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Certificate in ESG Investing Usage Guide

CFA® Institute is the sponsor of the Certificate in ESG Investing.

To assist those who have earned the Certificate in ESG Investing with proper trademark usage, CFA Institute has developed the guide below. Please consult and follow this guide when preparing resumes, social media profiles, promotional literature, signage, and all other forms of printed, electronic, and written communications. If questions arise please contact staff in the Legal Services Group at CFA Institute by email at trademark@cfainstitute.org.

  1. The Certificate in ESG Investing should not be used as a designation.

    Once you have been officially notified by CFA Institute that you have passed the examination, you have the right to make the following statement: “Awarded the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.” The Certificate in ESG Investing should not be used after an individual’s name, or to describe an individual.

    Improper

    John Smith, Certificate in ESG Investing

    John Smith, ESG

    John Smith, CFA ESG Investing

    Proper

    John Smith earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

    John Smith holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

  2. Add the Certificate in ESG Investing to your resume or CV and online profile. On LinkedIn, please reference it in the Certifications section as Certificate in ESG Investing. The certifying body is CFA Institute.