IASE (International Association for Sustainable Economy) is a world-leading non-profit organisation working in the area of sustainability, with a presence in more than 35 countries across all five continents covering more than 60% of the world's population.


To provide high-quality online training on a range of ESG topics for professionals and anyone interested in the subject to supply them with the knowledge needed to improve their performance at work, helping to accelerate the transition towards greater sustainability at the organisations where they are employed.

In addition, Exponential Education's online training courses will prepare candidates for the professional certifications issued by IASE (International Association for Sustainable Economy):

ISF (International Sustainable Finance): Level 1

ISB (International Sustainable Business): Level 1


Our online ESG courses are divided into four clearly differentiated modules:

Module 1:

A general overview of the current international ESG context, as well as the background to climate change and the key factors involved in it, with a particular emphasis on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main aspects of the sustainability strategies adopted by companies and financial institutions will be covered, in order to then address the key aspects of the effects of climate change, followed by topics relating to energy efficiency.

Module 2:

An examination of all aspects relating to the environment, climate change, green transition and sustainable finance. Accordingly, this module looks at the background and history of aspects linked to green transition, to then address the opportunities that adequate management brings to the business and financial sector enabling institutions to evolve towards a much more sustainable model. Likewise, aspects linked to the measurement of ESG ratings and the most suitable mechanisms for setting carbon prices are dealt with. In addition, the module analyses the current role of consumers and their positive view of those companies that have responsible ESG-compatible policies.

Module 3:

An analysis of crucial social issues, including: social pillars, the importance of introducing social and gender standards in companies and financial institutions, the future challenges facing organisations in terms of gender equality, the importance of having adequate mechanisms to facilitate and foster gender equality in companies' management bodies, creating the ESG culture at companies, active engagement of employees with the ESG policies that are implemented, the importance of the social inclusion of the most vulnerable sectors of society, etc.

Module 4:

Multiple aspects related to organisation governance are tackled, such as: the importance of including ESG standards as central components of the governance model for all types of institutions; the analysis of the impact of regulation in connection with ESG which affects and will affect the future of organisations; the implementation of ESG factors in the organisation governance; as well as the involvement of shareholders in the corporate strategies of their respective companies.

Professional certifications

Exponential Education has been designated as an 'Academic Collaborating Entity' by IASE (International Association for Sustainable Economy), making it an 'Official Provider' of training for ESG certification.

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Teaching staff

Teaching staff was chosen for both their professional expertise and their teaching capacity, as attested to by the numerous courses they have taught in this subject area over the last few years. A balance has been sought between prestigious academics from internationally renowned universities, professionals from the Regulatory Sphere, senior managers from major companies with responsibilities in connection with sustainability, representatives of multilateral entities, business associations, specialist funds and official institutions, as well as personalities recognised for their know-how and implementation of ESG at banks and companies.

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The methodology used in Exponential Education’s online ESG training programme will be highly practical and will be adapted to different types of organisations, combining online explanations from all the teachers with multiple practical examples from around the world.

Moreover, all the online material will cover in detail the various aspects of the syllabus for ISB (International Sustainable Business) and ISF(International Sustainable Finance) certifications, helping to ensure that the preparation of all candidates is suitable and maximising the opportunities of obtaining said certifications.

Trainees will also have the opportunity to watch high-quality academic videos in which the most prominent experts from around the world share their opinions on different ESG topics.

Candidates will have access to numerous interviews and case studies with an international focus, providing them with a “global” overview of ESG around the world (Africa, Europe, China, Japan, USA, India, etc.).

Online tests are available to allow trainees to evaluate their level of knowledge. Using this methodology, we are able to monitor each candidate's development and increase their chance of success when they sit the official IASE examinations.

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