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Developing ESG Talents for Hong Kong - HKMA is Accepting Applications for Advanced Executive Diploma in ESG Strategy and Innovation for Net-Zero (AEDES)

August 29, 2022

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) has been increasingly emphasized among corporates because of not only the tightened regulations and requirements from government bodies but also the evolving clients’ expectation on the corporates’ social responsibility.

To equip senior executives with practical knowledge and strategies to pursue corporate competitive advantages by turning ESG and Carbon Neutrality into measurable actions with business results as well as meeting the expectation of the stakeholders, Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) proudly launches the Advanced Executive Diploma in ESG Strategy and Innovation for Net-Zero (AEDES).

The diploma programme incorporated an integrated spectrum of ESG topics from international trend of sustainable development & regulations to green financial instruments and carbon asset management into the syllabus to ensure that our students are able to maintain the competitiveness of their corporates in the ever-changing landscape of ESG Governance and Net Zero Economy.

The Programme, supported by World Green Organisation, Hong Kong Institute of Circular Economy Limited, and Think-ESG Limited, covers practical modules in valuable sharing sessions by industry expert speakers, company visit and demonstration. Participants will be eligible to apply for the Certified ESG Planner CEP® qualification upon completion of the Programme.

Dr. William Yu, the Programme leader of the AEDES is well known of his strong academic background and robust experience in the ESG field. Dr. Yu has comprehensive knowledge and practical experience on how to implement ESG strategies in corporate to accomplish the expectation of stakeholders presenting both social responsibility and business-driven perspectives. Dr. Yu founded World Green Organisation, a green NGO in 2012. He is also an ESBN Task Force Member of the United Nations. He serves in the Council for Sustainable Development under the Environment and Ecology Bureau, HKSAR Government. Dr. Yu’s extensive experience is not limited to public sector. He is currently working with Ove Arup & Partners and Pricewaterhouse Coopers on the transition framework to TCFD (The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) for the key corporations.

The Programme is now accepting applications for the September intake. Group discount would be offered for two or more bookings from the same company joining the same session of the Programme at the same time. Interested parties may click the link for more details:

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 education and training programmes and activities to more than 50,000 participants annually. A diverse range of programmes are provided including Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in partnership with prestigious universities worldwide; Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; as well as seminars and workshops for business executives and professionals. To promote best practices in management, the Association organizes forums and conferences as well as nine annual business awards, which are recognized as the highest accolades of the business community, providing an exemplary model for business professionals to follow and benchmark. With a membership of 13,000 executives and 500 companies, from multinationals to SMEs, the Association offers a wide range of activities through its six Specialist Clubs and provides members with an excellent platform for exchange of ideas, networking and personal development.

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Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on Monday, 29 August 2022.

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