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[INV01] Professional Training Course in ESG investing and Green Financing

  • Course Code: INV01-04H-0723
  • Date: 17, 24, 31 July & 7 August 2023
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Mode: Physical face-to-face
  • Location: Hong Kong Legal Hub, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese, supplemented with English Materials
  • Fee: HKD$6,000
  • Deadline: 9 July 2023

Please refer to the details below


Course Description

Sustainable finance has evolved and is a relevant topic on the global finance agenda. Following the latest global trend, successfully incorporating environmental, social or governance (ESG) considerations in financial decisions significantly influences an individual/ a corporation’s financial performance. How is the ESG strategy being developed today? What is greenwashing and the major ESG disputes?

This course will offer insights on how to gain the skills to process and interpret the breadth and diversity of new ESG regulatory development and equip participants with the skills to analyze ESG and Sustainable Finance Initiatives. It additionally aims to assist participants in making a measurable commitment that will contribute to standardized ESG Investments.


Course Highlights

Highly Recognised – The course is recognised by multiple international professional organisations, including International Professional advocate Association (IPAA), International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI), Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC), Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center (MHJMC), and more

Professional Advancement Benefit – Participants are supported by the Academy in professional advancement in ESG. Graduates can enjoy an application fee discount in advanced courses in ESG/PE-related aspects at the Academy.


Level of course

  • Foundation


Target Participants

  • This short course is perfect for beginner-level research analysts, banking and investment professionals, or anyone seeking further insights into ESG.


Course Contents

ESG: Part 1

  • What is ESG?
  • ESG Key Strategies
  • ESG Consideration in Credit Rating
  • ESG Rating Methodology and Key Players
  • IOSCO ESG Rating and Data Provider Key Recommendations

ESG: Part 2

  • ESG Importance and Purpose
  • ESG Consideration from a Global Perspective
  • Building an ESG Strategy
  • ESG Standards and Guidance for Disclosure
  • HKEX ESG Reporting

Green Finance

  • ICMA Green Bond Principles: Four core components
  • Issuer Green and Sustainable Finance Framework
  • ICMA Social Bond Principles
  • ICMA Sustainability Band Guidelines
  • Green Finance Products
  • Greenwashing: what are they? Recent examples
  • Green Certification Methodology and Key Players
  • HKMA Green and sustainable Grant Scheme
  • China Green Bond Market

Risk Prevention & Dispute Resolution in Green Finance

  • Potential Financial Risks
  • Potential Legal Risks
  • Potential Non-legal Risks
  • Risk Management Framework in ESG & Green Finance
  • Domestic and International Dispute Resolution for ESG & Green Finance


Course Trainer


Dr Stan Ho


  • Green Finance Certification Scheme Technical Committee Member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)
  • EMBA Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong
  • Executive Committee Member of Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association (APSA)
  • Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee Member of the Community Chest of Hong Kong
  • International and Professional Examinations Business Development Advisory Committee Member of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)
  • Professor of Practice (MIBF) of the Department of Economics at Lingnan University (LU)
  • Sole Author of the Certified Banker (Stage Two) Study Guide “Green Finance and Sustainability”

Mr. Steven Tse

  • Vice Chairman, TIC & Sustainability (GBIUA)
  • Head of Academy, BD in Sustainability of SGS HK Ltd
  • Guest Lecturer, Hong Kong University
  • Director, Yu King China Industrial Ltd & Yearly HK Ltd

Mr Thomas Yip

  • Vice Chairman, Finance Development Committee of Global Economic Cooperative Alliance
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Academy of International Dispute Resolution and Professional Negotiation


Participants attaining at least 70% attendance in the course will be awarded a “Certificate of Attendance”

Course Details

Course Fee
  • HKD $6,000
  • International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management (IDRRMI)
  • Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC)
  • International Professional Advocates Association (IPAA)
  • Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre (MHJMC)
  • Hong Kong International Mediation Centre (HKIMC)
  • Hong Kong Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (HKCICA)
Registration 1. Please complete and submit the online application form via the link above (Next cohort)

2. Please settle the course fee by either cross-cheque or bank transfer or FPS on or before the application deadline.

Payment Methods 1. Crossed-cheque
- Cheque should be made payable to “Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd.”
- Please write down your full name and contact number, and label the course title on the back of the cheque.
- Submit your cheque to 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong.2. Bank Transfer
- Bank Name: Academy of Intl Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation Ltd
- Bank Account: BANK OF CHINA (Hong Kong) LIMITED (012-704-2-005666-9)3. FPS
- FPS code: 169930302Submission method:
- Post/Submit in person (prior appointment is needed) to 506, 5/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong; or
- Email the payment receipt to admin@aidrn.org3. FPS
- FPS identifier: 169930302
- Email the payment receipt to