There is a growing demand for companies in Hong Kong to hire sustainability professionals with ESG knowledge and experience, but what does it take to become one of them? Check out the article link below to learn more about local sustainability trends and educational resources.
Recap of the professional sustainability qualifications offered by Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (HKIQEP), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST):
- HKGFA has been plugging the ESG talent gap by running courses to get finance professionals up to speed on sustainability issues, including collaborating with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on short-term courses. (Latest program details: https://www.hkgreenfinance.org/event/2023-hkgfa-hkust-certificate-in-sustainable-finance/)
- HKIQEP has created a new qualification with a syllabus that spans across the broad field of environmental knowledge. Those who pass are considered a qualified environmental professional. The institute is working with universities to align undergraduate environmental courses with its assessment so that graduates can be better equipped to pass the exam.
- HKUST started a groundbreaking – Hong Kong’s first – green finance undergraduate degree last year, in which students can gain a strong foundation in both environment and finance.
Source: South China Morning Post