Academic Dean, The Institute of Sustainability and Technology (IST)
Stan Ho Ho Ming

Academic Dean, The Institute of Sustainability and Technology (IST)

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Dr. Stan Ho is a seasoned investment banking and credit rating expert, having held senior management positions at global and China credt rating agencies with solid experience in China credit rating and capital market transactions, green finance and ESG rating, including CS First Boston, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Fitch Ratings and Lianhe Ratings Global.

Stan has solid and direct green finance and certification experience. Stan leads the rating of green and sustainability bonds issued by various Chinese issuers in the international capital market. Stan is the Green Finance Certification Scheme Technical Committee Member of Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), where he is one of the approval members of the HKQAA green certification of the bonds issued, and loans borrowed, by Chinese and Hong Kong corporates and financial institutions. Stan is the Mining Industry Working Group Member of Climate Bond Initiative (CBI). Stan is the former GBP SBP Advisory Council and Sustainable Finance Working Group Member Principal Representative and current Faculty Member of International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).

Stan is the Academic Dean of the Institute of Sustainability and Technology (IST), the Senior Advisor of the Capacity-building Alliance of Sustainable Investment (CASI), the Green Finance and Sustainability Subject Advisory Panel Member of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB), the ECF-GSF Core Level Programme Advisory Panel and Subject Advisory Panel Member of HKIB, the Faculty Lecturer of the Executive Certificate in ESG Analysis & Green Finance Valuation of Friends of the Earth Hong Kong (FoE HK), the Faculty Member of Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate of Deloitte HK, the Guest Lecturer of the Certificate in Green and Sustainable Finance of Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) and the Senior Professional Advisory Committee Member of GBA Carbon Neutrality Association (GBA CNA). Stan is EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) Examiner and the Senior Academic Advisor for Sustainable Finance Research Hub (SFRH) set up by EFFAS to promote EFFAS qualifications in the Asia Pacific Region.

Stan was the only arts student scoring 9As in Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) in 1989. Stan graduated with BBA in Information Systems from HKUST, MBA from University of Cambridge, and DBA from CityU. Stan is awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by CityU College of Business in 2022. Stan is EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) and SGS ESG Reporting Analyst.