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ESG Strategies & Communication

ESG Strategies & Communication




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, nevertheless, the regulators and the investors are seeking more climate related disclosure pressing for better understanding of the climate risk and its financial implications which would require the companies consult TCFD recommendations. Furthermore, the introduction of the carbon tax, national commitments to CO2 reduction and sustainable development goals (SDG) must be addressed by the local businesses with a more comprehensive ESG metrics.

The program has been designed and structured to address the evolving requirements the of regulators, investors and other stakeholders where the companies could use multiple international standards and frameworks to develop a suitable ESG metrics and reporting format to communicate.

The companies could still use GRI’s multi-stakeholders’ framework and incorporate the carbon accounting using GHG protocol and TCFD recommendations to develop better understanding of the ESG strategies and its alignment with the UN SDGs.

The program will be delivered in 8 sessions of seminars & workshops in 2 Days

Following the program, the participants should be able to demonstrate better understanding of the concept & measures of sustainability, corporate sustainability & ESG performance management.

They will develop a better understanding of GRI standards, TCFD recommendations, CDP questionnaires, GHG protocol and how these frameworks could be used together to develop a more comprehensive ESG strategy for a company with best case examples.

Module 1

  • 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

  • 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.