Commodities, Derivatives and Structured Products

[Webinar] Overview of ESG and Sustainability-linked Derivatives


Sustainability-linked derivatives (SLDs) are a relatively new addition to the derivatives market. The first SLD executed in August 2019 and an increasing number of market participants are interested in these derivatives.

Though SLDs are not financial instruments that focus on the use of proceeds like green or sustainability-linked bonds, they play a key role in the transition to a more sustainable economy and in enhancing the flow of private capital to meet ESG objectives.

This course will give you an overview of SLDs including its market landscape, product features, transactions and futures developments. It is expected that participants have basic knowledge in derivatives and are encouraged to take “Introduction to Derivatives – Part 1 (2021)” and “Introduction to Derivatives – Part 2 (2021)” to enhance your basic knowledge in derivatives.


By the end of the course, the participants will have the basic understanding of the features of sustainability-linked derivatives and how they are different from green bonds, etc.


1. Market landscape of SLDs
2. Product features of SLDs
3. Considerations for SLD transactions
4. Future development of SLDs

Who should attend

This course is targeted to traders, account executives, asset managers, wealth managers, brokers, analysts and investment advisers.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Lau Chun Kit Francis LAU
Dr Lau has been involved in the financial industry for over 25 years. He received his PhD from Hong Kong Baptist University and Master of Finance from The University of Hong Kong. He is an advisor for a compliance and training consultancy firm. Prior to his current role, he has worked for multinational financial institutions and information providers. He has extensive experiences in business planning, data analytics, financial modelling, regulatory compliance, treasury solution monitoring and risk management. He also has experiences in delivering corporate training for financial institutions, and graduate-level courses at various local universities.


Date & Time
Monday, 12 Dec 2022 (6:30PM - 8:00PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 2 - Dealing in futures contracts
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 5 - Advising on futures contracts
Type 9 - Asset management
Trad. Chi / Cantonese
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50