Employment & ESG: Understand the Development of ESG to Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become one of the most important development strategies of many companies and organisations nowadays. Understanding the development of ESG is definitely a key to sharpen your competitive edge in the employment market as well as a path to make you become an ESG professional in the future.



The Career team of SAO joined hands with the Research Centre for ESG (CESG) to organise a featured ESG seminars – Employment & ESG: Understand the Development of ESG To Sharpen Your Competitive Edge at the Careers Fair to introduce students not only to the basic concepts of ESG, but also how to develop a career path as an ESG professional as well as the job opportunities in ESG aspect.

21 February 2023 (Tue)

15:30 – 17:00

Fung Yiu King Hall (A401), S. H. Ho Academic Building

Deadline: 19 February 2023, Sun


Professor Louis Cheng

Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance
Director of the Research Centre for ESG

Dr. Cheng is the Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance. He is also the Director of the Research Centre for ESG as well as the Research Institute for Business at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Investment Committee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme (2016-2022) in which he led the effort in promoting ESG integration for an investment portfolio of about USD 8.74bil (as of March 2020). Dr. Cheng actively engages in ESG and green finance research. In addition to publishing on Green Bond, he received various research donation and grants related to ESG and financial services for a total exceeding HKD8mil.  He is also a coauthor of a book chapter titled “Fintech Unicorns” in The Palgrave Handbook of Fintech and Blockchain, 2021.


Dr. Cheng is a member of the Business Studies Assessment Panel for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector under the Research Grants Council (RGC). He also served as a member of the Business Studies Panel (Joint Research Schemes) for the RGC, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, and University Council and Trustee Board of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Pension Fund. He is currently a member of the Examination Board of The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK). Dr. Cheng has over 100 articles and books published including the Journal of Finance. Dr. Cheng is an author of Fundamentals of Financial Planning, and the lead author of Financial Planning and Wealth Management: An International Perspective, both by McGrawHill. Dr. Cheng served as a project consultant for various organizations including the United Nations, Bank of China, Investor Education Centre (IEC), SFC, MPFA, Value Partners, Agricultural Bank of China, BCT, Fubon Bank, HKEx, Charles Schwab, Tai Fook Securities, and HKSI.

Dr. Jacky Tang

Managing Director and
Chief Investment Officer
Portfolio Management Group
Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Jacky Tang is the managing director and the chief investment officer for Goldman Sachs Portfolio Management Group in Asia Pacific. He also heads up the Portfolio Advisory Group, the Investment Strategy Group, and the Sustainable Solutions Group for Goldman Sachs Consumer and Wealth Management Division in Asia. He is responsible for centralized discretionary portfolio management for ultra-high net worth and institutional clients across Asia Pacific. Jacky is also responsible for advising clients on strategic asset allocation, tactical investment strategies, and ESG investment solutions. He has served as the co-chair of the Asia PWM Sustainability Council and PWM Content Council since 2017. Previously, Jacky spent two years as a macro strategist in the Investment Strategy Group, covering Asia Pacific economics and macro strategy.


Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Jacky worked at Credit Suisse, where he was head of Greater China Equity Research. Prior to that, he was head of Hong Kong Equity Strategy at Merrill Lynch. Earlier in his career, Jacky worked as an investment strategist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, managing an emerging markets hedge fund. Jacky has served as an adjunct professor for the City University of Hong Kong’s department of Economics and Finance and has led a number of workshops in behavioral finance, sustainable finance, financial markets, asset allocation and portfolio management. He also served as the masters dissertation supervisor on sustainable finance for the University of Cambridge. 


Jacky earned a PhD in Economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

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