Sustainability is no longer a buzzword for small and medium enterprises, but an essential part of business. Increasingly, large and listed companies are imposing stringent requirements on their suppliers to disclose Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes in their operations.
In addition, as sustainability gains momentum, stakeholders like customers, employees, financial institutions and investors want to work with companies which are sustainable.
To date, Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) has trained nearly 250 individuals from 200+ organisations since commencement of this programme in March 2022. This two-day training will help you build knowledge to jumpstart your sustainability journey with practical guidance, proprietary toolkits, and a host of resources offered by GCNS. Gain insights into Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) trends and expectations from EU customers, learn how to operationalise sustainability to enhance work functions, and improve business practices. Develop capabilities such as carbon and sustainability reporting to increase trust and credibility with stakeholders.
Full Fee: $1,620 nett (inclusive of GST)
*Co-funded by Enterprise Singapore, 70% subsidy is applicable to all business entities registered and operating in Singapore. Capped at 3 employees per eligible company.
2-full day workshop will be conducted on consecutive days starting on Monday, 18 September at 9.00 am – 5.30 pm and continuing on Tuesday, 19 September at 9.00 am – 5.30 pm. The workshop covers:
- Understanding what sustainability is and how it drives business competitiveness.
- Insight into the global, European and local drivers accelerating sustainability and how businesses can identify and understand the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) related opportunities and risks.
- Exploring how material issues can impact business strategy as well as the importance of Governance.
- Using frameworks such as the UN Global Compact Management Model and easy-to-use onboarding tools such as Responsibility Index Communicator for Enterprises (RICE) Tool.
- Understanding stakeholder expectations, measurable indicators and potential action plans and goals that can be undertaken to become more sustainable.
- Introduction to human and labour rights concerns which are especially prevalent in supply chains.
- Unpacking of global and local environmental concerns including topics such as climate change and decarbonisation as well as the impact of Singapore’s Green Plan 2030.
- Learning how to take first steps in understanding their emissions with the Carbon and Emissions Recording Tool (CERT).
- How to strategically communicate performance and address stakeholder information needs.
- Understanding the landscape of sustainability reporting, assurance and certifications; mobilise tools provided in the course (RICE and CERT) to kickstart reporting as well as tap onto reporting frameworks such as the GRI Universal Standards.
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.
Kindly register by following this link. You will be taken to GCNS registration form after which you will receive a payment link.
Registrations will close on Monday, 11 September.
Ms Sue Meng Chan
Deputy Director of Sustainability and Capability-Building
Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS)
Sue Meng is Deputy Director of Sustainability and Capability-Building at Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) overseeing a team that develops and manages capability-building initiatives, encompassing training, trainer and alumni engagement, partnerships, thought-leadership publications, and conversations to inspire SMEs to engage in sustainability.
Sue Meng has 14 years experience in developing sustainability programmes and stakeholder engagement, and has served companies and NGOs in China, Malaysia and Singapore.
Her journey in sustainability began in 2003 when she took a module in Alternative Development in Southeast Asia as part of her M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies. She is a published author of an untold history of her hometown, Ipoh, and has built a marker trail based on this book to lead the way in responsible tourism.
Mr Terence Tan
Director (Carbon Management)
Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS)
Terence Tan is the Director (Carbon Management), of UN Global Compact Network Singapore. In this role, he oversees operational and strategic decarbonisation activities for CPLC (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition) Singapore, which is the decarbonisation arm of GCNS.
Terence has more than 30 years industry experience with Shell Oil, in which he held leadership positions in process technology, operations and HSE (health, safety and the environment). He is a believer in “servant leadership”, leading by personal example based on his core values of Integrity, Honesty and Respect for people. In this career pivot into sustainability and the environment, Terence applies his lifelong passion to promote a culture of energy conservation and protection of the environment, guided by sustainable development principles, in all his areas of influence.
Terence has a B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He attended the Cambridge University Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Program for Senior Executives, as well as training on various ISO standards such as 50001 and 14064.
This event is hosted by Prudential Singapore.