TGS-2024042964

Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner – Advanced – [SSG Funding]

Sustainability has become a vital foundation for many businesses and organizations, including listed companies, small and medium enterprises, social enterprises, and public agencies. More recently and critically, intensive attention has been paid to the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) pillars of sustainability and the implications of climate change. Stakeholders in all spheres require leaders to be responsible to the community and society and contribute to sustainable development.

The Advanced Edition 2024 – Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner program is specifically designed to equip professionals and business leaders with a comprehensive understanding of the critical issues, strategies, innovations, technologies, and reporting requirements related to sustainability. It goes beyond theory by providing practical frameworks and toolkits that enable participants to lead sustainability initiatives within their organizations effectively.

By enrolling in this program, you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will enhance your expertise in sustainability practices and position you as a credible leader in the field.

Applicable for * SSG funding, Skillsfuture & UTAP*

This course is tailor-made for individuals who seek a Prestige Sustainability Certification.

15+ Years of Experience

Up to 70% Subsidy

10000+ Professionals

5 Stars Google Ratings

Course Overview

The Advanced Edition 2024: Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner program, certified by the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), offers the latest practical tools and resources to implement or enhance corporate sustainability efforts. Elevate your ESG ratings and take your initiatives to the next level by creating successful ESG and Sustainability strategies that generate value.

Obtaining the Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner – Advanced credential showcases your understanding of core sustainability concepts and best practices. It signifies your advanced knowledge and extensive experience in the field of sustainability. This credential is designed to recognize leaders and experts driving the sustainable agenda and demonstrate mastery in critical areas such as stakeholder engagement, sustainability concepts, and implementation of sustainable strategies.

Earning a prestigious Sustainability Certification demonstrates your ability to drive sustainable growth with a clear purpose and meaningful impact. It positions you as a professional equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of sustainability and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Fees & Venue

3 Days Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner – Advanced

Course Code: TGS-2024042964

Time: 9.00  am to 5.00 pm

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute

Course Fees: $2500.00 + $225.00 (GST) = S$2,725.00

SSG Subsidy: Yes, Up to 70% for all Singaporeans and PRs

Nett Fees Payable after 70% Subsidy: $750.00 + $225.00 (GST) = $975.00

Nett Fees Payable after 50% Subsidy: $1,250.00 + $225.00 (GST) = $1,475.00

Class Size: Max 20

Certification Fee:  Learners who wish to earn the Certification after the course can submit their Certification Assessment to the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE). This is optional and costs $218.00. AgileAsia will only collect the fee from those interested in submitting the assignment.

We highly recommend attending the Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner—Basic level course for individuals with limited or no experience in sustainability.

Whats Special?

The Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program – Advanced Edition 2024 goes beyond traditional carbon footprint measurement and reporting. It integrates sustainability into your corporate strategy and decision-making, focusing on critical areas such as:

Integration of SDGs and Circular Economy: Learn to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Circular Economy principles into your sustainability plan.

Emerging Sustainability-ESG Trends: Stay updated on the latest sustainability and ESG trends, including evolving legislation and best practices.

Stakeholder Engagement: Enhance stakeholder engagement by developing effective strategies to foster collaboration and build strong relationships.

C-Suite Support: Gain insight into influencing C-Suite executives and securing their support for sustainability initiatives.

Maximizing ESG Performance: Understand the role of investors and learn how to maximize corporate performance in ESG ratings. Ambitious ESG Goals and Net Zero: Set ambitious ESG goals and explore strategies for achieving net-zero emissions.

Preparing for a Sustainable Future: Equip yourself and your organization with the tools and expertise to navigate the sustainability landscape and drive positive change.

Join the Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Program – Advanced Edition 2024 to learn how to lead sustainable practices and contribute to a better future.

Course Outcomes

Learners are able to:

  • Examine the current issues and research in engineering solutions for sustainability in Singapore
  • Recommend solutions and systems for sustainability into business strategies to create value for the organization
  • Provide advice on public policy and trends in sustainable engineering, environment management, and energy management, including Greenhouse Gas (CHG) emissions
  • Interpret the economics of environmental risks and their impact on businesses, governance, and society
  • Recommend organizational interventions and strategies benchmarked to industry best practices and current trends in sustainability
  • Examine sustainable solutions for societies and communities using Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating
  • Develop sustainable solutions, including carbon reduction strategies and life cycle assessments to enhance market competitiveness, ecological and communal benefits
  • Recommend engineering solutions to ensure organizational compliance with existing codes of practice, regulations, and standards for sustainability

Who Should Attend?

