HKGFA-HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance (Jun 2022 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

11, 18 & 25 June 2022 (Saturday)

08:45 – 09:00 – Registration

09:00 – 11:30 – Morning Session

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch Break/Networking

12:30 – 15:00 – 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 – Global Regulatory Overview: Green and Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Standards
Mr. K.T. Ting, Director, Strategic Services Development, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency


Module 2 – ESG Disclosure, Reporting and Data in Asia
Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability, HKUST; Head 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. Tracy Wong Harris, Head of Sustainable Finance Asia, Standard Chartered


Module 4 – Designing Sustainable Portfolios and ESG Investing
Mr. Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Director of Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International
Mr. Alexander Chan, Head of ESG Client Strategy Asia Pacific, Invesco


Module 5  – Environmental and Climate Risk Analysis (ESG Risks)
Mr. Ian Drew, Regional Head of Climate and Nature-Related Risk, Asia, HSBC
Ms. Grace Kwok, Chairman and Executive Director, Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited


Module 6 – Carbon Markets
Dr. Shelley Zhou, Adjunct Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST; Managing Principal, APAC ESG Lead, Capco
Ms. Grace Hui, Former Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, HKEX


For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at

HKUST Business School Central
11 June, 18 June, 25 June 2022
9 am - 3 pm HKT