Corporate ESG and Sustainable Investing (2-in-1 ESG course)
Discover the Potential of Corporate ESG and Sustainable Investing for your Career and Personal Finance (incl. ChatGPT)

What you will learn

Learn the basics of sustainability

Explore sustainable investing strategies

Learn how to identify sustainable companies

Combine sustainable investing and value investing

Protect your money and investments during recessions


This course is a unique combination of Corporate ESG and Sustainable Investing.

Sustainability and Corporate ESG are far more than temporary trends. They are essential to transform our global economy and get back into balance with our planet earth.

First you will learn the basics of sustainability, which are the biggest problems and challenges right now and how politicians are trying to set a framework to enforce the sustainable transformation worldwide.

Then we will present an overview of topics and approaches related to sustainability and ESG in a corporate environment, for example the usage of resources and supply-chain management as well as social working conditions and compliance.

Furthermore, this course includes a variety of management tools for young professionals like strategic analysis and KPIs in order to plan and implement ESG in their company.

Afterwards we show you how the financial markets can influence the direction of economic development, which are the current trends and problems and present you different strategies for sustainable investing.

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Through the combination of corporate ESG criteria and the financial criteria of traditional value investing, you will be able to build a sustainable portfolio.

We are looking forward to welcome you as a student in our course.

Best regards,


Founder and CEO of VIA Financial Education UG (haftungsbeschrรคnkt)





1. Basics of Sustainability

1.1 Economic Developments
1.2 Demand of Resources
1.3 Limited Growth and Earth Overshoot Day
1.4 Climate Change
1.5 New Prioritization of Needs
1.6 Sustainable Transformation

2. Political and Corporate Framework

2.1 UN Sustainable Development Goals
2.2 Rio Agenda 21, Kyoto Protocol and Parisian Climate Contract
2.3 Laws and Guidelines
2.4 CSR and CC
2.5 PPP, TBL and ESG

3. ESG at the Financial Markets

3.1 International Financial Markets
3.2 ESG Market Size and Growth
3.3 The extended Magic Triangle
3.4 Sustainability and Performance
3.5 Greenwashing and Fraud

4. Sustainable Investing Strategies

4.1 UN PRI Guide for ESG Investors
4.2 Sustainable Funds and ETFs
4.3 Negative Screening / Exclusion
4.4 Positive Screening / Best-in-class
4.5 Sustainability-focused Industries
4.6 Long-term Investing

5. Identifying Sustainable Companies

5.1 Overview of ESG criteria
5.2 Country and Working Conditions
5.3 Industries and Business Models
5.4 Management Values and Vision
5.5 Product, Technology and Innovation
5.6 Resources, Energy, Waste and Emissions
5.7 Supply-Chain-Management
5.8 Compliance and Risk Reduction
5.9 Environmental and Social Engagement
5.10 Certificates and Labels
5.11 Sustainability Ratings

6. Financial Analysis

6.1 Diversification and RIsk Management
6.2 Profitability
6.3 Stability
6.4 Dividends
6.5 Financial Ratios
6.6 Intrinsic Value
6.7 Margin of Safety
Case Study for Financial Analysis and Company Selection

Bonus Section: Fundamental Investing Strategies

Value Investing
Quality Investing
Dividend Investing
Growth Investing
Counter-cyclical Investing