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The Sustainable Finance Internship Initiative was launched by the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group in October 2022. In addition to creating more local internship opportunities, training sessions were also conducted in January and February 2023, for interns and university students to deepen their understanding of sustainable finance. Further details and e-materials are as below.

Training Programme (January - February 2023)

Time: 9 January 2023, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Venue: HKEX office

Topics covered:

  • Core Climate Introduction

Ken Chiu, Head of Carbon and ESG Products, HKEX

Charles Bedford, Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Carbon Growth Partners / Adjunct and Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Pre-recorded Video (Case Study)

Danny Hung, Executive Director and Vice President, China State Construction International Holdings Limited / Chairman and President, China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited

Training video:

Time: 10 January 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Venue: HKMA office

Topics covered:

Mrs Dorothy Ma, Principal Assistant Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Climate Change), Environment and Ecology Bureau

Urban Josefsson, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Branch, Head of Institutional Banking Asia, SEB

Carol Au Yeung, Client Executive, Financial Institutions Coverage, Hong Kong Climate & Sustainable Finance, SEB

Chaoni Huang, Vice President and Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association / Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets APAC, BNPP

Training video:

Time: 13 January 2023, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Venue: SFC office

Topics covered:

Elvis Au, Former Deputy Director at Environmental Protection Department, Adjunct Professor at HKUST (Division of Public Policy) and HKU (Department of Urban Planning and Design and Department of Geography)

Teresa Ko, Senior Partner, Hong Kong, China Chairman at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Vice Chair of IFRS Foundation

Time: 16 January 2023, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Venue: IA office

Topics covered:

Matthew Day, Head of Zurich Resilience Solutions, Asia

Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance in Real Assets & Structured Finance Group, HSBC

Alfred Lee, Managing Director, Head of Institutional Business, North Asia ex-China, Amundi Hong Kong Limited

Torsten Blake BoHm, Head of Investment and Solution, AXA HK

Time: 15 February 2023, 08:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Venue: University of Chicago Hong Kong Campus

Topics covered:

  • Voluntary Carbon Markets, Core Climate & Climate Vault

Michael Greenstone, Professor, Director of the Energy Policy Institution at the University of Chicago (EPIC), Director of Becker Friedman Institute (BFI)

  • Clean Slate: ESG Impact Principles Applied to Start-Ups

Mark Barnekow, Executive Director, The University of Chicago Hong Kong Campus

Agnes K Y Tai, Head of Sustainability Investment and Advisory, Asset Management, ARTA TechFin Corporation Limited, Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation

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