Financial Markets

ESG Investing - Part 4

Overview

This eCourse consists of three modules on green bonds and social bonds. As interest in socially responsible investing (SRI) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has grown, the market for green bonds, social bonds and other sustainable instruments has expanded rapidly. However, a lack of clear global standards for defining and categorising these assets poses a challenge for investors and various efforts are underway to enhance standards and reporting.

Module 1 provides an overview of green bonds and other green assets and discusses emerging global green bond standards.

Module 2 explores the contemporary green bond market. includes a wide network of issuers, certifiers. It also looks at green bond funds and benchmark indices as well.

Module 3 provides an overview of social bonds and other sustainable instruments and discusses emerging global standards.

Objective

On completion of this eCourse, you will be able to:
- Define green bonds and other green assets and list their key characteristics
- Name and compare important global green bonds standards
- Name key green bond indices and identify their role in the green bond market
- List major green bond issuers
- Name important green bond certifiers and identify the role of certification in the green bond market
- Define social bonds and other sustainable instruments and list their key characteristics
- Name and compare important social bond and sustainable asset standards

Content Highlight

Module 1: Green Bonds - An Introduction
Topic 1: Green Bonds Overview
Topic 2: Standards & Guidelines

Module 2: Green Bonds in Practice
Topic 1: Investing Landscape
Topic 2: Green Bond Issuers
Topic 3: Green Bond Certifiers
Topic 4: Green Bond Market Outlook

Module 3: Social Bonds & Sustainable Instruments
Topic 1: Social Bonds Overview
Topic 2: Standards & Guidelines

Administrative Details

Code
TEPFM21001401
Venue
ePlatform
Relevant Subject
Type 4 - Advising on securities,Type 9 - Asset management
Language
English
Hours
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
Fees
All Member: HKD460
Non-Member: HKD665
Staff of Corporate Member: HKD460