Singapore University of Social Sciences

Corporate Governance for a Sustainable Future

Corporate Governance for a Sustainable Future (CET260)

Applications Open: 18 November 2020

Applications Close: 19 January 2021

Next Available Intake: 02 February 2021

Course Types: Short Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 2 days

Fees: $1400

Area of Interest: Finance

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education

Next Available Intakes: 02 & 03 February 2021
Duration: 2 days
Level: Intermediate
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences


Corporate governance, the all-encompassing mechanism that imparts integrity, ethics, transparency, accountability, and culture, will ultimately steer an organization towards achieving long-term success and longevity. Robust governance arrangements include establishing a clear organizational structure, well-defined lines of responsibility, effective risk management processes, control mechanisms, and remuneration policies. The past few decades have proven that, in practice, these arrangements have fallen short of ethical business standards and have incentivised short-term thinking.

Multiple corporate actions and publications prove that there is a significant movement towards aligning the interests of the company with the interests of society. This shift has encouraged organizations to focus on a longer time horizon that will account for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related risks and opportunities.

This course will impart the latest corporate governance practices that account for ESG considerations.

This course is a collaborative effort with Deloitte.

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs, business owners, C-suites, directors, function heads, senior managers, managers, sustainability consultants, financial consultants, operations manager, ethics manager/compliance manager, HR manager, etc.


  • Defining Corporate Governance
  • Relevance of Corporate Governance in the Asian Context
  • Decoding the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Governance for Value Creation
  • Types of Governance Mechanism
  • When to Employ Governance Mechanism
  • Applying Corporate Governance in Strategy Risk Management
  • Integrating Corporate Governance and Sustainability Principles
  • Transition and Succession for continuity
  • Applying Corporate Governance and Governance Principles for the Next Generation Leader
  • Future of Corporate Governance

Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding (Theory Component)

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

  • Examine the fundamentals and purpose of corporate governance and its importance to a sustainable business
  • Distinguish that corporate governance is a concept that can be adopted regardless of size and maturity of the organisation, by all levels within it
  • Illustrate the role of corporate governance in managing stakeholders in the Asian context
  • Compare the roles of the Board, Chairman, and CEO based on the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance

B. Key Skills (Practical Component)

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

  • Appraise the appropriate governance structure relevant to respective businesses
  • Design sound corporate governance practices within their businesses
  • Evaluate risk management sustainability and sustainability principles in business strategic planning


Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Course overview
09:30 - 10:15Defining Corporate Governance
10:15 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:15Relevance of Corporate Governance in the Asian Context
11:15 - 12:30Decoding the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:45Corporate Governance and Risk Management
14:45 - 15:45Governance for Value Creation
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Types of Governance Mechanism
Day 2
09:00 - 10:00When to Employ Governance Mechanism
10:00 - 11:00Applying Corporate Governance in Strategy Risk Management
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:15Integrating Corporate Governance and Sustainability Principles
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:30Transition and Succession for continuity
14:30 - 15:45Applying Corporate Governance and Governance Principles for the Next Generation Leader
15:45 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:30Future of Corporate Governance
17:30 - 18:30Assessment - Quiz


  • Quiz


  • 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

Christopher WongChristopher Wong
Senior Manager, Strategic Risk & Transformation - Southeast Asia, Deloitte Asia Pacific Asia Pacific
Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University; Certified GRC Practitioner (Governance, Risk and Compliance), OCEG; Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Audit; Post Graduate Diploma – Organisation Development and Change, Singapore Human Resource Institute; Measuring and Improving Business Performance Certificate, Cornell University

Christopher is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Southeast Asia. He has over nine years’ experience working in professional services and in a listed MNC. His areas of expertise include strategic risk management, risk transformation strategies, governance solutions, and organisational development and change.

Christopher has extensive experience in leading corporate governance review and developing full suite of governance practices, which includes corporate governance reviews as part of IPO audits and advisory to develop Board and corporate governance mechanisms, and in leading multiple industry studies for clients in the transport, precision engineering, wellness, shipping, payments, healthcare, construction and financial sectors.

He is also experienced in designing and conducting workshops and training; he also led full scale organisation design transformation engagements for client in Singapore and Philippines.

With Deloitte Risk Advisory Southeast Asia, his current focus centres around assisting clients in the areas of strategic risk management and governance to build organisational resilience in the digital age.

Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents to

  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/or sit 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
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