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Hong Kong races to hire ESG talent amid green hub push

Staff shortfall tests bid to fill environmental, social and governance jobs

In 2022, Hong Kong launched its first green bond for individual investors, with proceeds earmarked for resource-recycling projects and environmentally friendly buildings.  (Source photo by Reuters)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong is racing to fill thousands of sustainability jobs as a talent shortfall challenges efforts to turn the city into a green finance hub, observers say.

Despite high salaries and a surge in open positions, scores of companies are struggling to beef up staff charged with ensuring they meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

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