Financial Practitioners FinTech Training Programme 2022 (Webinar 10): Integrating ESG in Finance

Webinar Series

About this course

Date:  25 Aug 2022 

Time:  14:30 - 17:30 with 2 CPD /CPT Hours

Format: Webinar

Fee: HK$775 per head
- It is fully subsidized for participants from registered financial institutions and trade associations in the conditions that the Cyberport Academy Attendance Policy is complied.
- All learners will NOT be given any Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and/or attendance record if they are late and/or absent from the class for more than a total of 15 minutes.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn the drivers of ESG-investment decisions
- Obtain market overview of ESG initiatives and regulations
- Understand how financial institutions can integrate ESG into businesses

Training Content:
Session 1
- Topic: ESG in Finance: The Case of Hong Kong
- Time: 14:30-16:00
- Language: Cantonese
- Speaker: Dr. William Yu, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Organisation
- What to learn: Short-termism is commonly found in the investment regime, resulting in an excessive focus on short-term returns at the expense of long-term interests, especially in social and environmental dimensions. Although there is clear and growing evidence that environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues will have a meaningful impact on
company’s stock prices, ESG, in most cases, is just perceived as a new burden of compliance. Apart from risk mitigation, how can we make ESG practises an asset instead of an obligation in our investment process? During this session, the industry expert will share how some organisations in Hong Kong have integrated ESG into their DNA and match their business strategy with the help of technology.

Session 2
- Topic: Greening the Financial System
- Time: 16:00-17:30
- Language: English
- Speaker: Mr. Mark Blick, CEO, Diginex
- What to learn: Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Companies are also being pressured by a variety of stakeholders to take a proactive approach managing ESG risks and opportunities as part of their overall business plans. Indeed, the global investing communities’ interest in ESG issues has reached a tipping point. During this session, the industry expert will discuss the key considerations and criteria on the implementation of ESG measures and the key trends and initiatives that are burgeoning around the world greening the financial system.

Participants could get e-Certificates with earned CPD credits. 

*Participants could have 1 month post training playback at CA Portal Smart Learning.
*This webinar is entitled for 2 hours HKIB CPD (for all PQ holders except for AAMLP and CAMLP holders), SFC CPT,  PWMA OPT, and ACCA CPD.


Financial Practitioners FinTech Training Programme 2022, FinTech
3 - 10 hours
No credit


Deadline: 23 Aug 2022

By the end of this course, you will learn:


Understand the challenges of short-termism


Learn the fundamentals of ESG integrations


Get an overview of the ESG market and performance in Hong Kong


Explore the changing market and regulatory landscape with a comparison of Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the rest of the world


Dive into initiatives that are driving the greening of the financial system


Understand the key trends and initiatives from TCFD, SBTI and TNFD, to new investment framework and new ways of doing credit analysis


Learn the different approach and the best practices to integrate ESG at the core of organisations



Chief Executive Officer, World Green Organisation
Dr. Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation. He is an energy economist and climate professional by training and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He earned an Executive MBA from the Thunderbird Global Management School, U.S. and completed a Sustainable Finance Programme at Cambridge.

Dr. Yu is currently Director of Studies of University of Wales Trinity Saint David, supervising doctoral research on ESG disclosure quality of listed companies. He has been the Adjunct Professor of several universities and the Faculty of Hong Kong Green Building Council. Dr. Yu had gained valuable regional management experience by working at US multinationals and a financial banking institution.


CEO, Diginex
Mark Blick is CEO at Diginex is a fast-growth technology company helping companies off all sizes with their ESG, Climate and Supply Chain data collection and reporting.

Diginex helps organizations who want to do better and be more responsible, to realise the commercial benefits of ESG and make data-driven decisions to mitigate risk, build resilience and capitalize on growth opportunities. Previously, Mark was Managing Director, Head of Client Services APAC for Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's largest online digital platform for insights. Over his tenure at GLG, he helped build, scale and lead the Asia franchise from a team of 10 in Hong Kong, to over 300 people in 12 offices covering 15 countries across Asia. Prior to GLG, Mark launched a joint-venture start up with a leading industrial technology company, and spent 7 years in Beijing working in the oil & gas industry. He has completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from Saïd Business School, and has a B.Sc. in Development Economics as well as a M.Sc. in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Mark is a double national champion and rowed for England, has run across the Gobi desert twice, is an Ironman triathlete, and has competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. He's currently focusing on ultra-long distance ocean swimming