What we do

IASE, in consultation with its global stakeholders, establishes and enforces compliance with the highest global professional and ethical standards for sustainability practitioners as well as certification requirements for those aspiring to professional levels.

Professionals
Aspiring Professionals
Governments & NGO’s
Corporates

What we do

IASE, in consultation with its global stakeholders, establishes and enforces compliance with the highest global professional and ethical standards for sustainability practitioners as well as certification requirements for those aspiring to professional levels.

Professionals
Aspiring Professionals
Governments & NGO’s
Corporates

For Our Professionals

Achieving our coveted international ISF or ISB credentials can bring a significant boost to your professional development and significantly enhance your career potential as well as pride in your profession. As a professional, you can enjoy access to our technical and market knowledge along with practical support for your continuous professional development. What’s more, you become integrated into a huge network of like-minded professionals.

For Our Aspiring Professionals

The world of ESG and sustainability is a varied and exciting one with lots of room for progression making it a very satisfying profession to be part of. We offer an online academic qualification and online CPD training in the field of ESG/Sustainability. We also award the internationally prestigious ISF and ISB designations to individuals who meet our internationally benchmarked certification requirements and professional standards.

For Governments, NGO’s and International Organisations

Given our shared primary interest in upholding the public interest, IASE, as the main international professional standards-setting body for sustainability profession,the IASE community, on an ongoing basis, advocates and engages with international and regional organisations, governments, and NGOs on issues related to ESG and sustainability rules and standards, and the critical part that competent professionals can play in ensuring desired outcomes from all other stakeholder constituencies.

For Corporates

We work with employers to support staff in their professional development through a range of company-wide online training solutions. We work strategically with organisations to develop online training and development programmes that are driven by your unique business needs.

We have deep knowledge and wide experience of people development in the ESG sector. This insight –gained through established customer relationships, comprehensive market engagement and direct client feedback – is used to develop topical, practical and affordable e-learning solutions.

Our Qualifications

The ISF and ISB credentials are one of the most desired and respected global certifications for those seeking to demonstrate their commitment to competent and ethical ESG practice. They symbolise excellence and utmost professionalism in the ESG and Sustainability profession the world over. These designations instantly position you as an expert in the field of ESG and Sustainability.

ISB Certification
ISF Certification

Only individuals who meet our internationally-benchmarked 4-E certification standards are awarded with IASE ISF and ISB designations. Our 4-E standars include:

  • Education (relevant qualification)

  • Examination (pass a Professional Competency Exam/Board Exam set by IASE)

  • Experience

  • Ethics (agree to abide by IASE’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility)

Only individuals who meet our internationally-benchmarked 4-E certification standards are awarded these designations. Our 4-E standars include:

  • Education (relevant qualification)

  • Examination (pass a Professional Competency Exam/Board Exam set by IASE)

  • Experience

  • Ethics (agree to abide by IASE’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility)

All our members are required to adhere to the our Code of Ethics, a set of principles ensuring we maintain high standards of integrity, probity and ethical fair dealing.

Ethics are a cornerstone of professionalism, and ethical behaviour is crucial to secure public trust and confidence in the profession and to build a reputation which people value. Failure to comply with the Code may result in disciplinary action against the member and risk adverse publicity for the member and their  organisation

Code of Ethics practical guide (PDF)

After succesfully meeting the 4E standards above and being awarded either of these designations, holders must also demonstrate annually that they meet the following additional professional requirementes:

  • Continuous Professional Development (commitment to lifelong learning)

  • Continued adherence to AISE’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

We are all living in a dynamic world where needs and professional profiles are continously changing. We work closely with the industry in order to adapt our syllabus to market needs. Therefore, in addition to our ISF certification, we also offer the following specialisations in:

  • Insurance

  • Saving Banks

  • Microfinance

Methodology & Standards

IASE qualifications and designations are designed in consultation with experienced sector practitioners. All IASE qualifications are quality-assured and supported by relevant learning outcomes.

IASE qualifications are flexible, allowing you to create a learning pathway to suit your needs.

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