Hong Kong

Cross-Agency Steering Group launches Sustainable Finance Internship Initiative to support capacity building

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (Steering Group) has launched the Sustainable Finance Internship Initiative (the Initiative), which aims to create more internship opportunities in Hong Kong for students, as part of a collaborative effort to build capability for the industry.

The Steering Group has been working closely with the industry and academia to address capacity and data constraints, developing resources for market participants.

The Initiative goes one step further by offering students an opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience in sustainable finance, deepen their understanding of this sector and related career prospects, thereby inspiring them to specialise in this field, SFC said in a press release.

To facilitate access to sustainable finance internships, postings will be centralised at the internship repository of the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission, the Insurance Authority and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority are encouraging their respective constituents to join the Initiative. Steering Group agencies will also soon commence hiring interns to support their own policy and market development work in sustainable finance.

Further information can be found at the Centre for Green and Sustainable Finance’s webpage.