Hong Kong’s Green Talent: Rethinking Recruitment & Retention for the Future Workforce

11:25 – 12:15

The increasing demand by young adults for jobs that would allow them to contribute towards the sustainability transition is clear. Amongst work-life balance, geography, good pay and benefits, and other factors, the opportunity to work in a sustainability-oriented role, function, company and industry has emerged as key to our younger workforce’s career considerations.


  • What is the state of play in Hong Kong? What green jobs will be in high demand?
  • How can industry best identify, recruit and retain young sustainability talents? How can we address current skills gaps via training and education? What are the pertinent opportunities and challenges?
  • How can we align company goals with the identities, incentives and expectations of young talents in sustainability?

Post-Event Actions

  • Consider the development of roles and upskilling/reskilling opportunities for your company and industry.


Shruthe Kirupakaran

Brawn Capital

Renewable Analyst | NESS Founding Member

Shruthe is a Renewable Analyst at Brawn Capital and one of the Founding Members of the Network of Environmental Student Societies (NESS). With her passion for climate change awareness and action, she has worked on a number of projects focusing on ESG and Circular Economy. She believes that Responsible Consumption and Production is the key to a more sustainable future.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

I would like to see continued symbiotic relationship between different industries in the city where they mutually benefit each other through efficient use of resources for the goal of sustainability.