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Accounting & Finance FinTech and Financial Intelligence

Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech)
證書(單元 : 可持續金融與綠色金融科技)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
20 Jul 2024 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Oct 2024
30 hours
Course Fee
Course Fee: $9600 per programme (* course fees are subject to change without prior notice)
Deadline on 05 Jul 2024 (Fri)
2867 8331
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Accept new applications for Jul 2024 intake! There are practical classes in the computer laboratory. Sustainable finance and green FinTech are hot topics globally. The programme will discuss ESG credit scoring, ESG reporting and financial analysis. Our professional lecturer will illustrate the applications of computational tools to assist financial decision-making. Welcome to your online application!


The programme aims to provide students with contemporary knowledge about sustainable finance and green FinTech. It facilitates students to build up an integrated approach for ESG (environmental, social and governance) and financial analysis. It covers green finance, de-carbonization initiatives, ESG reporting and portfolio management. It also discusses the contemporary development of green FinTech and applications of computational tools to assist financial decision-making.


Programme Details

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of the Programme

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. explain the principles of sustainable finance and the technological elements in green FinTech;
  2. analyse ESG factors and perform financial analysis;
  3. discuss green finance, green FinTech, ESG reporting and financial implications; and

  4. apply computational tools for financial analysis and portfolio management

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


Programme Provider Identification Code: PP-CLQ189
Programme Identification Code: GTP-702235
Effective date under the Scheme: 2023/11/27
Programme Name: Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech)

“Programme fee: up to HKD 8,800* (reimbursable fees under the Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme) *

Reimbursement amount is dependent on the actual amount incurred by the programme participant and the applicable percentage of reimbursement based on that participant’s applicant category.”

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: or contact the Scheme enquiry hotline: 852-2258-6000 or email to

Application Code 2235-FN098A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 30 hours per programme
  • Hong Kong Island Campus
  • Kowloon East Campus



(1)  Introduction to sustainable finance and green FinTech

  • Principles of sustainable finance and green finance
  • Introduction to ESG, climate risk and de-carbonization initiatives
  • Overview of technological building blocks in sustainable finance and green FinTech
    • Web 3.0, blockchain, distributed ledger, and central bank digital currency (CDBC)
    • AI, machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning
    • Text analytics, Generative AI (GenAI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • New ecosystem of sustainable finance and green FinTech
  • Development of sustainable finance and green FinTech in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area (GBA)

(2)  Sustainable finance and market of sustainable finance

  • Overview of sustainable finance and responsible investment
  • Size and scope of sustainable finance, ESG investing and key market drivers
  • Introduction to green financial products and markets in sustainable finance
  • ESG-driven markets and sustainability trends

(3)  ESG and financial analysis in sustainable finance

  • Overview of policies, regulations and standards around green and sustainable finance
  • Framework of ESG disclosure and reporting
  • Opportunities and challenges in sustainable finance and ESG investing
  • ESG factors and ESG analysis
  • Overview of financial analysis and investment process around ESG
  • Financial analysis and security valuation complemented by ESG factors
  • ESG credit scoring
  • Introduction to computational tools for financial analysis and ESG rating

(4)  Portfolio management in sustainable finance

  • Strategic asset allocation in sustainable finance
  • Applications of green FinTech to assist portfolio construction
  • Integration of ESG factors into the portfolio management process
    • ESG screening
    • ESG investing and portfolio management
  • Portfolio measurement and performance reporting
  • Financial data wrangling and web scraping
  • Data visualization in ESG portfolio management process

Assessment method: One In-Class Exercise + Group Project Presentation


Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the final examination with attendance no less than 70% will award within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech).


1.  Mr Eddie Chow
Mr. Eddie Chow is a data science practitioner and AI Researcher who received his master degree in E-Commerce from the City University of Hong Kong. He actively consults in the application of machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence in Real Estate, Agriculture, Retail, Fashion and Consumer Goods industries. He is also the founder and CTO of InnoVi, is a tech entrepreneur providing AI solutions to clients, which specializes in natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision. He also an co-founder of several tech startups. Besides, he also got banking and finance experience such as mortgage, credit card, bank transfer, e-payment, General Ledger, Accounting Transaction, account management, payment gateway.
In InnoVi, he helps businesses especially from the construction and retail industries formulate strategies and conduct latest technology on scaling their business. He is also a startup mentor coaching the startup founders from formation to scaling up throughout each step of the validation phase.

Class Details


Lecture Date  Time
1 20 Jul 24 (Sat) 13:00-19:00
2 27 Jul 24 (Sat) 13:00-19:00
3 3 Aug 24 (Sat) 13:00-19:00
4 10 Aug 24 (Sat) 13:00-19:00
5 17 Aug 24 (Sat) 13:00-19:00

Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change, and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee: $9600 per programme (* course fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold an Advanced Diploma, a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree preferably in the areas of business and statistics (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, IT, engineering, economics or finance) awarded by a recognized institution.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech)
證書(單元 : 可持續金融與綠色金融科技)
COURSE CODE 33C156172 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8331
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.