Certified Sustainable Finance Practitioner 

(Level 1)

Course Objective:

The course trains professionals on life cycle assessment tools in the contemporary market. It also enables you to digitise the execution of projects in ESG, CSR, and commercial projects. On completing the course, a professional will be able to integrate the learnings into businesses and scale up revenue generation.

Date: 16th to 20th September 2024

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST | 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST

Duration: 10 hours

Mode: Online via Zoom

Fees: $395      

 Course Outcomes:

  1. Sustainability systems thinking
  2. Energy transition
  3. Sustainability disclosure frameworks
  4. Transactional carbon accounting
  5. Natural capital and biodiversity
  6. Non-financial reporting
  7. Sustainable bonds market


Christian Butzlaff

 With many years of business software experience, I support our customers with their digital business transformation and innovation topics. Over the last two years, I focused on SAP's new Climate21 products, Product Footprint Management, and Responsible Design and Production. I am promoting and managing the SAP Climate 21 projects in North America by hosting a monthly Climate21 community call.

Specialties: SAP, Management, Leadership, Development, Business Software, Envision, Design Thinking, S/4 HANA, Supply Chain Management, IBP, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Carbon, Climate21, Sustainability, 1BLives.  

Alan Bonilla


  ESG and Sustainability professionals  

  Chief Finance Officers  

  Independent consultants  


  Postgraduate students in the field of sustainability  

Course Curriculum


How The Course Benifits You

Flexibility & convenience of time and space

A gold-standard certification signifies of excellence and reliability in a particular field

Access to expertise & world-class curriculum, comparable to any other globally recognised qualification

Enjoyment and confidence in buying, food and talking restaurant

Optimal pricing with maximum value; achieving the best costs for efficiency and effectiveness

Credibility & career advancement opportunities


Students who have benefitted from our courses

Abhirami Arunachalam

MESG Student

I am a student of IICSR. I did my Masters in ESG here. So I have been working in sustainability domain for three years and I wanted to venture into ESG.IICSR was my go to place because I have experience faculty And practical explosure here . especiallyI loved my classes with Vidya sir who had made it much more simpler to understand the basics so that I would be able to take the advance level course and complete my master's in a very happy way. So, anybody who's not come to IICSR I would suggest to join IICSR group. Thank you .

Sundharesan Jayamoorthi

Advanced Certified ESG Student

I have completed my advanced course from Iicsr and this is a course which is a must if you are going to pursue a career in ESG and something more on sustainability. It's a course which is filled with a lot of practical examples, and there are experienced faculty, so don't miss to go through this course conducted by Iicsr

Satyam Palaspagar

MESG Student

Hi everyone, it's Satya from Mumbai. I've been working in the social development sector for 14 years. I wanted to get into ESG and that's where I was introduced to IICSR by Harsha. I took admission. Initially it was just a 3 month program. It's not sufficient to get into ESG. But then, through my luck and Harsha is so kind to me that I got to work on few assignments. And I finally finished my master's course. The course is not just theoretical knowledge. There are lots of case studies. There are university players. The faculty are very expert having hands on experience of many years. And the people participating in the course, they come from various backgrounds, various expertise. It's been a great learning experience. And I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to get into ESG. I wish you all the best. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is this program for?

CSR and Sustainability consultants, Independent directors, Impact Entrepreneurs, Academic researchers, Management students.

2. What if I am a working professional? Should I still pursue this course?

The course is designed for working professionals looking to up-skill themselves or people looking to change their field of expertise.

3. What is the course objective?

This course intends to prepare participants for sustainability consulting by training them in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). They'll learn LCA concepts, scope definition, baseline assessments, know-how of basic tools, inventory development, result interpretation, rationale building, and some real-life case analysis. Workshops will focus on niche model development for sector-specific insights, aligning participants with industry expectations. Course details/contents will be shared soon.

4. How does the course work?

Upon enrolment, the course including video presentation are made available to you for viewing. Please watch the video modules and learn the content.

5. How long is the course accessible for?

All courses in the Academy are available with access for 90 days from the date of course purchase. You are welcome to the videos as many times as you like to master the learning.

6. Do I need to start at a specific date?

You can start anytime you want, and you have five years of course access. During that period, you can watch the course as many times as you like.