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Certified ESG Planner CEP®


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Certified ESG Planner CEP® is a trademark granted by International Chamber of Sustainable Development (ICSD). Its education programme was registered with the United Nations SDGs Knowledge Platform. (Registration No.: 39533). This designation aims to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills to cope with the most pressing ESG issues in our world. CEP® holders are able to address sustainability problems and provide practical advice.

The eligible students of our education programs with the partner-institutions are entitled for the reimbursement of 80% to 100% tuition fee by the Hong Kong Government: Pilot Green and Sustainable Finance Capacity Building Support Scheme.


Furthermore, our education programs obtain the exemption of some modules of Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Enhanced Competency Framework on Green and Sustainable Finance (ECF on GSF).

The unique feature of CEP® education program is our signature CEPAR®  5-step methodology to tackle practical organizational ESG issues:






Certified ESG Planner CEP® can be used after your name on business cards and Cirricula Vitae.

Being a Certified ESG Planner CEP®, one can:

  • Have authorization to use the trademark CEP® after your name as a credential

  • Obtain solid knowledge in sustainability

  • Understand the trend and the state-of-the-art development in ESG

  • Apply 5-step CEPAR® to tackle pressing ESG issues


Eligibility of using CEP®

  1. Complete the designated education program and

  2. Join ICSD membership (First year joining fee HK$900, Renewal membership fee HK$550/year)

Designated CEP® education programmes (you only need to complete either one):

  1. Executive Certificate in ESG Planning organized by Hong Kong Management Association. For details, please visit:

  2. Sustainable Banking and Finance by School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. For details, please visit:

  3. Executive Certificate in ESG Investment organised by Lingnan University LIFE. For details, please visit:


Exemption policy

Our Education Board will review relevant qualifications and consider to grant exemption with or without conditions in one month’s time after receiving CVs of applicants. The exemption fee is HK$1,500.

ICSD Scholarship

ICSD has established scholarship to help the needy, please see ICSD Scholarship.

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