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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--實習培訓成果-高飛人生--從企業實習中學習永續發展 Learning Sustainability at Corporate Level

高飛人生--從企業實習中學習永續發展 Learning Sustainability at Corporate Level

  • 單位 : 國際職場實習發展中心
  • 分類 : 實習培訓成果
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  • 日期 : 2020-12-01

 

姓名:陳秋燊

學校:東海大學

  系所:國際學院永續科學與工程學士學位學程

公司:石門山綠資本有限公司

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       2019年的暑假,我爭取到在石門山綠資本有限公司實習的機會;這是一家永續發展顧問公司。東海大學國際學院雖然沒有規定學生一定要實習,但一直鼓勵學生經由交換生計劃或實習,多接觸學校外的世界。國際學院與石門山有良好的合作關係;石門山的總經理曾是永續科學與工程學士學位學程的講師。

       創立於2013年的石門山,藉由直接的方式來改變社會與環境,並提供企業客戶各項服務,包括諮詢服務、創新專案管理、東亞市場的綠色資產投資管理等。這項產業還處於萌芽時期,大部分的公司仍設立於歐洲,但有很大的成長潛力。石門山是少數幾家位於亞洲的綠色資產管理公司,在這產業裡處於領導地位。

       把握在石門山的實習機會,是我做過最好的決定之一。不論是從經營、公司治理或教育的面向,永續發展是各個產業追求的趨勢。身為永續科學與工程的學生,我很慶幸有這個機會可以學習到永續發展在企業界的真正意義,並且比較其在世界不同的地方如何被實行。

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       我實習的第一項工作,就是去了解我們交易的這些市場工具是甚麼。在我主管的協助下,我學到能源屬性憑證(Energy attribute certificates)是目前再生能源與電力交易市場中,最重要的一種工具。在多數的已開發國家中,電力市場已經自由化,沒有被單一組織所壟斷。在這種環境下,再生能源產業便可蓬勃發展,市場參與者也能直接跟彼此交易。能源屬性憑證可以證明電力是來自可再生能源,企業或其他團體會購買這些憑證來證明有使用再生能源。

       整個暑假我的研究主題就是再生能源市場與在這個市場上所交易的工具。我的實習在開學後仍繼續進行;一個禮拜我有兩天在學校上課,其餘三天在公司實習。上學期我主要還是忙我的大四的論文,主題是東南亞國家因應氣候變遷的相關政策。公司的總經理也有協助我,幫我建立了一個分析模型,模型中將碳交易與再生能源市場整合,並以降低碳排放為主要目標。此外,我在公司的主要的工作是協助我的同事服務客戶以及商業夥伴。

       2019年十一月,我們在印尼共同舉辦了一個工作坊,總經理也指派我當其中的一個講者。工作坊的目的是跟當地人介紹永續發展的觀念,焦點放在企業如何購買再生能源;參與工作坊的人包括當地企業與政府的代表。

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       因為我已修完所有必修的學分,最後一個學期可以專心在石門山實習。下學期我實習的主要工作,是處理客戶與終端使用者的合約。其他的工作包括市場研發以及尋找可能的合作夥伴。這些相關業務在歐洲已趨成熟,可是在亞洲還剛起步,所以當我跟客戶首次接觸時,都必須詳細解釋這項產業,包括基本概念到未來發展。

       2020年七月,我自東海大學取得永續科學與工程的學士學位。在我順利畢業以及處理完工作簽證後,便立即在原本實習的公司開始正職的工作。因為從去年就開始在公司實習,所以轉正職的變化其實不大。雖然我們的團隊現在還相對小,只有大約十五人,但我們很早就進入這個市場,未來還有很多成長的空間。

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Name: Albert Sutanto

School: Tunghai University

  Department: Sustainability Science and Engineering (SSE) program at the International College

Company: Mt.Stonegate Green Asset Management

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       Back at Summer 2019, I was given an opportunity to do an internship at Mt.Stonegate Green Asset Management, a professional sustainability consultant. Although doing an internship was not required, Tunghai's International College always encourage students to reach out to the community outside school, either through exchange program or internship. The International College and Mt.Stonegate have established a good relationship, in fact, the Managing Director was one of the lecturer of Sustainability Science and Engineering program.

       Mt.Stonegate was founded in 2013 with the direct approach to bring change in the society and environment. Consulting operations, innovative project management, advising leading market players in the conventional and renewable energy sectors for their green asset and investment across east Asia are among many of the service that Mt.Stonegate offer to their thriving corporate and business customers. Such kind of business is relatively unfamiliar, as the market is still growing and most of them are still based in European countries. Mt.Stonegate was one of the very first player to be located in Asia, and currently one of the leading participant.

       Seizing the opportunity to do an internship with Mt.Stonegate was one of the best decision that I have made. Sustainability is fast becoming a trend in all sectors and industries, from business to governance and even to education. As a student of sustainability science and engineering, I got the opportunity to understand the real meaning of sustainability in business world and how it has been developed in different regions of the world.

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       During the internship, my very first task is to understand the market instruments that we are dealing with. With the help of the supervisor, I learned about energy attribute certificates, which is one of the most important instruments in renewable power or electricity trading. In most of developed countries, the electricity market is liberalized, meaning that the power sector is not monopolized by single entity. This allows renewable energy sector to develop and can be directly traded between players. Energy attribute certificates are the instrument that prove a corporate’s electricity is generated from renewable sources. By purchasing these certificates, corporates or users could claim that they are using renewable electricity.

       I spent the whole summer researching about renewable energy market and the instruments that are traded between market participants. I still continue my internship with Mt.Stonegate after the fall semester started, where I spent two days at school and three days in the office. During fall semester, I spent most of my time finishing my senior project, with the topic of climate change mitigation policies of Southeast Asian countries. I got the help from my Managing Director, where he created an analytical model that integrate the carbon market and renewable energy market with the main aim of emission reductions. I used my time in the office to support other colleagues dealing with clients as well as our business partners.

       At November 2019, we co-host a workshop in Indonesia, where my Managing Director asked me to be one of the speakers of the event. This workshop was created to introduce the concept of sustainability, with the focus of renewable energy procurement in the corporate levels to local Indonesians. The event itself was attended by local corporates and the representative from the government.

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       Since I have taken all the required credits to graduate, I spent my last semester in college working at Mt.Stonegate. During the spring semester, my main task is to deal with contracts both with clients and end-users. Apart from contracts, I also did market research and development by looking for new potential projects that willing to cooperate with us. This kind of business sector is already matured in Europe, however, here in Asia is still barely known. When I first met the clients, I need to explain things from zero and what it will be look like in the future.

       In July 2020, I graduated from Tunghai with bachelor's degree in Sustainability Science and Engineering. I began my full-time work right after graduation and all the paperwork for working visa is done. There is not much difference, as I have been working with Mt.Stonegate since last year. Although we are still considerably a small team, with around 15 employees, but we started this market early and there are still a lot of space to grow in the near future.

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額外資料 Additional material:

  • 東海大學電子報 2019年11月01日 - SSE Senior Analyzes Southeast Asia Renewable Energy Programs 永續科學與工程大四生分析東南亞的再生能源計劃
  • Renewable Portfolio Standard Webinar – RPS in Taiwan, China and Korea (speaker) 再生能源配額制(Renewable Portfolio Standard, RPS)網路研討會:台灣、中國與韓國的RPS (講者) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7nePdkMaDQ (from 27th minutes) (從第27分鐘起)

印尼工作坊的照片 Picture from the workshop in Indonesia