Learning Outcomes

  • Improve corporate reporting and investment decision making by identifying industry specific material ESG factors

  • Gain a common language to effectively communicate financially material sustainability information to professionals across the capital markets

  • Assess ESG performance using metrics provided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

  • Assess impact of non-financial ESG information on specific items in the balance sheet and income statement

  • Apply your learnings by interpreting and standardizing non-financial data for companies in various industries through 4 case studies

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction to SASB

    2. State of the Market

    3. Accounting Standards: Background

    4. Standard Setting Process

    5. Knowledge check

    1. Sustainable Industry Classification

    2. Materiality Finder Tool

    3. Other Resources

    4. Knowledge check

    1. Process of Application

    2. Identification & Normalization

    3. Evaluation & Integration

    4. Knowledge check

    1. Key Takeaways SASB's Standards

    2. Final Assessment (Required passing rate 75%)

    3. About FSA Credential

About this course

  • $100.00
  • 21 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Our Difference

  • Laser-focused

    Don't get lost in the overwhelm of ESG research papers, webinars and news. We have aggregated the best ones to save you time.

  • Flexible

    In addition to the core material, you can select topics of your interest to dive deeper through recommended readings.

  • Fun to watch

    Tired of Zoom presentations? You are in the right place. Our courses are mix of an explainer video and a documentary. Sit back and enjoy!


Lead Instructor Maria Maisuradze, CFA, FSA

Maria has over 12 years of experience in the financial industry and has been actively involved in the sustainable finance and education field over the past few years. She is a graduate of Concordia University, CFA Charterholder and SASB-FSA Credential Holder. Maria is a member of CFA Montreal's ESG committee and a member of the SASB-FSA Quebec Group. In addition, she has co-founded the Sustainability Ecosystem, initiative aiming to advance practical knowledge of advanced topics in ESG and Sustainability.

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  • How much time will I need to dedicate to complete this course?

    The course will require minimum of 1.5 hours to complete and can take up to 4 hours of your investment if you decide to complete all the recommended readings.

  • Does this course qualify for FSA certification?

    The course is a short summary of the FSA Credential program, which consists of 2 levels and requires 50 hours of studying. This course is not equivalent to completing FSA credential and we encourage our students to pursue their FSA studies if they wish to specialize in this area of work.

  • Does this course qualify for Continue Education credits?

    This course may qualifies for most continue education requirements as it covers topics that are relevant for anyone working in finance. By completing this course, you may be able to claim up to 1 hour of CPD credits.

  • Is there a deadline to complete the course?

    Students have up to 2 months from the enrollment date to complete the course.