AGRC Certificate
in ESG Principles & Standards

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Valid Until 15 January 2023

650 €455

650 €455


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Online AGRC Examination

1-Year AGRC Membership

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-The Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC) is a non-profit global professional accreditation and certification organization and networking platform

-AGRC is the fastest growing International AML and compliance community in the world

-AGRC aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences among Compliance, Risk, and Governance professionals

-The AGRC Values: Education | Expertise | Innovation | Global Outreach | Networking

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During the past several years, ESG has gained plenty of prominence throughout the corporate world as a growing number of organisations have started embracing its three pillars and setting up programmes targeting issues such as climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion, employee benefits, executive bonus structures, and more. Pressure from stakeholders, the upcoming generation of professionals and consumers, and society at large have made it a crucial part of any organisation’s strategy to look after their activities and performance in these areas. In many cases, these organisations’ growth, stability, and continuity as businesses are at stake. As part of this programme, you will pick up the ins and outs of ESG from a compliance and reporting perspective and be better prepared to help your organisation develop a sound, effective, and long-term strategy to tackle all ESG issues.

The AGRC Certificate in ESG Principles and Standards provides participants with a thorough understanding of a topic that has gained increasing significance and attention amongst corporations, regulators, and researchers. At the same, the Certificate offers guidance as to how corporations can best prepare under the growing number of ESG-related regulations.

The AGRC’s ESG Principles & Standards Certificate’s Curriculum

AGRC’s Certificate covers the following specific topics:

 – The Stakeholder Theory
 – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vs. ESG
 –  Sustainability
 – The Environment, Social and Governance Pillars
 – Green Finance
 – Principles of Responsible Banking, Investment, and Insurance
 – The Business Case for CSR, ESG, and Sustainability
 – Global Initiatives and Development such as The Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal, and the UK’s Green Finance Strategy
 – ESG Reporting Standards and Frameworks
 – ESG Investing Strategies
 – The Push for ESG into the Future

Expected Learning Outcomes for AGRC’s ESG Principles & Standards Certificate
Here’s what you can expect to achieve following the completion of this Certificate:

 – Define the three ESG pillars—Environment, Social and Governance
 – Identify the importance of ESG and CSR programmes to an organisation’s corporate governance practices
 – Understand the main concepts behind Green Finance and how responsible banking, investment, and insurance work within this framework
 – Describe the objectives and main tenets of the many global initiatives set up to encourage policies that will contribute to the growth and advancement of ESG issues
 – Study the main ESG reporting standards and frameworks so that your organisation is better prepared to fulfil its reporting requirements
 – Understand the main concepts behind ESG investing

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Most frequent questions and answers
Upon registration you will attain immediate access to all study material and self-paced eLearning lectures.
Yes, for each AGRC package you will receive the Study Guide, and the exam (two attempts). You will also receive a structured guided eLearning package that includes video lectures, case studies and much more that will allow you to study at your own time and better prepare for the exam.  
Yes, the AGRC Certificate in ESG Principles & Standards is designed to be a fully self-paced online programme, accessible with any device, 24/7, from anywhere in the world. 
The AGRC Study Guide contains a full mock exam with 40 practice questions for your reference. The online study material online includes additional practice questions that will enable you to engage better with the content and get the most out of your reading.
You attain immediate access to the exam upon the success in all of the five modules. The three of the five modules are allocated Multiple Choice questions (MCQs). In total 25 Multiple Choice questions with a pass mark of 70% and an unlimited number of attempts. You need also to complete the online mock examination which consists of 40 Multiple Choice questions.
The exam is conveniently taken remotely from your own PC or laptop. You do not need to travel to an examination centre to sit your final test – rather, you can take the exam at your own convenience, at any time from the comfort of your home or office.
The AGRC exam consist of 40 MCQs for the completion and award of the Certificate in ESG Principles & Standards, issued by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC). The pass mark is 70% and two attempts are permitted. The time allowed for the exam is 60 minutes.
We recommended a total of 25 to 30 learning hours. As it is a fully self-paced course, you would be expected to define a suitable pace yourself. However, most of our students, tend to complete their training in under 3 months.

– 15 to 20 hours of self-paced online interactive learning including analysis of four practical case studies

– One year of free AGRC membership

– Practice questions

– Online exam

– AGRC certificate

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to ESG and the different requirements that this sector might entail moving forward. Professionals carrying out the roles of directors, members of the Board, senior managers, lawyers, company secretaries, compliance and risk officers, and consultants may benefit from this course. No previous knowledge or experience is required, although it is assumed that participants have good knowledge of English and a sound educational background.


This certification has been developed by the Association of Governance, Risk and Compliance (AGRC) and course has been created by the European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF).The syllabus is verified by external subject matter experts and may be accredited by financial regulators and professional bodies.

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