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John Molson School of Business

Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program

The John Molson School of Business in cooperation with the Finance and Sustainability Initiative Montreal has created the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification Program (SIPC).  This program offers rigorous training to business professionals with 120 to 150 hours of self-study curriculum material, online study guidance, certification testing, culminating in the Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate. It is an online program that can be completed within twelve months.

Increasingly, there’s a new breed of investor who wants their investments to generate positive financial returns while also creating positive environmental and social impact. As a result, new investment opportunities have emerged. This rapidly developing area requires a new set of investment and risk management skills.

The SIPC was created in response to the growing interest in sustainable investment approaches. Designed to provide professionals in the finance, investment and corporate world with a unique set of skills and knowledge. The SIPC prepares you to take full advantage of sustainable investing opportunities.

Participants who successfully complete the program requirements will be awarded a Sustainable Investment Professional Certificate by the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University and will be permitted to use the SIPC designation.

Upon completion of the SIPC program, the certified investment professional will be qualified to:

  • Make informed choices regarding investment opportunities that take into account environmental, social, ethical, and governance considerations
  • Provide investment advice that considers a person’s personal values, along with their financial goals
  • Practice and be knowledgeable of sustainability initiatives in the business world and the advantages that encompass a newly evolving concept


Financial Sustainability Initiative Montreal
Addenda Capital

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Desjardins Group
Groupe Investissement Responsable Inc.

Osisko Mining Corporation
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