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July 2024 – March 2025

Hong Kong's Got ESG Talent
Mentoring Programme

Building on the success of its first two editions, the mentoring programme is returning for the third year! Join this initiative, developed in collaboration with the Chamber's Sustainable Finance Working Group.

The programme is an invaluable way for participants to share knowledge, develop new skills, and learn from others. If you're looking to start or advance your career in sustainable finance, this programme is catered to you. Read on to find out more. 
 

The European Chamber of Commerce recognizes the limited mentoring opportunities available for students and professionals to start or advance their careers in Sustainable Finance in Hong Kong. Therefore, as the Sustainable Finance Working Group, we are delighted to host the 3rd edition of our mentoring programme: "Hong Kong's Got ESG Talent."


We are looking for talented students and professionals interested in initiating or enhancing their journey into the sustainable finance arena. These individuals will be paired with a mentor from European banks and asset managers based in Hong Kong over a 9-month programme, from July 2024 to March 2025.

Through this programme, you will be able to:


•    Develop knowledge, skills, potential, and confidence
•    Gain a better understanding of the sustainable finance field
•    Obtain real-time workplace experiences
•    Build and widen your professional network
•    Complement your formal studies and/or training in the field
•    Promote career development and mobility

 

 

Criteria for applicants:


•    Interested in pursuing a career in Sustainable Finance and learning from European banks/asset managers' best practices
•    Open and eager to share and learn from others
•    Keen to expand their network beyond the current work environment
•    Highly motivated to engage with mentors, including setting up meetings and creating meeting agendas
•    Committed to the entire mentoring programme and attending programme events/workshops

 


Have any questions? Please feel free to email us

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Application Procedure

Please reach out to businesscouncils@eurocham.com.hk with your CV and filled application form.

Introduce yourself and explain why you’d like to take part in this mentoring programme.

Meet the Mentors

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Jules Bottlaender

Head Of Sustainable Finance, APAC,

BNP Paribas

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Beatrice Colombo

Relationship Manager, Hong Kong,

Intesa Sanpaolo

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Johannes Hack

MD, General Manager North Asia,

DZ Bank AG Hong Kong Branch

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Xiao-chao Luo

Associate Director, Sustainable Capital Markets APAC,

BNP Paribas

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Eric Tran

Head of Sustainable Transaction Banking APAC

BNP Paribas

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Shujue Cai

Head of Structured Trade and ESG  Transaction Banking for Asia Pacific,

Société Générale

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Barry Gao

Investment Banking Director of Low Carbon Transition Group,

BNP Paribas

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Qi Liu

Liquidity Management of Global Markets in APAC,

BNP Paribas

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Romain Luu

Sustainable Finance Associate,

Société Générale

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Ronald Young

Head of Sustainable Finance Asia
Global Banking and Advisory

Société Générale

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Alfred Chang

Product Specialist
Sustainable & Responsible Investments, Asia,

BNP Paribas

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耿艺宸 Crystal Geng

Asia ESG Research Lead,

BNP Paribas Asset Management

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Angie Low

Director of Sustainable Business for CIB Sustainable Finance & Engagement APAC, BNP Paribas 

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Carman Mak

Vice President, Sustainable Finance, 

Société Générale 

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Amy Zhang

Director, ESG Solutions & Product Strategist, APAC, Global Markets,

Société Générale

Mentees' Testimonials

'It has been almost a year since joining Hong Kong's Got ESG Talent Mentoring Program, organized by the Sustainable Finance Working Group of the The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong! Having Johannes Hack as our mentor has been an incredible experience, we had several perspective-breaking "debates". Topics on different sustainability concepts, how they interact and correlate with each other in the economy, theoretical to reality. Michael S. and I also had the opportunity to visit Johannes' workplace and chat with colleagues from different departments to gain a deeper understanding of the real finance world. As well as participating in the annual flagship event by the Chamber, The Greenway 2024: The Dialogue, where EU industry leaders shared their current carbon reduction practices and regulatory suggestions to HKSAR.


We highly appreciate the valuable experiences provided through the program and Johannes!
 

Special thanks to Professor Eyub Yegen for introducing this program to me in class!'

Yuvina Tsoi 

'The ESG mentorship program hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong has provided me with valuable insights into the sustainable finance and global markets industry. From the get-go, the Chamber had done a fantastic job in pairing up mentors with mentees, and I was grateful to have been paired up with a mentor that shared the same passion and technical background.

Learning from my mentor's deep knowledge and practical insights through periodic meetings, I developed a more robust understanding of how ESG factors can be integrated into financial products, along with the value that it brings to corporate clients looking for innovative financing and investment solutions.

A notable highlight in the program was the opportunity to visit the Société Générale office, wherein mentors from cross-departments introduced their respective work, and how it contributed to the broader function of sustainable finance. This visit sparked an open dialogue between all mentees and mentors, and left me with a lasting appreciation for the innovative work being undertaken.

Overall, the program was thoughtfully structured in a way that seamlessly blended discussions about climate and the mobilisation of capital and corporates. I am thankful for the work that the Chamber has done to pioneer this unique mentorship program, and would recommend future mentees to grab this opportunity to understand the role that sustainable finance plays in our shared sustainability journey.'

Adella Budianto

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