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Certified ESG Planner (CEP®)

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Supporting organisation: World Green Organisation WGO

Certified ESG Planner CEP® is a trademark granted by International Chamber of Sustainable Development (ICSD) and registered with the United Nations SDGs Knowledge Platform. (Registration No.: 39533). This designation aims to equip students with 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 suitable advice.

CEP® signature CEPAR™  5-step methodology to tackle ESG issues:






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

Being a Certified ESG Planner CEP®, one can:

  • Have authorization to use the trade mark 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 training program and

  2. Join ICSD membership (HK$900/year)

Designated programs (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 within one month’s time after receiving CVs of applicants. The exemption fee is HK$1,500.

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