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Professional Practice Theme - Sustainable Development

Microcredentials are individualised learning programmes – the contents are skill-based and professional-oriented, and the study plans can be made based on the student's personal pace, time and interests. Microcredentials are suitable for anyone wishing for career advancement, upgrading skills, changing professions, or even pursuing interests. Below are the courses under the theme of "Sustainable Development". More themes and courses can be found HERE.

This programme is designed for those working on all aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) planning in business and finance.
PT
Start 16 APR 2024 (TUE)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$9,900
The programme aims to enable students to:
  • gain an in-depth understanding of the climate change challenges and evaluate the impact of the climate crisis on society, corporate performance and the economy.
  • understand key climate mitigation and adaptation options;
  • enhance personal effectiveness on making a difference on climate change in personal life and in the local community; 
  • gain an in-depth understanding on the policy options available for Hong Kong.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate the impact of the climate crisis on society, corporate’s performance and the economy;
  2. identify the key international agreements driving sustainability issues;
  3. evaluate the actions taken by the corporates and financial sectors on climate change;
  4. present the options on energy generation and energy efficiency;
  5. apply policy and technical options for climate action on buildings, transport, waste and production;
  6. explain the principles of carbon measurement, management and standards that are essential for effective corporate climate action.
PT
Start 02 MAY 2024 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$7,900
This programme aims to provide management staff of organizations an overview of climate change with its potential impact to environments and businesses. Students will understand the basics of climate science; impacts on ecosystems, health and societies; policies and regulations; climate risk analysis, measurement and management; learning of new potential business opportunities and some techniques on managing climate risks. The programme also helps students prepare to sit for the industry certificate "Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate" examination from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
PT
Start 22 MAY 2024 (WED)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$8200
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) means using environmental, social and governance factors to evaluate companies on how advanced they are with sustainability. With the general public increase in awareness of these factors, it becomes critical for the management staff of organizations to take these factors into their management plan to keep their business competitive and maintain investors' confidence. This programme aims to provide the management staff of organizations with an overview in applied ESG and sustainability. Students will understand the challenges, advantages and application of ESG and sustainability management; be aware of the different tools, standards, technologies and techniques for leadership deployment in the area; and understand different aspects of leadership and develop strategic plans for ESG and sustainability through various cases studies.
PT
Start 21 MAR 2024 (THU)
Duration 39 hours
Fee HK$10500
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) means using environmental, social and governance factors to evaluate companies on how far advanced they are with sustainability.  With the wide adoption of intelligent technologies (such as artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT) etc.), global business operations are rapidly redefining that they are becoming more digital, more connected and increasingly more automated.  This programme aims to provide an overview of intelligent technologies and how their applications could impact companies’ ESG performance.  Students will understand the importance of ESG and its impact on businesses; be aware of the rising digital transformation in ESG with intelligent technologies, their applications and effectiveness on different business sectors; as well as some techniques for implementing these technologies to improve ESG and sustainability performance of companies.
PT
Start 15 APR 2024 (MON)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$8200

 

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