CARE2022 Hong Kong Conference

71 HKUST study The Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Finance Talent Development and Strategy mapped out the key stakeholders, desired skill areas and knowledge progression path of the current green and sustainable market, providing employers, educators, and job seekers information of this up and rising sector to help guide the Hong Kong’s strategy in sustainability talent development. The study included recommendations on professional certification, skills framework, engagement of scientific expertise, and compare different international practices, such as the UK’s chartership bodies in delivering sustainability training, Singapore’s approach in upskilling its public officials on sustainability, and European Union’s emphasis on educating its workforce on regulatory changes. The Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Finance Talent Development and Strategy 6 Financing the Climate Transition skills, and it would be helpful for HKMA to do the same for Hong Kong. Universities already had various environmental and sustainability courses that were helping to expand the talent pool but courses could be better shaped with clearer identification of specific competency skills. Universities could also facilitate cross-cutting, cross-sector dialogue, such as CARE2022, which would help raise public awareness about the importance of sustainability (HKUST’s survey showed only one-third of the public had heard of ESG, for example). HKUST used the CARE2022 conference to publish a first report on sustainability talent.20 Panel 1: Funding Projects at Scale in Asia-Pacific The purpose of Panel 1 was to include a diverse group of business leaders who were engaged in developing green and sustainable projects in Hong Kong and the region to hear their perspective on successes and challenges. Funding Projects at Scale in Asia-Pacific Panel Johnny YU Advisor to the chairman, Henderson Land Stephanie LO Executive Director, Shui On Management Limited Lincoln PAN Partner & Co-Head Private Equity, PAG Eric YIP General Manager, The Bank of East Asia, Limited Kenneth LAM Managing Director, Credit Agricole CIB Moderator: Prof. Christine LOH, SBS, JP, OBE Chief Development Strategist, HKUST Institute for the Environment Property development: new and existing buildings Two property-related businesses based in Hong Kong shared their sustainability efforts and longer-term strategic thinking. • Henderson Land Henderson Land’s top leadership adopted sustainability as a core principle, which included being climate-friendly and supporting community well-being. Its strategy, represented by the acronym “GIVE”, encompassed Green for Planet (through adopting smart and climate-resilient building designs to enhance the adaptability of properties to the adverse effects of climate change and reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of business model), Innovation for Future (e.g. creating digital twins of their buildings for higher performance; and improving the surrounding areas of urban renewal projects), Value for People (e.g. care for staff and partners’ health and safety, including improving indoor air quality in buildings), and Endeavour for Community (enhancing the living standards and proactively address stakeholders’ needs). Henderson Land committed to SBTi,