CEP Institute

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Visions & Missions

Ecomatrix CEP Institute

The Ecomatrix Institute of Certified ESG Practitioners (“CEP Institute”) offers a series of educational programs for aspiring and practicing ESG practitioners. Our comprehensive program offerings include both theory and practice-based training, which are designed to meet the requirements of the reporting requirements of major stock exchanges. The Institute builds upon extensive research and expertise in this field, to help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed as an ESG practitioner.

Our Vision
In view of the increasing number of ESG-related regulations and the need for more robust ESG reporting, we at Ecomatrix believe that ESG practitioners are the future leaders of the industry.
Our Mission
Our mission is to provide high-quality, accessible, and effective ESG education. We aim to democratize the knowledge and expertise related to ESG.

We adhere to the following values on our mission to foster the development of a more sustainable world.

Empower Corporates
& Individuals

to achieve ESG excellence & sustainable growth.

Foster Dialogue and Collaborations

between ESG regulators, corporates and practitioners.

Provide Actionable Resources

to bridge the gap between setting and achieving ESG goals.

Raise Awareness and Support

for ESG agendas and facilitate a growing ESG community.

The Ecomatrix Values

We adhere to the following values on our mission to foster the development of a more sustainable world.

Consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles
Actionable and reliable guidance for ESG regulators, practitioners and corporations
Creative and unconventional ideas to dismantle barriers and limitations
Progressive and strategic agendas to facilitate policy and industry developments
Accessible and pragmatic insights for aspiring businesses and individuals
Continuous and sincere dedication to serve and give back to the society

Our Scope

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Our Duties

Creating long-term value requires both a focus on financial and sustainability performance. This means we need toolsfor measuring sustainability performance just as we have for financial performance.
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ESG thought leadership and data insights
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Our Committee

Our Committee is composed of ESG experts and thought leaders representing different industries. Our committee brings together each expert’s experience and connections to provide professional and authoritative advice on each pillar of our services. Our Committee is responsible for devising high-level strategies and overseeing our provision of services.

Dr. Robert Suen
Dr. Robert Suen is a specialist in professional and vocational training. Robert has been appointed by various government organizations and established entities to provide training for employees in various fields and with different backgrounds. He is currently serving as the CEO of PAMA Group.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheung
Dr. Kenneth Cheung is a seasoned finance professional. With over 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Kenneth specialises in trust management, asset management and risk control. Kenneth now serves as senior trustee of New York Guaranty Trust and has received a wide range of awards, including being named as the Top 100 International Financial Advisor for 2012 & 2013.
Mr.Ryan Huang
Mr. Ryan Huang is a specialist in legal and financial services. In additional to having a decade of experience in professional legal services, Ryan is experienced in capital markets and corporate investment and financing, and is currently a partner of JD Investment Managemnet lImited (HK).
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Our Courses

There is more recent discussion and growing importance for ESG (environmental, social & governance) reporting and ESG investing in the financial sector. To cope with the increasing demand, this certificated course endeavours to cover ESG elements ranging from its history to regulatory requirements which are essential to ESG administrators.

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Level 1

ESG Reporting

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This is the first level on the path to a Professional Certificate in ESG Administration leading to Certified ESG Administrator (CESGA), “How to Comply with Latest ESG Reporting Requirements for Better Reporting”, which includes ESG implications, Green Finance in Hong Kong, concerns and advice from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), and highlights of the latest ESG reporting rules.  

Level 1 introduces ESG’s background, its implications and provides an overall view of the ESG landscape, to equip learners with fundamental knowledge on ESG. Green Finance in Hong Kong illustrates different surveys, statistics and offers analysis regarding Hong Kong’s development on Green Finance as a financial market regulator. In the Concerns and Advice from HKEX part, you would learn about key insights of HKEX on ESG, while the following chapter on Highlights of the latest ESG Reporting Rules includes the latest developments, to supplement basic principles and boundaries in ESG reporting that administrators should be aware of and comply with.

If you are interested in the basics of ESG reporting, upon completion of this section, you would be able to gain a good understanding of the fundamentals in ESG reporting.

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Level 2

Reporting and Practices under the Environment Pillar

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This is the second section of the four-stage accreditation course. The first level of the course offers a general overview of ESG reporting; the levels after go into detail of each E, S, and G pillar. Level 2 delves into the reporting requirements pertaining to a company’s environmental practices.

Environmental conservation has emerged as a prominent issue of concern for businesses, governments and citizens alike. Thus for corporates, it is an integral part of corporate social responsibility (“CSR”), as a material factor related to the sustainability of our world, the well-being of societies, and profitability. Therefore, accurate, effective and timely reporting of companies’ endeavors in environmental conservation has never been more important.

  • The four aspects that fall under the “Environmental” Subject Area: (i) Greenhouse Gases Emissions; (ii) Use of Resources; (iii) The Environmental and Natural Resources and (iv) Climate Change;
  • The two levels of ESG disclosure obligations stipulated by HKEX: (i) Mandatory Disclosure Requirements and (ii) “Comply or Explain” Provisions for the 4 aspects of the “Environmental” subject area;
  • The KPIs of the three Environmental Aspects and what their implications;
  • How to turn KIPs into actions and deliverables and
  • How to construct the KPIs in compliance with HKEX’s requirements

Upon completion of this level, you will be equipped with the skill to report companies’ performance in environmental conservation professionally, and have an understanding of setting up environmental KPIs to track performance in a structured manner over time.

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Level 3

Reporting and Practices under the Social Pillar

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This is the third part of the four-part accreditation course. After the environmental session is covered, the social element of ESG would be introduced.

As the third part of the course, the guide titled “What are the Social KPIs that ​you should manage properly to comply ​with the New ESG Rules?​” would dive deep into different practices in employment & labor, operation as well as the community aspects. Not only would framework of “social” aspect for ESG in HKEX listing rules being introduced, but relevant policies inside listed companies would also be discussed.

The guide serves to inform:

  • Different frameworks of ESG (focusing on Social (S) part)
  • Eight “Social” Aspects for ESG of Hong Kong listing Rules with general disclosure, KPIs and related description
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)’s reporting principles of “Social” aspects with four basic principles
  • How to fulfill HKEX’s the “Social” aspect’s requirements by constructing KPIs and its actions & deliverables
  • Relevant case study to consolidate the knowledge learnt

Upon completion of level 3, you will master the reporting requirements and conventions pertinent to social aspects of ESG. You will be able to plan, lead, organize and evaluate effective social practices pursuant to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) Listing Rules.

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Level 4

Reporting and Practices under the Governance Pillar

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This is the last part of the four-part accreditation course. This section provides a specialist perspective on the governance aspect of ESG reporting.  

Good corporate governance is the key to corporate growth; it provides a structure through which companies achieve their objectives and monitor their performance. It also enables companies to incentivize the board, management and employees to pursue the said objectives, by means of maintaining good relationships. In light of its importance, there arises a need to properly report companies’ performance in corporate governance.  

In accordance with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) Listing Rules, the guide serves to inform the following:

  • The reporting of the six aspects of corporate governance that are subject to HKEX’s listing rules;  
  • How to construct Corporate Governance Report in compliance with HKEX’s requirements;  
  • The obligations of listed companies in the reporting of its corporate governance stipulated by HKEX;  
  • How companies can drive corporate governance policy performance and
  • How to implement and sustain the best practices in corporate governance

Upon completion of this section, you will master the reporting requirements and conventions pertinent to corporate governance, in addition to learning how to plan, lead, organize and evaluate effective corporate governance practices pursuant to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) Listing Rules.

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