The Principles of ESG Investing

Develop your understanding of the principles of ESG investing and how to successfully integrate, engage with and develop ESG investment strategies.

The Principles of ESG Investing

June 2020 | ONLINE

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Join us for this two-day course which will introduce the fundamental principles of ESG investing and how current and developing trends are influencing this emerging discipline. 

Key sessions on integrating ESG, ESG engagement and impact investing will explore how to develop and manage successful investment strategies.

This course will also consider the current standards surrounding ESG investing and how to approach the issue of limited data, defining materiality and climate risk. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to distinguish the risks and opportunities associated with ESG investing and how this discipline will evolve in the future. 

COVID-19 update

Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 developments and the restrictions being placed on travel, Risk Training has taken the decision to provide our May, June and July training courses virtually.

The decision to move remotely has not been taken lightly, but our utmost priority is to safeguard the wellbeing of all our delegates, speakers and staff.

We are hopeful that we will be able to return to our in-person events later this year, however as this unprecedented situation is changing every day, we remain watchful but also focused on delivering this much anticipated course.


What will you learn?
  • Understand the main concepts and aims of ESG investing 

  • How to define materiality, data and ESG scoring

  • The current EU standards surrounding ESG investing

  • How to develop successful ESG integration frameworks

  • Identify key areas of growth in the ESG market

  • Create successful ESG engagement programmes 

  • The typical characteristics of impact investing

Who should attend?

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to: 

  • Investment management

  • Asset management

  • Asset allocation

  • Financial analysis

  • Portfolio management

  • Governance and stewardship 

Course highlights
  • An introduction to responsible investing

  • Data and materiality

  • Understanding current EU standards

  • Integrating ESG into investment strategies

  • ESG engagement 

  • The role of impact investing

  • The effect of climate risk 

  • Developing the principle of sustainable investing- a look to the future 

Pricing options

We offer flexible pricing options for this course:

  • Early bird rates - save €400

  • Group booking rate - save up to €2000

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Vera Economou

Expert green loan portfolio manager

Raiffeisen Bank International

Vera has been working at Raiffeisen Bank for 8 years and is responsible for Green Loan Portfolio management. She is involved in methodological development of Group-wide risk models of expected cash flows realization and future behavior of customer loans, deposits, and off-balance sheet products.

Vincent Triesschijn

Director sustainable investment


Brunno Maradei

Global head of responsible investment

Aegon Asset Management

Brunno Maradei is the Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management. Prior to this role he was a Senior Investment Officer at the European Investment Bank, working mostly on structured finance for infrastructure projects in Africa.  

Brunno has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, starting in Morgan Stanley’s risk management practice  in London and subsequently moving to JPMorgan.  Brunno spent over three years in the leadership team at EIRIS, a leading ESG research house in London, and over eight years in the World Bank Group in Washington, where he developed sustainable investment products for emerging markets and structured blended finance for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Brunno also spent two years advising the European Commission on blended finance for development impact.  Brunno is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.

CPD / CPE Accreditation


CPD Accreditation

This course is CPD (Continued Professional Development) accredited and will allow you to earn up to 8 credits. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning at the event.

CPE Member

CPE Accreditation

This course is CPE (Continuing Professional Education) accredited and will allow you to earn up to 8 credits. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning at the event in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

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