a new breed of Investor who want their investments to generate positive financial returns while creating positive environmental and social impact.

As a result, new investment opportunities are emerging. They offer investors a range of positive financial returns with substantial social and environmental benefits. This rapidly developing area requires a new set of investment and risk management skills.

That’s where the SIPC steps in.

The Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate (SIPC) is the first professional designation of its kind, offered through a University Business School, specifically geared towards investment professionals.

The SIPC was created in response to the growing interest in Sustainable Investment approaches. Designed to provide professionals in the finance, investment and corporate world with a unique set of skills, knowledge and analytical thinking; the SIPC prepares you to take full advantage of new professional opportunities created by the potential of Sustainable Investing.

The Certificate

Participants who successfully complete the program requirement will be awarded a Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate by the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University and will be permitted to use the SIPC designation.

Upon completion of the SIPC Program the Certified Investment Professional will be qualified to:
  • Make informed choices regarding investment opportunities that take into account environmental, social, ethical, and governance considerations.
  • Provide investment advice that considers a person’s personal values, along with their financial goals.
  • Practice and be knowledgeable of sustainability initiatives in the business world and the benefits that encompass a newly evolving concept.

Watch the Video

Watch the video to find out more about the Sustainable Investment Certificate (SIPC)

CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program

The CFA Institute has approved the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program (SIPC) for 20 CE credit hours, inclusive of 10 hours in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER).
The CFA Institute has approved this program, offered by the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, for 20 CE credit hours, inclusive of 10 hours in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

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