Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) ESG Program for Students Completes Successfully | Taiwan News
Almost 300 students from 18 schools learn to bring sustainability to life
HONG KONG SAR – Media reach – December 19, 2021 – Environmental, social and governance (ESG) knowledge should be part of the future skills development of Hong Kong youth, according to the Hong Kong Banking Association (HKAB).
WONG Kam-sing, Secretary of the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (fourth from right, second row), Luanne LIM, President of the Hong Kong Association of Banks (third from left, front row) and bank representatives visited the “ESG community promotion stand”.
HKAB partnered with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) in October to launch the “ESG Pioneer – Farm-to-Community Project” (the Project), which enabled school educators and students to tap into in the rich experiential learning opportunity offered by local organic farms. Through this project, nearly 300 students from 18 primary and secondary schools gained first-hand experience of the agricultural industry and explored ESG best practices in everyday life.
Speaking yesterday at the closing ceremony, Luanne LIM, President, Hong Kong Association of Banks, said: “ESG has become an inextricable part of the way banks do business. We are excited to be able to enrich our students’ real-world learning experience and help them discover future careers, especially in ESG areas. I would like to thank the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, our partner NGO, participating schools and volunteers from member banks. The banking sector will continue to work with different stakeholders to build a sustainable future for all. “
WONG Kam-sing, Secretary of the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Luanne LIM, and AJM Man-yee, President, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, officiated during the closing ceremony. Representatives from participating schools and banks also shared their findings on the project and expressed keen interest in continuing to promote ESG in schools.
The students were invited to visit the HKFYG organic farm to learn how the farm works, the principles of sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and the ecosystem. Forty participants were appointed to receive in-depth training and organize three “ESG Community Promotion Stands” in Fanling, Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan.
The project also supported the development of specific ESG learning material for students, which is expected to be the first such educational material in Hong Kong.
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