Singapore University of Social Sciences

Sustainability Reporting - Global Frameworks and Implementation Roadmap

Sustainability Reporting - Global Frameworks and Implementation Roadmap (CET259)

Applications Open: 22 March 2022

Applications Close: 16 May 2022

Next Available Intake: 30 May 2022

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


Dates: 30 & 31 May 2022

Duration: 2 days
Level: Intermediate
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Synopsis

Sustainability reporting has evolved in recent years from being an account of traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to more holistic reporting which encapsulates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) themes. With the global push for sustainability reporting and the benefits that sustainability reporting brings to both investors and companies, many companies now prepare an annual sustainability report to describe the organisation’s sustainability practices with reference to ESG issues. Sustainability reporting also allows organisations to consider their risks and opportunities related to sustainability issues, and to make informed decisions to mitigate risk and explore opportunities for growth.

This course seeks to provide practical guidance on the global frameworks for sustainability reporting and the implementation process, as well as key considerations for sustainability reporting.

This course is a collaborative effort with Deloitte.

Who Should Attend

Architects, engineers, HR personnel, financial consultants, sustainable consultants, carbon and environmental consultants, supply chain managers, facility managers, etc.

Topics

  • Overview of sustainability and trends
  •  Introduction to sustainability reporting
  •  SGX’s sustainability reporting requirements
  •  Sustainability reporting frameworks
  •  Understanding GRI Standards
  •  Stakeholder engagement approach
  •  Materiality matrix and materiality assessment
  •  Data collection for sustainability report
  •  Setting targets for sustainability metrics
  •  Sustainability report development plan
  •  Challenges in preparing a sustainability reporting
  •  Elements of a good sustainability report

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Appraise the requirements of sustainability report according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards
  • Design stakeholder engagement approach
  • Construct materiality matrix to prioritise material factors for sustainability disclosure

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Collect data as per requirements of GRI Standards
  •  Propose the outline and requirements of a sustainability report according to GRI Standards
  •  Prepare a sustainability report

Schedule

TimeAgenda
Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course overview
09:30 - 10:15Overview of sustainability and trends
10:15 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:15Introduction to sustainability reporting
11:15 - 12:30SGX’s sustainability reporting requirements
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:45Sustainability reporting frameworks
14:45 - 15:45Understanding GRI Standards
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Stakeholder engagement approach
Day 2
09:00 - 10:00Materiality matrix and materiality assessment
10:00 - 11:00Data collection for sustainability report
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:15Setting targets for sustainability metrics
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:30Sustainability report development plan
14:30 - 15:45Challenges in preparing a sustainability reporting
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Elements of a good sustainability report
17:30 - 18:30Assessment – Prepare a sustainability report using a case study


Assessments

  • Written report

Requirements

  • Attendees should have a basic understanding of environmental ecosystem.
  • Have good English proficiency.
  • Possess basic information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
  • Possess basic understanding on climate change.
  • Be able to source and analyse relevant materials from the workplace, library, internet or online databases for information on climate change.

About the Trainer

CET259 - Brian Ho

Brian Ho
Engagement Partner

Brian is an assurance partner at Deloitte and leads the firm’s development on ESG assurance related services in the Asia Pacific region. He has 18 years of experience in providing professional services in the Asia Pacific region. His expertise includes sustainability strategy, sustainable finance, and ESG disclosure and internal control. He has been serving over 200 clients in his career. 

He holds a number of positions in sustainability sector of China and Hong Kong, including as the HKICPA Sustainability Committee and Hong Kong Management Association ESG Committee, and now are proactively promoting the development of sustainable finance in the region. He was also a part-time lecturer on sustainability at Chinese University of Hong Kong and a guest researcher on corporate social responsibility at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Sun Yat-Sen University in China.



CET259 - Josette So

Josette Soh
Engagement Director

Josette is a chartered accountant who has more than 14 years of public accounting experience in serving local and multinational companies around the world. She started her career in audit and assurance services before spending 2 years in Deloitte’s IFRS Centre of Excellence and Advisory Services thereafter.

In her current role, she provides complex accounting advisory services and leads the Environmental, Social, Governance (“ESG”) assurance team which provides a range of services to clients including:

  • Advisory services on narrative reporting, TCFD and climate reporting, integrated reporting and sustainability reporting; and
  • Providing assurance under ISAE 3000, the globally recognised assurance standard and assessing the design, implementation and effectiveness of controls in relation to financial and non-financial information.

 

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to cet@suss.edu.sg:

  1. Coloured copy (back and front) of NRIC for Singaporeans and PRs, or "Employment"/"S" Pass for foreign applicant
  2. Application form

Course Fee

International ParticipantsS'poreans (aged below 40) and PRsSkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1
(S'poreans aged 40 and above)
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs2
Full Course fee (A)$1400$1400$1400$1400
SSG grant (70%) (B)-($980)($980)($980)
Nett course fee (A) - (B) = (C)$1400$420$420$420
7% GST on nett course fee (D)$98$29.40$29.40$29.40
Total nett course fee payable, including GST (C) + (D) = (E)$1498$449.40$449.40$449.40
Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes (F)--($280)($280)
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes (E) - (F) = (G)$1498$449.40$169.40$169.40

1 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy: Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.
2 Enhanced Training Support for SMEs: SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) aged 21 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.

  • Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
  • The course fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. The University reserves the right to adjust the course fees without prior notice.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to amend and/or revise the above schedule without prior notice.

For clarification, please contact the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) via the following:

Telephone: +65 6248 0263
Email: CET@suss.edu.sg
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