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Welcome to the Candriam Academy

The world’s first free-to-access accredited training platform for sustainable and responsible investing.

The Candriam Academy aims to raise the awareness, education and knowledge of institutional investors and financial intermediaries on the topic of sustainable and responsible investing via an innovative online platform of inspiring and actionable content and materials.

The Candriam Academy is free of charge and open to all (though has been conceived with the needs of intermediaries in mind).

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Essential SRI News and Expertise

No Surprise: Sustainability Funds Outperform the Market – Despite COVID-19

The megatrend of 2019 was sustainability. Led by climate activist Greta Thunberg, youth across the world demanded politicians and business owners engage in immediate action on climate and sustainability. Investors followed in droves: According to research by...

System Change Investing has the potential to be the highest impact SRI

If an asset manager were contemplating the ideal fund in the Sustainable/Responsible Investing (SRI) area, they probably would have at least three requirements: outstanding financial performance, highest possible sustainability benefits and market leadership...

Inside Out Economics: Are Externalities the Main Event?

The question our sustainability crisis poses is whether our economy is more market failure than market? What says economics, then? The article is an abridged version of an essay, ‘Pigou and the Dropped Stitch of Economics’ available at the Preventable Surprises...

French President Emmanuel Macron and ESG Investing

French President Emmanuel Macron took office in 2017 at age 39 with promises to bring venture capital and a new tech industry to France. The president, who comes from a banking background, also pushed for ambitious environmental reforms across industries. His economic...

Bill Gates – Upping the Stakes with Impact Investing

 Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is a pioneer in what’s known as impact investing—private investment that not only has a measurable bottom line, but also a real environmental or social impact.  That goes beyond ESG investing, which generally seeks to...

Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 4

The fourth UN (United Nations) Sustainable Development Goal focuses on Quality Education. The goal is to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” According to the UN, achieving inclusive and quality...

An economic case for protecting the planet

We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global commons, that are vital for our survival. In...

The political tipping point: Why the politics of energy will follow the economics

The political tipping point is coming.  The falling costs of renewables are driving a political tipping point where politicians move from expensive support for renewables to embrace the sector and to tax fossil fuel externalities.  This is a key driver of the...

Masamichi Kono, OECD Deputy Secretary-General: A new paradigm shift toward environmentally sustainable finance

The OECD stands ready to support efforts to build political leadership and address outstanding barriers to sustainable finance https://www.responsible-investor.com/home/article/op_ed_masamichi_kono_oecd_deputy_secretary_general_a_new_paradigm_shift_tow/

Enron: Why Corporate Governance Matters

Collapse of Enron; Greater public scrutiny on corporate governance issues  The story of Enron ends with a spectacular crash and massive bankruptcy. Once a Wall Street darling and one of the world’s largest companies, Enron saw their shares tumble from a high of $90.75...