HKSI Institute Announces Winners of Sustainability-Themed Case Competition 2024

Hong Kong, 22 March: The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI Institute) is pleased to announce the winners of its five-month-long sustainability-themed Case Competition, which held its finals and award presentation ceremony yesterday.  The HKSI Institute’s flagship talent grooming initiative garnered strong support from renowned organisations and industry experts dedicated to the sustainability agenda, resulting in a record-breaking number of over 400 student applications from higher education institutions in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.  Out of these applications, 103 teams with over 250 students were formed, and each team received coaching from a Project Sponsor selected from a pool of 20 sponsors.  

The winners are:



Coached by Project Sponsor 



Tank Solutions

Mr Kim Seungwoo, and
Mr Tan Alastair Ji Chen,
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited

1st Runner-Up


Synergy Strategies

Miss Cheung Lok Ching Joey,
Mr Fan Ka Kiu, and
Miss Lo Nikkia,

Roma (meta) Group Limited

2nd Runner-Up



Miss Jeong Soyun, and 
Mr Lee Seunghyun,

BEA Union Investment Management Limited

Merit Awardee


Landing Consulting

Mr Xu Ka Po, and
Miss Xu Meiyi,


Merit Awardee



Team BU

Mr Azuro Telesforo Jude III Mapus,
Miss Imane Malki, and
Mr Sasiresh Venkata Subramanian,
Hong Kong Baptist University

Ernst & Young


The winners and semi-finalists received a cash prize and eCredits to enrol in training courses at the HKSI Institute and the Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries.

“The key objective of the Case Competition is to connect our professional community and nurture young talents in the financial services industry.  We aim to equip students with practical soft skills and industry knowledge for success, and we are immensely grateful to Lead Sponsor Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited, our Cash Sponsors, Project Sponsors, judges, as well as university office representatives for making this possible.  We look forward to welcoming more students as members and participants in the next edition of the Case Competition, and we encourage more corporates to join us in educating our youth,” said Mr Colin Shaftesley, Chairperson of HKSI Institute.  

“We are impressed by the level of enthusiasm and ingenuity from our student participants in their sustainability-specific case studies.  By immersing themselves in the subjects, the students have expanded their knowledge in this field and refined their skills in presenting their ideas and research findings within a business environment,” said Ms Helen Leung, Programme Chair of the Case Competition and Solutions Leader, Asia of Mercer FundWatchTM.  “We are pleased to actively promote education and raise awareness amongst students on sustainability through the Case Competition,” Ms Leung added.

Mr Barry Tong, Advisory Partner of Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited, expressed his pride in the success of the Case Competition.  He stated, “Having served as the former Programme Chair for the past few years, I am pleased to see that this initiative has grown from strength to strength, enabling more students to participate and benefit from it.  At Grant Thornton, we strongly believe in providing young students with the necessary guidance and skills to help them realise their full potential, and we are happy to be part of this worthy initiative.”

The Case Competition, which was rebranded in 2022 from the Scholarship Programme established in 2004, has successfully reached out to nearly 1,000 students since its rebranding.  It offers enriched content and fosters dynamic engagement with corporates, higher education institutions and students.  

For the list of our Cash Sponsors, Project Sponsors, judges and working group members, please visit our website at


Champion Tank Solutions members Mr Kim Seungwoo (centre) and Mr Tan Alastair Ji Chen (second from left) with award presenter Mr Tony Wong, Founder of Alaya Consulting (second from right), as well as Project Sponsor PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited representatives Mr Kenneth Cheng (far left) and Miss Michelle Wong (far right).


Ms Helen Leung, Programme Chair of the Case Competition, delivering her welcoming remarks.


Mr Colin Shaftesley, Chairperson of the HKSI Institute (right), presenting a token of appreciation to Mr Barry Tong, Advisory Partner of Grant Thornton Hong Kong Limited, the Lead Sponsor.


The attendees of the HKSI Institute Case Competition 2024 Award Presentation Ceremony.