Deloitte Launches Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate in Hong Kong

Deloitte launched its Green & Sustainable Finance (GSF) Certificate to narrow Hong Kong’s GSF talent gap by developing a new generation of professionals with future-ready skills, knowledge, and practical experience.

The GSF Certificate, run by Deloitte with Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business and Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong (SVIHK) as program partners, provides participants with essential skills including a deep knowledge of GSF principles and concepts, trends, and the tools, products, and abilities needed to specialize in climate and sustainability risk management.

Deloitte says it will also reinforce Hong Kong’s status as a GSF hub and help drive China towards its “3060” goals of peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

The Core Professional and Advanced Professional courses are eligible programs under Hong Kong’s Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme and participants may claim relevant subsidies of up to HKD10,000.

Each participant who passes both courses will be accredited by Deloitte as a Certified GSF Professional, and Deloitte will also offer credential verification.

“With China’s “3060” goals and Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050, we expect a boom in the country’s green financing market over the next few decades, which will drive a huge increase in demand for GSF talent,” says Edward Au, Deloitte China Southern Region Managing Partner.

“Hong Kong, with its established and diverse market for green and sustainable finance products, is well-positioned to become a global GSF hub by leveraging opportunities arising from the green transition.”

The GSF Certificate, with its program partners HKBU School of Business and SVIHK, gives participants opportunities to learn from and network with theoretical and practical specialists in nature capital, biodiversity, climate-related risks, global sustainable finance, and sustainability governance.