The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) based in the United Kingdom has unveiled an educational program dedicated to sustainable and responsible investments, green finance, and climate finance. This initiative was introduced during a forum organized by CISI through its Nigerian members in Lagos, where discussions centered on the benefits of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In response to the growing demand for expertise in monitoring corporate compliance with ESG disclosure and building trust among stakeholders while enhancing risk management, CISI has created a dedicated learning materials portal.
The President of CISI Nigeria, Ijeoma Onwu, emphasized the institute’s commitment to expanding its membership base, particularly among young professionals. She highlighted the importance of continuous training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in achieving this goal and encouraged forum participants to leverage the event to deepen their understanding of ESG issues. Onwu also stressed the significance of advising organizations on the advantages of implementing ESG principles for improved stakeholder engagement.
CISI’s certification is recognized globally and opens up employment opportunities in more than 75 countries worldwide. As businesses adapt to technological advancements, the institute emphasizes the importance of organizations paying attention to environmental, social, and governance issues to ensure long-term sustainability.