The RFK Compass Sustainable Investing Education Initiative was created to expand view of fiduciary duty and motivate increased inclusion of sustainability/ESG criteria by investment professionals. Its goal is to increase awareness of sustainable investing principles among long-term investors, examine biases implicit in traditional investment theories/asset allocation models that may impair long-term performance as well as consideration of alternate approaches. It is being developed in partnership with leading academics and industry experts to provide curriculum, online resources, and relevant publications.
RFK Compass is proud to present the Compass Sustainable Investing Certificate, a new continuing education initiative launched by the RFK Compass Program in alliance with The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
The Certificate Program will present principles and best practices to mitigate risks and optimize returns. It is designed for asset owners, asset managers and consultants with a long term investment perspective—pension funds/defined benefit plans, endowments, financial planners, foundations and sovereign wealth funds and provides a comprehensive approach to investment analysis including environment, social/human rights, corporate governance and labor issues. The Program is grounded in the understanding that sustainable investing is an element of risk mitigation which is at the core of fiduciary responsibility.
Coursework will be delivered through a combination of case study use, lectures, group and individual exercises. Participants who successfully complete the program requirement will be awarded a Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate of attendance by the RFK Center.