Executive Certificate in ESG Planning (Certified ESG Planner CEP®)

Executive Certificate in ESG Planning (Certified ESG Planner CEP®)


Pilot GSF Capacity Building Support Scheme

Maximum HK$10,000 Subsidy

Name of Programme Provider: The Hong Kong Management Association
Programme Provider Identification Code: PP-TRR419
Programme Identification Code: GTP-602229
Programme Name: Executive Certificate in ESG Planning

This programme is one of the Eligible Programmes under the Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme .

Eligible applicants may apply for reimbursement of relevant fees upon successful completion of Eligible Programmes, subject to a ceiling of HK$10,000 and other conditions.

Application should be sent directly to the Pilot GSF Capacity Building Support Scheme office within three months after programme completion. For details, please visit the Scheme website: www.greentalent.org.hk or contact the Scheme enquiry hotline: 852-2258-6000 or email to enquiry@greentalent.org.hk.


Certified ESG Planner CEP® is a trade mark granted by International Chamber of Sustainable Development (ICSD)* and registered with the United Nations SDGs Knowledge Platform. (Registration No.: 39533). This designation can be used after your name and aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills to cope with the most pressing ESG issues in our world. CEP® holders are able to address sustainability problems and provide suitable advisory services.

* ICSD is a registered non-profit making organization. website: https://www.icsd-global.org/

Structure and Requirement of CEP®

  • Attend FOUR core modules:
    • Corporate Sustainability Foundation (3 hours)
    • Introduction to sustainable business model and long-term value creation (3 hours)
    • ESG Reporting (3 hours) and
    • ESG Investment (3 hours)
  • Plus: any ONE elective (3 hours)
  • Plus: a 500-word Application Paper (Chinese or English) to apply the methodology learned to solve a real-life ESG problem. Professional feedback will be provided.
Mar 13
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13:00 - 14:00

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Syllabus Summary (4 core modules and minimum 1 elective module)
Core Modules
  1. Corporate Sustainability Foundation by Angus Yip
    • Corporate sustainability defined and the basics of sustainability
    • CEPAR five-step approach to deal with ESG problems
    • Current practices of ESG and future trend
  2. Introduction to Sustainable Business Model and Long-term Value Creation by Mike Hui
    • Explain why and how companies should connect sustainability to their business model
    • Explain how companies should connect sustainability to their competitive position, intangible assets, and corporate strategy
  3. ESG Reporting by Angus Yip
    • Brief history and benefits of ESG reporting
    • Mandatory requirements of ESG reporting
    • How to calculate environmental KPIs
  4. ESG Investment by Mike Hui
    • Type and history of sustainable and responsible investment: mutual funds, green bonds, green loans
    • ESG indexes and scores
    • Performance of sustainable and responsible mutual funds and selecting the funds
    • Introduction to ESG integration investment analysis approach
Elective Modules
  1. Social Innovation and Social Enterprises by Angus Yip
    • Stages of social innovation and points to note
    • Introduction of social enterprises and related organisations in Hong Kong
    • Experience sharing with a social entrepreneur (subject to availability)
  2. Communication in Sustainable Business Practices by Ronald Mok
    • Stakeholders in the communication model
  3. Introduction to Information Technology and Fintech Application to Sustainable Development by Mike Hui & Guest Speaker
    • Fintech & benefits to sustainable finance
    • Sustainable development applications in banking/ insurance/ investing


Course Details

Ms Lydia Lam
Phone: 2774 8552
Email: lydialam@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership Information

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

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