ESG Investing Masterclass – Climate Risks and Opportunities

ESG Investing Masterclass – Climate Risks and Opportunities

CPT/CE Eligibility (A Recognized CPT Provider)

CPT hour(s) 1
PL (CE) hour(s) 1
RBV CPD hour(s) 1

(CODE: 240412LU-CEX)

In this seminar, we explore the critical relationship between climate change and sustainable business development. Both refer to the intersection of environmental challenges and economic opportunities. It recognizes that climate change poses significant risks to businesses, but also presents a range of opportunities for innovation, growth, and sustainable development.

Company is required to identify strategies to mitigate risks and capitalize on emerging opportunities. It requires businesses to integrate climate considerations into their core operations, strategies, and decision-making processes. Businesses engaged in climate change and business development aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy efficiency, develop renewable energy sources, implement sustainable supply chain practices, and promote circular economy models. These measures not only contribute to mitigating climate change but also improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance brand reputation.

The goal of climate change and business development is to foster a sustainable and low-carbon economy. By aligning business strategies with climate goals, businesses can contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change while unlocking economic opportunities, enhancing competitiveness, and creating long-term value for both shareholders and society as a whole.

Sandwiches and drinks will be served at the event.

About the Speakers

Cyrus Cheung
Partner, ESG Services
PwC Hong Kong

Cyrus is a Partner with over 17 years of experience in the Assurance and Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Services practices of PwC Hong Kong.  He has extensive experience in assurance, capital market transactions, accounting advisory, internal control advisory, corporate governance advisory, risk management advisory and ESG advisory. 

Cyrus has broad assurance experiences for companies in different scale, from start-up company to blue-chip conglomerate listed companies. Cyrus has involved in initial public offering for 10+ companies, including Budweiser which was the HK second-biggest fund-raised IPO in 2019, and multiple merger and acquisition transactions for the clients in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.

Cyrus also specialises in sustainability advisory, corporate governance, risk management, internal controls and assurance. He helps clients to adopt reporting frameworks such as Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) and the ESG Guide issued by the HKEX. He provided clients with solutions and recommendations on ESG risk assessment framework, governance structure and control procedures. Cyrus also has extensive experience in assisting the companies to formulate ESG strategy and set relevant KPIs, grasping the green and sustainable finance opportunities, conducting stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, improving the companies ESG performance / ratings (e.g. MSCI, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, CDP), and conducting ESG data assurance.  

Cyrus has delivered 100+ professional training and advice on sustainability to the companies from various sectors, including real estate, infrastructure, construction, conglomerates, ports operations, logistics and others.

Apart from working experience, Cyrus is also keen on supporting the young generation. He is the mentor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and CPA Australia, and member of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong.

Agnes K Y Tai, PhD, CCB.D, SCR®, ESG Investing, FRM, CAIA, MBA, FHKIoD
Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation, and
Senior Advisor, iPartners Holdings Ltd

Agnes is Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and Senior Advisor of iPartners Holdings Ltd.

She is a Governing Board member of Climate Governance Initiative (advocating 8 principles established by the World Economic Forum in 2019) and Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports, a Council member, Publishing Board of Magazine member and a Deputy Chair of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), an Advisory Board member of Asia Climate Forum, faculty of CSIA and FITC, board member of Hope of the City, advisory council/committee member of GARP (HK), BlueOnion and FarmacyHK. Her board and senior executives training in English, Putonghua and Cantonese spans all 5 continents, and is building sustainability capacity by lecturing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In her 44 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed asset management/investment companies, consultancy practices, and new business units within major financial institutions, including co-Founding Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong) in the early 1990’s. She held senior roles at Bank of America, Citicorp, Westpac Banking Corporation, Mingly Corporation, Shanghai AJ Trust and Investment Company, Cupola Capital Limited, Booz & Company, Yaozhi Asset Management International, Arta TechFin Corporation, BlueOnion, Bai Xian Asia Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Centreon Technology, and Great Glory Strategies. She was a board or advisory committee member of various international non-profits organizations.

She holds a Climate Designation certificate from Competent Boards, a Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate and a Financial Risk Manager certificate from Global Association of Risk Professionals, an ESG Investing certificate from CFA UK, a CAIA certificate from Chartered Alternative Investment Association, and a Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard certificate. She was a Responsible Officer in regulated activities 4 and 9 licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

Agnes has a PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with dissertation titled “Do carbon risks matter for Hong Kong equity prices?”, an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, a BSc (Honors) from Roosevelt University in USA and is a graduate of the Stanford University Senior Executive Leadership Program and the 2011 Stanford Directors’ College. She has authored a book on investing in H-shares, a Harvard Business case, a chapter in CFA Society Hong Kong’s 30th anniversary book “Rise from Crises”, and a positive psychology book ‘Tall Miracles’.

Kenson Yeung, CFA (moderator)
Director, JLL

Kenson has extensive experience in providing business valuations and ESG advisory services to Hong Kong and PRC listed companies. He is responsible for sustainability roadmap planning, ESG reporting, climate risk assessment, ESG integration across business and property valuations, as well as delivering ESG training to various professional organizations and ESG clients.

Kenson holds Certificate in ESG Investing issued by CFA Institute, LEED Green Associate credential, WELL Accredited Professional credential and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Carbon Audit certificate issued by Hong Kong Association for Testing Inspection and Certification. For business valuation related certificates, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) holder and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

He also holds Master Degree of Finance with double major in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from the University of Hong Kong, as well as Master Degree of Philosophy major in chemical research and Bachelor Degree of Science in Chemical Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Intermediate – Material presented will have technical elements requiring a working knowledge of the subject to make full use of the presentation.

CFA Societies Global Passport Program

CFA Society Hong Kong has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-CFA Society Hong Kong CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at CFA Society Hong Kong member rates.  Please contact CFA Society Hong Kong at to register.


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  • The event will be conducted in English.
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  • An administration fee HK$50 will be charged for any cancellation of confirmed enrollment made on or before 10 April 2024. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and be confirmed by email from Society Hong Kong.
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  • No refund will be given for cancellation received after 10 April 2024.
  • Substitutions are allowed. Please notify us prior to the event. Non-member rate applies if the substitute is not a CFA Society Hong Kong member.

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Enrollment Fee

CFA Society Hong Kong Member
$ 100
Guest / Non-member (with CPT Certificate)
$ 300
Candidate (with CPT Certificate)
$ 100

Date And Time

2024-04-12 @ 12:30 PM to
01:30 PM

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