The growing influence of ESG on investment decisions

What is ESG in financial services?

A prominent trend in contemporary finance is the rapid growth of socially responsible investing and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions.

CSR factors have risen in prominence among regulators (ASIC’s and APRA’s focuses on corporate governance, culture and ethical treatment of customers and internal people). World leaders are collaborating on climate policy, Sustainable Development Goals, and measures to reduce financial disadvantage and the like; and rules to mitigate modern slavery and supply chains that involve unethical processes are widespread.

Consideration of ESG is at the heart of investment strategies that may be described, often interchangeably, as ‘socially responsible investing’, ‘responsible investing’, ‘sustainable investing’, ‘social investing’, ‘ethical investing’ or ‘impact investing’.

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Learning Outcomes

What you will learn

  • The influence of ESG factors on socially responsible investing
  • What is ESG in relation to its alignment with socially responsible lending
  • How is the specific ESG criteria used to assess investment opportunities and risks
  • What are the risks of SRI and ESG integration

Who is this course for?

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Recognition of Prior Learning


You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. It will be available online for you to download and print immediately.

ASIC-supervised licensees: RG146 Managed Investment

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What is RG206?2023-04-21T07:53:53+10:00

Regulatory Guide 206 Credit licensing: Competence and training (RG 206)

Credit licensees must comply with the organisational competence obligation in s47(1)(f) of the National Consumer Credit protection Act 2009 (National Credit Act)Regulatory Guide 206 Credit licensing: Competence and training (RG 206) sets out the minimum expectations for demonstrating organisational competence.

What you need to do to comply will depend on the nature, scale and complexity of your business. However, Regulatory Guide 206 Credit licensing: Competence and training (RG 206) sets out our minimum expectations for demonstrating organisational competence.

You must also ensure that your representatives are adequately trained and competent to engage in the credit activities authorised by your licence: s47(1)(g).

ASIC generally expects you to determine what is appropriate initial and ongoing training for your representatives and to embed this in your recruitment and training systems.

Updated annually, our CPD is designed to enable Responsible Managers and Representatives of Australian Credit Licensees to meet their mandatory RG206 continuing training requirement. Our CPD that is structured, properly assessed and recorded.