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The Hong Kong Management Association Joins Hands with CFA Institute to Launch Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing

May 4, 2022

With the rising importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and surging demand for ESG talents, the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), in collaboration with CFA Institute, is launching the Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing under the HKMA Global Centre for ESG Education and Research (GC-ESG). The official syllabus and course materials of the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing, which are recognised by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), will be adopted in this new programme to help students prepare for the Certificate in ESG Investing.

Ms Titania Woo, Executive Director of the HKMA, said, “We are very proud to collaborate with CFA Institute in offering the Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing. Talents with ESG-related knowledge and skillsets are extremely sought-after now, both locally and internationally. As Hong Kong has raised the bar for banks, publicly listed companies, asset managers and insurers to comply with ESG disclosure requirements by 2025, the city needs a lot more talents with ESG expertise to help firms integrate ESG principles into their strategy, especially for the financial services sector. This timely programme will help aspiring executives unlock their career potential while empowering more organisations to further their ESG journeys.”

Nick Pollard, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute, said, “CFA Institute sees a clear role for the financial services sector to play in integrating ESG factors into the investment process, and providing targeted expertise and solutions on key ESG issues to help create a sustainable future. The inclusion of our Certificate in ESG Investing in the Hong Kong Management Association’s Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing will help equip investment professionals with the knowledge and skillset needed to better understand this challenging subject matter.”

The Hong Kong Management Association is offering the Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing to equip professionals with comprehensive knowledge on ESG investing and related international standards.

Indicative Topics

  • Introduction to ESG
  • The ESG Market
  • Environmental Factors
  • Social Factors
  • Governance Factors
  • Engagement and Stewardship
  • ESG Analysis, Valuation, and Integration
  • ESG Integrated Portfolio Construction and Management
  • Investment Mandates, Portfolio Analytics, and Client Reporting

The Certificate is designed to meet the needs of investment practitioners who aspire to learn how to analyse and integrate material ESG factors into their daily investment analysis practice. It is also ideal for anyone looking to improve their understanding of ESG issues in functions such as sales and distribution, wealth management, product development, financial advice, consulting and risk.

To join a growing global community of ESG professionals, secure your place in the Hong Kong Management Association’s Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing, at

About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 180,000 CFA® charterholders worldwide in more than 160 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and there are 160 local societies. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter at @CFAInstitute.

About The Hong Kong Management Association
The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) was established in 1960. As a non-profit making professional organization, its vision is to be the leading professional organization advancing management excellence in Hong Kong and the Region. To nurture human capital through management education and training at all levels, the Association offers over 2,000 management development programmes and activities to more than 50,000 participants annually. A diverse range of courses are offered including programmes leading to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in partnership with prestigious universities worldwide; Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; seminars and workshops; as well as short courses for business executives and professionals. To recognize best practices in management, the Association organizes eight annual business awards, which are widely respected and have become the highlights of the business community. The Association also provides its 13,000 corporate and individual members with a platform for the exchange of ideas, networking and personal development.

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Jointly issued by The Hong Kong Management Association and CFA Institute on Wednesday, 4 May 2022.

Mr Francis Lee (+852) 2530 0228 /
Mr Dennis Eng (+852) 9862 8889 /
CFA Institute
Ms Renee Cheng (+852) 3958 4818 /
The Hong Kong Management Association