For realizing the goal of decarbonization by 2060, China is projected to invest more than 400 trillion RMB in carbon neutrality financing in the next 30 years, which stimulates massive demand for ESG services and talents. Speakers from NGOs, local universities, and financial firm deliver insights into the current challenge and gaps in Hong Kong’s ESG labor market , suggesting measures to accelerate the development of ESG talents. The HKGFA-HKUST Certificate in Sustainable Finance program was discussed as an important step forward from the HKGFA side to solve the shortage of ESG talents.
SCMP organized the discussion panel “How can Hong Kong Address its Talent Shortage in ESG?” on 12th May, 12 pm – 13 pm HKT.
- Christopher Hui Ching-yu, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Haitian Lu, Co-Director, Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Jun Ma, Chairman, Hong Kong Green Finance Association; Co-chair, G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group
- Moderator: Eric Ng, News Editor, Climate, South China Morning Post
Access to SCMP news article: https://www.scmp.com/business/article/3177514/hong-kong-finance-sector-teams-universities-plug-green-finance-and-esg