Professionalism | begins with qualification

IICA - IASE has the power to change lives

The International Institute for Climate Action (IICA) – is the association of experts in the field of Climate Change and Policy, founded 9 years ago with the purpose to assist the business community in the fight against climate change, reduction of CO2 emissions, introduction of the Low Carbon Strategy, the Adaptation Strategy, and the European Green Plan into their business plans and processes and thus their sustainable – green economic development and growth while preserving the environment and climate.

The International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) – envisions a future in which our society understands the importance and benefits of Environmental Social and Governance/Gender (ESG) process criteria’s and how it can make our lives better; a future in which consumers can readily identify competent and ethical professionals who place Environmental Social and Governance/Gender’ interests first; a future in which practitioners aspire to the highest levels of professionalism and excellence; in which companies, regulators, governments and many other stakeholders internationally are recognizing ESG criteras as a mainstream.


About us


IICA-IASE is a platform for mutual cooperation between the International Institute for Climate Action (IICA) and the International Association for Sustainable Economy (IASE) in order to jointly benefit humanity by establishing, upholding and promoting global practice standards for ESG and sustainability professionals.

IICA-IASE demonstrates its commitment to excellence with its twin qualifications and marks of professional distinction

What we do

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Our Qualifications

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


Education (relevant qualification)
Examination (pass a Professional Competency Exam/Board Exam set by IASE)
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.

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.

IICA- 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.


We are here for YOU: to educate, train and certificate professionals within ESG context.


Planning of trainings and events: PLANNING OF EVENTS TRAINING!

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    Course schedule

    The schedule for the ESG courses aiming to prepare candidates for ISB and ISF certification is as follows:

    April - Jun 2022

    Start Date: 11 Apr 2022

    End Date: 5 Jun 2022

    Price: 500EUR

    Jul - Sep 2022

    Start Date: 11 Jul 2022

    End Date: 4 Sep 2022

    Price: 500EUR

    Oct - Nov 2022

    Start Date: 3 Oct 2022

    End Date: 27 Nov 2022

    Price: 500EUR


    The course is delivered online and lasts for 8 weeks, with an expected daily commitment (Monday to Friday) of at least 45 minutes (equivalent to 30 hours of online training).

    IICA-IASE has a network of non-for-profit member organizations in 7 countries and territories: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.


    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

    Powering professional standards

    International Institute for Climate Action

    Trg kralja Tomislava 10,

    10000 Zagreb




    + 385 1 64 48 106