This course is specifically tailored for individuals responsible for their company’s sustainability initiatives. It caters to current professionals seeking a recognized sustainability certification within their job scope and individuals seeking employment in roles requiring professional sustainability certification.

Enrolling in this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to capitalize on the growing career opportunities in sustainability.

The sustainability job market is experiencing remarkable growth, driven by governments and companies committing to reduce carbon emissions and achieve various sustainability goals. This commitment has created a high demand for sustainability professionals. Regardless of your current job role, there are abundant opportunities to incorporate sustainability knowledge and skills to enhance your career trajectory.

Embrace the opportunity to enhance your career and make a positive impact through the power of sustainability. By acquiring a recognized sustainability certification through this course, you will position yourself as a qualified professional in this thriving field. You will be equipped to contribute meaningfully to sustainability efforts and leverage the increasing demand for sustainability expertise across various industries.

Why AgileAsia?

AgileAsia holds the distinguished honor of being the pioneering Training Provider in Singapore, which was authorized by the prestigious Center of Sustainability and Excellence to offer the highly acclaimed Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner course (Advanced 2024 edition).

This comprehensive training program has received certification from the esteemed CPD Certification Service, ensuring its adherence to rigorous professional development standards. Participants can earn valuable CPD credits, reflecting an estimated 25 hours of immersive learning. It is important to note that the responsibility for claiming and validating CPD activity rests solely with the participant, as CSE does not assume any responsibility for the process.

Rest assured that by enrolling in our Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner course, you will access cutting-edge knowledge, industry insights, and practical tools to navigate the dynamic landscape of sustainability and significantly impact your professional endeavors.

Corporate Training

At AgileAsia, we offer comprehensive corporate training programs for Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioners, designed to equip your team with the knowledge and skills to navigate the dynamic landscape of environmental, social, and governance practices. As sustainability and responsible business practices become increasingly crucial for companies, our training empowers your workforce to embrace sustainability principles and contribute to positive societal and environmental impacts.

Our Corporate Training Highlights:

Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner Course:

Our program provides in-depth insights into sustainability frameworks, best practices, and ESG reporting standards. Participants will better understand integrating sustainability principles into business strategies and decision-making processes.

Government Grant Assistance: We understand the value of continuous learning and support your company in applying for government grants to subsidize corporate training. You can receive funding of up to 70% of the course fees, making it an economical investment in enhancing your team’s sustainability expertise.

Group Size Flexibility: Our corporate training accommodates group sizes ranging from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 participants. Whether you have a minor team or a larger workforce, we tailor our training to meet your needs.

To explore how AgileAsia can enhance your company’s sustainability efforts and propel your team toward becoming Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioners, contact us at training@agileasia.com to discuss your corporate training requirements.

Invest in your company’s future by empowering your team with the knowledge and skills to create a sustainable and socially responsible business environment. Let AgileAsia be your partner in driving positive change through practical corporate training.

Curriculum

Module 1 & 2

Module 1: Sustainability (ESG) and business case for adoption:

  • Sustainability and ESG Concepts
  • Definitions and Interpretations of Sustainability (ESG)
  • The Business Case for Sustainability
  • Sustainability (ESG) Related Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Step by Step methodology to integrate Sustainability and
    maximize value creation

Module 2: Global and local legislation for sustainability and GHG emissions:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
  • COP21, 2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
  • Local Legislation and Regulations for GHG Emissions and
    Sustainability

Module 3 & 4

Module 3: Sustainability strategies and most widely used standard & ESG rating:

  • The Importance of Stakeholders
  • How to Create a Strategy and Engage with the Stakeholders
  • Exercise: Identifying Organizational Stakeholders & Corporate Risks
  • Case Studies
  • Certified B Corporation
  • Sustainability Strategies and Scorecard
  • The Importance of SROI
  • Exercise: Social Impact
  • The Importance of ESG
  • CSRHub, MSCI, Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • Unique Simulation Exercise Included

Module 4: Responsible communication and how to avoid green & blue washing:

  • Sector Focus
  • Responsible Communication
  • Green and Cause-Related Marketing
  • How to Avoid Green & Blue Washing
  • How to Avoid SDG Washing
  • Best Practices for Communication
Module 5 & 6

Module 5: Circular economy and the importance of sustainability in supply chain, carbon reduction strategies:

  • Circular Economy: Definition and Case Studies
  • Global Plastic Elimination Progress
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain
  • Standards Applied to Supply Chain
  • Carbon Reduction Strategies
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • CDP

Module 6: Sustainability (ESG) reporting based on GRO and other ESG guidelines. How to communicate effectively and future trends:

