HKGFA-HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance (Nov 2023 Cohort)

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Climate change is a pressing global issue requiring every effort to combat the environmental challenges our world faces. Sustainable finance and investing plays a pivotal role in directing capital towards projects and assets that deliver positive environmental and social impact in the transition towards a climate resilient and sustainable future. As a leading green and sustainable financial hub, Hong Kong can contribute to the world’s effort and support the global transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable economy.


Hong Kong Green Finance Association and HKUST Business School Executive Education Office are pleased to run the Certificate in Sustainable Finance program. The program supports the Hong Kong SAR Government’s drive to build and develop ESG talent and upskill the next generation of sustainable finance professionals. The program provides unique access to learn from industry experts and academia on the Asian sustainable finance landscape, sustainable financing products, ESG integration and climate risk management to achieve net zero targets. Program participants will benefit from joining the HKGFA-HKUST alumni network, providing access to ongoing training and networking opportunities.


It is one of the Eligible Programs under the Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme. Eligible applicants may apply for reimbursement of fees upon completion of this programme, subject to a ceiling of HK$10,000 or 80% of the reimbursement of fees and other conditions. For the latest terms and conditions, please refer to

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Program Details

Program Schedule

4, 11 & 18 November 2023 (Saturday)

08:45 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 12:00 – Morning Session

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch Break/Networking

13:00 – 16:00 – Afternoon Session

*Daily schedule is subject to change



HKUST Business School Central – Room 1501-02, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road Central, Hong Kong


Upon Completion

HKGFA and HKUST Business School will jointly issue the Certificate of Completion to participants who have achieved a 70% attendance and assessment pass mark.

A written proof of attendance will be distributed to participants upon completion of program.

HKICPA/ CFA/ SFC charterholders or licensed persons may be able to claim CPD hours/PL Credits/CPT hours based on the member guidelines.


Program Fee

Program Fee HK$15,000 (inclusive of light lunch)

HKGFA Members and HKUST Alumni (including participants of our open programs) can enjoy special rate at HK$13,500 (inclusive of light lunch)


Program Module & Lecturer

Module 1 – Sustainable Finance Standards, Principals, Taxonomies and Regulations

Ms. Helena Fung, Head of Sustainable Finance and Investment, Asia Pacific, London Stock Exchange Group


Module 2 – ESG Disclosure, Reporting and Data in Asia

Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan, Adjunct Associate Professor for the Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST; Managing Director of Sustainability and Risk Governance, Link Asset Management Limited


Module 3 – Structuring Sustainable Finance Products

Prof. Veronique Lafon-Vinais, Co-Director, BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance; Associate Professor of Business Education, HKUST

Ms. Yasmine Djeddai, Managing Director – Head of Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale


Module 4 – Designing Sustainable Portfolio, ESG Investing and Risk Management

Mr. Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy, Fidelity International

Mr. Anthony Cheung, FCPA (Aust), FHKIoD, CESGA, Managing Director and Head of ESG, PAG Polymer Capital Management


Module 5 – Climate and Environmental Risk

Ir. Dr. Bruce Chong, Director, Climate Change, Urban Sustainability & Smart City, East Asia, Arup


Module 6 – Carbon Markets and Trading

Mr. Charles Bedford, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST; Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Carbon Growth Partners


For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at

HKUST Business School Central
04 November, 11 November, 18 November 2023
9 am - 4 pm HKT