Hong Kong Sustainability


Sustainability reporting can assist companies to respond effectively to stakeholders, whilst providing a platform to manage economic, environmental, social and governance performance.

As a result of the recent amendments to listing rules, Hong Kong listed companies will be subject to tougher environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements. The purpose of ESG reporting is to demonstrate the principles behind companies' sustainability strategies, and inform stakeholders of ongoing activities to protect the environment and conserve energy. Professional accountants, financial controllers, internal auditors, sustainability co-ordinators and corporate executives working in listed companies are expected to be familiar with the core requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting G4 Guidelines and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ESG reporting requirements.

The Sustainability Reporting Diploma will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the core requirements of GRI G4 Guidelines, HKEX ESG reporting requirements, and assurance reporting frameworks commonly applied.


The diploma is taught in English. The structure is as follows:

  • Session 1 - 3 hours lecture/training
  • Session 2 - 3 hours lecture/training
  • Session 3 - 3 hours lecture/training
  • Session 4 - 2.5 hours CPD seminar with a 0.5 hour multiple-choice written exam at the beginning

All sessions are conducted on a Saturday afternoon.


There are three intakes per year:

  • January/February
  • April/May
  • October/November


  • Application fee: HK$100 (non-refundable).
  • Programme fee: HK$8,000 for the whole programme (including handouts and the first sitting of the exam). 
  • Exam re-sit fee: HK$200.
  • Due to loss of certificate, the certificate re-issuance fee: HK$200.

Receive an early bird discount of HK$500 if you successfully apply up to one month before the start of the programme.


Upon successful completion of the Diploma (at least 75% attendance and having successfully passed the exam), a Certificate of Completion will be jointly issued by the AIA Hong Kong Branch & CSI.  Those attendees who do not pass the exam will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

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Please call the Hong Kong Branch on +852 2845 4982 or email aia@aiahkbranch.com.