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ESG Strategies & Communication

Duration: 2 Days
Fee: SGD 1200 + GST (50% discount for a group of 5 or more)
Mood: Online/ in person
Date: TBA
Venue: TBA
Instructor: Dr Asif Iqbal Siddiqui


The programs have been designed for the regulators, investors, managers and other stakeholders embarking on their sustainability journey.


No prior knowledge of the subject matter is essential


The program can be varied in coverage and duration upon request. Please, contact us for customized training for large groups or individual organization.
The listed companies in Singapore and ASEAN region have been using the GRI framework for reporting sustainability performances for more than a decade. In recent years, regulators and investors are seeking more climate related disclosure pressing for better understanding of the climate risk and its financial implications, requiring companies to transition to the TCFD framework. With the introduction of carbon tax, national commitments to reduce CO2 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) must be addressed by the local businesses with a more comprehensive ESG metrics.
In the course, major international sustainability reporting frameworks such as GRI, SASB, IIRC will be discussed including TCFD recommendations, CDP questionnaires, and GHG protocol to develop deeper understanding of the structure and elements of the ESG metrics. After attending the program, the participants should be able to demonstrate better understanding of the concept & measures of sustainability, corporate sustainability & ESG performance management.

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Business climate and climate change
  • Basic climate science and science-based targeting.
  • Technological possibilities & regulatory regime

Module 2: Fundamentals of ESG risk

  • Emergence of environmental, social and governance risks of doing business
  • Concept of ethical, responsible and sustainable business
  • ESG risk and the stakeholder activism.
  • Market for ESG assets and opportunities

Module 3: Sustainability & sustainability accounting (GRI)

  • Concept and measures of sustainability
  • System thinking and life cycle assessment.
  • Fundamentals of sustainability accounting and reporting
  • International frameworks – GRI, materiality analysis & reporting formats
  • International frameworks – SASB, IIRC

Module 4: Sustainability accounting (TCFD)

  • Climate risk scenarios
  • Financial implications of climate change
  • TCFD recommendations and reporting framework

Module 5: Carbon accounting (GHG)

  • GHG protocol - carbon accounting and inventories
  • Boundaries - scope 1. 2 & 3
  • CDP questionnaire
  • ISO 14064

Module 6: SDG and corporate sustainability

  • The UN Sustainable development goals
  • Sustainability policy and SDGs
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Corporate alignment with SDGs

Module 7: ESG Metrics Development

  • Understanding the ESG metrics concept and tools
  • ESG metrics with GRI, TCFD & GHG
  • ESG Due diligence

Module 8: Best case examples

  • The cases are selected based on the industry background of the participants.