Environmental, Social, and Governance Certificate

About the ESG Certification at Loyola

The world of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is moving quickly. In rapidly changing markets, company leaders need new ways to deliver. Be ready to accelerate ESG reporting and impact through the Loyola University Chicago Baumhart Environmental, Social, and Governance Certificate.

From investor and stakeholder expectations to norms and regulations, the Baumhart Certificate in ESG equips practitioners with the knowledge and skills to lead their organization in a rapidly changing world. Completed in 12 months, the Certificate builds foundational knowledge and customized content to accelerate careers and impact.

Program Structure

The Environmental, Social, and Governance Certificate can be pursued full time or part time. Classes are held weekday evenings at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, and many courses are also offered online.

You will take two ESG-focused courses and three electives across acclaimed Loyola schools: the Quinlan School of Business, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, and the School of Environmental Sustainability. This allows you to customize the content to be successful in your industry now.

Finish your Baumhart ESG Certificate in just 12 months and start accelerating your career advancement opportunities and social impact.

Why Choose Loyola for Your ESG Certification?

The Baumhart ESG Certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to align your company's business goals with broader societal and environmental needs. The certificate is cutting edge and customizable to meet your career and impact goals.

Customizable to meet your needs

Launched in summer 2023, the ESG Certificate was built to accelerate ESG reporting and impact. Delve even deeper into ESG practices with elective courses offered through Loyola's Quinlan School of Business, the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, and the School of Environmental Sustainability.

This ESG certification takes practical approaches and provides you with critical insights by Loyola faculty and leading practitioners. From customer and investor demands to norms and regulations (and potential regulations), you will be ready for ESG leadership.

To help you balance your studies with your career and other responsibilities and commitments, Loyola offers your ESG certification courses in the evenings.

By honing your skills in ESG leadership and demonstrating your commitment to sustainable investing, you will enhance your reputation in the industry and improve your job prospects and career advancement opportunities.

Establish the evolution of business and directly link the three themes of environment, social, and governance to today's economy through your introductory ESG course and a highly relevant capstone class with an applied project.

Meet the Team

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

This certificate has been designed to offer practical approaches and critical insights on the possibilities ahead by leading practitioners and faculty: Mamadou-Abou Sarr, CIFD - Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of V-Square Quantitative Management and Adjunct Faculty at Baumhart, Dan Nielsen - Adjunct Faculty at Baumhart, and Karen Weigert – Director, Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility at Loyola with input from multiple leading practitioners.

Visit the Quinlan School of Business faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Environmental, Social, and Governance Certificate program.

Faculty and Staff

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