  • Steps for Sustainability Report Creation
  • Sustainability Reporting Trends
  • Exercise: Materiality
  • The New GRI STANDARDS
  • External Assurance
  • Good Practices for Sustainability Report Communication
  • Case Study and Exercise: Understanding Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting & SASB
  • Return on Sustainability (RoS) Framework
  • Sustainability Trends

Upcoming Schedule

Please Note:

  • This course is designed for everyone tasked with the company sustainability responsibilities. Those currently employed with job scope need a recognized sustainability certification, and those who want to get employment that requires professional sustainability certification.
  • Upon completing the 3-days course, participants will have the chance to submit a two-year sustainability plan that will qualify them to earn the globally recognized Sustainability ESG Certification and become Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioners. The final assignment helps participants implement practical tools and use the knowledge gained practically.
  • For those without knowledge or experience in Sustainability, we strongly recommend that you take the one-day Sustainability Skills for Manager course.

Trainers

Henry Kang

Master Degree in Quality Management, Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner, GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, Certified TRUE Advisor (Zero Waste Reporting) Meet Henry Kang, a highly accomplished and Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner, GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, and Certified TRUE Advisor (Zero Waste Reporting). With an impressive track record spanning over 15 years, Henry is a trailblazer in sustainability projects and training, equipped with the expertise to transform businesses into sustainable powerhouses. Henry has successfully facilitated over 500 SME digital and sustainability projects and initiatives throughout his illustrious career, earning him a reputation as a sought-after speaker and trainer. His insights and guidance on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Challenges have profoundly impacted individuals and organizations. Education-wise, Henry holds a prestigious Master's Degree in Quality Management, a testament to his commitment to excellence. As a visionary leader, he spearheads sustainability and CSR programs across the Asia Pacific region, empowering businesses to embrace sustainable practices while achieving remarkable success. Henry's diverse skill set and hands-on experience encompass compliance with various sustainability frameworks, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Boards (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), UN Global Compact, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Electronic Code of Conduct (EICC), and ISO26000. His profound dedication to mentoring Business Sustainability sets Henry apart. His personalized approach ensures that each organization he collaborates with receives tailored guidance, resulting in sustainable transformations that yield long-term benefits. As a seasoned expert, Henry understands the complexities of sustainability and possesses a keen eye for opportunities that drive environmental, social, and economic progress. His unwavering passion for sustainability and extensive knowledge make him the go-to professional for crafting a resilient and prosperous future. When you engage Henry Kang as your Sustainability Partner, you gain access to a wealth of wisdom, experience, and a deep commitment to improving the world. Embrace sustainability with confidence, knowing that you are in the capable hands of a true Sustainability Expert. Embark on a transformative journey towards sustainability with Henry Kang by your side. Reach out today and unlock the true potential of your organization's sustainable future.

Grant Eligibility

Singapore Citizen Aged 40 and above Singapore Citizen Aged below 40 and All PRs Others
Course Fees S$2500.00 S$2500.00 S$2500.00
Funding 70% 50% 0%
Nett Fees S$750.00 S$1250.00 S$2500.00
GST S$225.00 S$225.00 S$225.00
Nett Fees + GST S$975.00 S$1475.00 S$2725.00

Please Note:

Terms & Conditions:

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore’s (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses.
Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance. Trainee must pass all prescribed tests/assessments and attain 100% competency.
AgileAsia reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria.

What's Included

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of course material
  • Complimentary 2-years Scrum Alliance Membership
  • CSM exam fee and one more free attempt

Prerequisites

Who Should Attend?

Scrum Master Certification can be taken by any professionals who are interested in intensifying their knowledge on Scrum. This course is ideal for but not limited to:

  • Software Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Development team members
  • Testers
  • Anyone who wants to be successful using Scrum
  • Anyone involved in a Scrum Project
  • Those newly setting out on their Agile journey
  • Those who are already using Agile or Scrum but want to consolidate their knowledge or address questions arising from real-world experience.

Certification Process

Register from a REP Institute

AgileAsia and get in-person coaching by Certified Scrum Trainers®

Login with Scrum Alliance credentials

After the successful completion of the course, Scrum Alliance will send you the credentials. Login with them and create your own.

Use those credentials to take the exam

Answer at least 37 correctly out of 50 questions with-in a 60 minute time frame

CSM License Agreement

Once you pass the exam you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement which is valid for 2-years

Congratulations. You are a Certified ScrumMaster!
Maintain your CSM certification by renewing for every 2-years

Why Most Corporate Prefer Us?

