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Selected Programmes Now Eligible under the "Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme" (GSF) with up to HK$10,000 Course Fee Subsidy

February 9, 2023

The green and sustainability issues have been gaining much attention in the international community. As a leading financial center in Asia, Hong Kong is committed to promoting green and sustainable financial development. In order to groom local talents, the Government has launched the “Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme” to enhance the capacity building for local practitioners as well as prospective practitioners. The Scheme is administered by the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance, in which The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (CASG) was co-initiated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in May 2020.

Seven programmes offered by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) are now eligible under the Scheme, including diploma and certificate courses as well as workshops. The programmes cover a wide spectrum of ESG topics, from international trend of sustainable development and regulations to green financial instruments and carbon asset management, in order to enhance the business competitiveness in the ever-changing landscape of ESG Governance and Net Zero Economy.

  • Advanced Executive Diploma in ESG Strategy and Innovation for Net-Zero
  • Executive Diploma in Sustainability, ESG and Green Finance
  • Advanced Executive Certificate in Carbon Trading and Green Finance
  • Executive Certificate in ESG Planning (Certified ESG Planner CEP®)
  • Professional Certificate Programme in Global ESG Investing
  • Workshop on ESG and Green Finance for Leadership – Why, What, How
  • Workshop on Sustainability & ESG – Opportunities for Insurance and Wealth Management Professionals

Eligible applicants may apply for reimbursement of relevant fees upon successful completion of eligible programmes. Applicants may claim up to 80% of the reimbursable fees of an eligible programme, subject to a ceiling of HK$10,000. Full-time student may claim up to 100% of the reimbursable fees. In addition, applicants must enrol in an eligible programme after it is registered under the Scheme, and must have successfully completed the the programme on or before 12 December 2025.

To enrol in the “Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme” eligible programmes, please visit the Hong Kong Management Association website:

About The Hong Kong Management Association
The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) is a leading professional organization which was established in 1960 for the purpose of advancing management excellence in Hong Kong and the region. Services provided by HKMA can be categorized into three major areas, namely education and training; management services and membership services. With a commitment to nurturing human capital through management education and training at all levels, HKMA offers around 2,000 training and education programmes covering a wide range of management disciplines for over 50,000 executives every year. From distance learning courses, seminars and workshops, certificates, diplomas, all the way to bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programmes jointly organized with prestigious overseas universities. Diversified management services are offered to provide platforms for business executives to exchange ideas, to network and to gain professional development. Annually, the Association organizes diverse functions such as Annual Conference, seminars, workshops and talks. Prominent business leaders are invited to share their invaluable insights and wisdom on the most updated trends and development of management. To promote best practices in management, the Association organizes nine business awards in Hong Kong and Mainland China, recognized as the highest accolades of the business community. These include the Best Annual Reports Awards, the HKMA Quality Award, the Award for Excellence in Training and Development, the HKMA/ViuTV & Now TV Awards for Marketing Excellence, the Hong Kong Sustainability Award, the Hong Kong Management Game, the Distinguished Salesperson Award, the Award for China Marketing Excellence and HKMA/HKT Global Innovation Award.

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Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on Thursday, 9 February 2023.

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