Open Programs

ESG Investing: Unlocking the Positive Value

(9 May 2018)

Sustainability: Managing hidden risks, capturing opportunities and pricing missing information

The market is flooded with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and/or Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) terminology. Many will use them, a few understand the consequences, but only a handful of players reap the benefits. It is by now a fact that CSR programs are short-term focused, superficial and detached to the company bottom line. Consequently, financial market imposes a discount on CSR. On the other hand, ESG attributes - if properly understood and integrated, are long-term focused and beneficial to the company. As such the market trades ESG attributes at a premium. ESG analysis provides corporate executives with the tools to better understand and manage risks. In today’s competitive environment, ESG serves as a springboard for capturing innovation through market opportunities.

Program Objectives

  • Understand the definitions of ESG Investing
  • Develop a framework to identify the key ESG attributes
  • Measure the impact of ESG on the company value
  • Understand the ESG score, methods and usage
  • Acknowledge the benefits of ESG integration

Program Benefits

Through this program, you will learn the following:

  • How to analyze and focus only on the material ESG factors
  • Map ESG attributes to potential risks and opportunities
  • Learn how leading asset manager and asset owners use ESG for asset allocation and portfolio construction
  • Identify, measure and price the ESG impact on company’s cash flows
  • The benefits of issuing a green bond

Upon completion of the program participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by HKUST Business School.

Who Should Attend

Executive and manager who are responsible for investor relationships, sustainability (CSR) analyst, risk analyst, marketing; portfolio manager, business head, equity research analyst, credit research analyst, client advisor, and asset owner.

Program Content

  • The business case for Environment, Social and Governance
  • What do Environment, Social and Governance factors represent
  • The materiality of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors
  • ESG scoring methodologies and their usage
  • Implications of E, S, G factors on firm valuation
  • Asset allocation with ESG factors
  • Special topic: Green bonds “premium”
Program Schedule Program Fee  
9 May 2018 (Wed)
Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:45pm
Lunch: 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45pm - 5:00pm

Daily schedule is subject to change
Regular Rate*: HK$8,500
Special rate for
HKUST Alumni#
Early Bird:(by 29 March 2018)
Corporate rate or Group participation:(3 or more concurrent registrations) HK$6,500

* The fee includes tuition, all teaching materials, refreshment and lunch
# including participants of our open programs

Registration Deadline 20 April 2018

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Venue & Transportation

3/F, LSK Business Building
HKUST, Clear Water Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Program Administration

For enquiries on company and organization participation, please contact:

HKUST Business School Executive Education Office
(852) 2358 7541 / (852) 2358 8013
(852) 2335 5836