Executive Diploma in Sustainability, ESG and Green Finance

Executive Diploma in Sustainability, ESG and Green Finance


The class is full and any enrolment will be placed on waiting list. Please send your enquiries to Ms Christine Choy on christinechoy@hkma.org.hk. Thank you.

This course aims to provide a comprehensive study and career enhancement opportunities for professionals in understanding the full spectrum of Sustainability, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Green Finance. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge of internationally recognized standards and practices, including the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s ESG Reporting Guide.

This course is designed for:

  • Executives who will deal with ESG, Compliance, Regulations and Green Investing
  • Legal staff, Compliance Officers, Securities Staff, Accountants, Financial Analysts, Fund Managers, and Investors who want to know more about Sustainability and Green Finance
  • Students and fresh graduates who want to take up a career in Environmental, Legal, Accounting, Finance and Business Administrative studies
  • Executives, Compliance officers and ESG project team members in Hong Kong listed companies
  • Anyone who is interested in Sustainability and Green Finance

Supporting Organisations

  • Kenny Siu Surveyor & Co
  • SGS Hong Kong Limited
  • The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals
  • The Greater Bay Area ESG and Green Finance Forum
  • The Institute of Compliance Officers of Hong Kong

Information at a Glance


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Due to current COVID-19 situation, the mode of instruction might be changed from face-to-face to online teaching if necessary in the event that face-to-face classes cannot be held. The Association will contact the students concerned with details of such arrangements as necessary.

Brochure Timetable / Application


Module 1: Green Finance, Sustainability and ESG
  • Introduction to ESG and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Green Finance
  • ESG applications in FinTech and RegTech
  • ESG applications in Supply Chain Management and Business
  • Case Studies
Module 2: ESG Reporting
  • Introduction of ESG trend and commonly used ESG reporting guidelines / standards
  • Work preparation before ESG Reporting
  • Compilation of ESG report in accordance with HKEX ESG Reporting Guide
  • Elementary GHG emissions accounting
  • ESG performance assessment
Module 3: Compliance, Regulations and Green Investing
  • Licensed Corporations and Regulated Activities
  • Listed Companies and Listing Rules
  • Green Investing

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English

Satisfactory Completion of a Module and Award

A participant who has maintained a minimum of 70% attendance of total lecture hours of each module; AND passed (obtained at least 50%) all the required assessment(s) of each module will be awarded an Executive Diploma in Sustainability, ESG and Green Finance by The Hong Kong Management Association.


Professor Emil Chan is a FinTech evangelist, digital transformation consultant and startup mentor with extensive experience encompassing cross-border financial systems design and operations in the banking industry. He has also taught as an adjunct professor and visiting lecturer at various local higher institutions. Resourceful and multifaceted, Professor Chan is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing, FinTech Committee Chairman of Smart City Consortium, Hon Chairman of StartHK, Hon Secretary of Invotech, Vice Chairman of HK New Emerging Technology Education Association, Vice Chairman of HK Internet Finance Association, as well as the Convenor of the Institute of Compliance Officers.

Dr Kenny Siu is the senior advisor of Allied Environmental Consultants Limited. He is one of the ESG pioneers in Hong Kong. Dr Siu obtained a professional diploma in building surveying from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Australia, and a doctorate degree in economics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Managers and a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mr Patrick Tsoi is the project leader of the Greater Bay Area Green Finance and ESG forum. He is currently a Doctor of Education candidate in Hong Kong Baptist University. He has 20+ years’ working experience in the IT training area. His work includes complex projects applying data science, and software development to different aspect of value chains as well as participating with research teams, in fields such as Green Finance, Data Science, and Talent Management.

Ms Zonta Yung is the project-in-charge of sustainability solutions at SGS Hong Kong Limited (SGS). She helped SGS develop ESG Reporting Solutions in 2015 and has more than 6 years of experience in managing and executing over 100 ESG reporting projects. These include stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, ESG reporting tool development, briefing, ESG data review and reporting, etc. She has been sharing her knowledge and experience since 2015 via public and in-house training as well in seminars and through various publications.

Mr Conan Lee has a strong background in applying carbon quantification and verification protocol. Since joining SGS in 2010, Conan has been involved in many of the company’s carbon related projects. Over the past 10 years, Conan has successfully helped various organizations establish their carbon inventory, as well as with their products and events. He has been actively engaged in numerous carbon audit or verification projects according to different local or internal verification schemes.

Mr Alan Cheung is an experienced practitioner in the field of sustainability for over 20 years. He started his career in the area of sustainability related to the manufacturing sector and supply chain of retailing business. He has also gained substantial exposure in the management and auditing of sustainability related programs, and is actively pursuing the latest knowledge and skills on sustainability. He has also been following closely the HKEx ESG Reporting Guide since 2015.

Mr Gary Kwan is a veteran professional in the finance market with 40 years of hands-on experience. He started his career in 1979 and has worked in almost every position in major finance companies including Mansion House Securities Ltd, Wardley Financial Services Ltd, HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Ltd, Grand Cathay Securities (HK) Ltd, KGI HK Ltd, and Yue Xiu Securities Holdings Ltd. Over the years, he has served in companies with capital from local, international, Taiwan and Mainland China investors and has gained a deep understanding and appreciation of different business cultures and practices.

Mr Joe Leung is the Head of Corporate Finance and Responsible Officer of a licensed corporation carrying Type 6 activity under section 126 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (SFO). He is currently an independent non-executive director of two listed companies in Hong Kong, responsible for risk management and internal control system. In his previous roles, he has been an executive director of a main-board-listed company mainly overseeing the investment functions, structuring capital reorganization and transactions under the Listing Rules. He had also assumed the role of Chief Financial Officers for a number of companies listed in Hong Kong, Korea and company in Initial Public Offering (IPO) in HKEx.


Tuition Fees

HKMA Member: HK$13,500
Non-member: HK$14,400


Course Details

Ms Christine Choy
Phone: 2774 8517
Email: christinechoy@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

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