At AgileAsia, we pride ourselves on being the go-to destination for all your corporate training needs. Discover why countless businesses choose us as their preferred training provider:

Corporate Clients
More than 100 companies
Certification Issued
More than 15,000
Susbsidy
Yes
Comprehensive Training Solutions

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Trusted by 50+ Corporates

Our track record speaks for itself. With the trust of over 50 corporate clients, we have established ourselves as a reliable partner in delivering exceptional training solutions. We have successfully served businesses of all sizes and industries, earning their confidence through our commitment to excellence.

Expertise in Consulting and Coaching

Our team brings extensive experience in consulting, coaching, and serving corporate clients. We understand businesses’ unique challenges and objectives, allowing us to provide tailored training solutions that address your specific needs. With our expertise, we guide organizations toward sustainable growth and success.

Highly Qualified Instructors

Our courses are designed and delivered by highly qualified instructors with industry knowledge and practical experience. They possess the expertise to deliver engaging and impactful training sessions, ensuring your employees gain valuable insights and applicable skills.

Customized Solutions

We recognize that every organization is unique. That’s why we offer customized training solutions that align with your company’s goals, culture, and industry requirements. Our instructors work closely with you to tailor the training content and delivery methods, ensuring maximum relevance and effectiveness.

Join the ranks of satisfied corporate clients who have experienced the AgileAsia advantage. Elevate your workforce’s capabilities and drive your organization toward unprecedented success with our trusted training solutions.

Testimonials

Eugene Lee

Project Manager


Never have I attended such an engaging course and it makes my journey of Agile and Scrum journey much more fun and fulfilling. Trainer Stuart Mitchell has definitely take up the standard of teaching and coaching up many notches. Very insightful views from vast working experiences that Stu has. Highly recommended!

Edwin Anuruddha Chow

Event Manager


Dennis and team are just simply great to work with. They are prompt with their replies and clear with their instructions to ensure that learners get the best experience and learning journey with them. That's why I had chosen to go back to them for my CSPO course after taking my CSM course with them. I am looking forward to the post course gatherings and informal trainings which I heard they they organize after Covid.

Quah Kai Li

Senior Auditor


The class was conducted in the best way possible (online zoom classes)! Stu is really passionate and shares many tips on facilitation. Highly recommend to anyone!

Shibil Poulose

Senior Director at VISA Singapore


Thanks for the CSM course, I found it a rewarding experience. The course was well set out, easy to understand, and had an amazing trainer and coach (Stuart). It wasn’t just about certification, but also gave insights to a lot of engagement techniques and real world experiences. I would highly recommend this course.

Renganayaki Ramasamy

Junior Product Associate


The CSPO course that I took recently from Agile Asia was excellent. The instructor Mr.Sam had made us understand the responsibility of a PO very easily, with good hands-on practices and Q&A sessions after each topic. I would recommend this course for anyone, who would like to acquire Agile skills in a short period.

Abby Zhijun Wu

Software Engineers


Absolutely wonderful course - The 2-day program was concise yet informative, also very engaging. Highly recommend anyone looking to do Certified Scrum Master to go with Agile Asia. The payment was also fuss-free, and if you are Singaporean, Skillsfuture credits were easily utilized

Lydiawati

Junior Product Associate


Excellent course. The trainer was very interactive and provided very useful examples and facilitation techniques that are relatable in the working world. It was a good and enriching experience engaging with the trainer and other team members via the different platforms used throughout the course.

Terry Ng

Software Engineers


The program was concise and practical. I get to walk through the entire scrum process. Stu guided the team into role-playing for experiential learning! Much enjoyed! Word of caution: High energy and focus required throughout the course.

Ajay Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Junior Product Associate


One of the best providers in the agile training space. The facilitators Stu and Sam have been there are done Scrum in large organizations and bring a wealth of knowledge. They convey concepts so well during classes that even people without a prior background can assimilate the knowledge easily.

Herman Shah

Software Engineers


Attended CSM course by Stu Mitchell. Really enjoyed his lesson. Taught us how to be a good ScrumMaster. The techniques and case studies and engagement by the trainer, really showed the role is key in the scrum team. Definitely recommend.

Poh Sing Low

Software Engineers


This is an excellent training program conducted by a highly professional, knowledgeable and practicing trainer supported by a very motivated team. Stu Mitchell demonstrated in the real-life example of how to facilitate a Scrum team as a Scrum Master. His role plays often depict the real-life example

S. Davidson

Executive Director, JP Morgan (October 2017)


Thanks again for the course, I found it excellent and connected directly to all the challenges we talked through (especially as I am in large scale scrum delivery, plugging into multiple waterfall teams/cultures - not easy!).

R. Roach

CSM Trainer (TCS)


As a course participant you will definitely learn how to implement Scrum, but more importantly, exposure to Stuart’s passion will give you both critical insights into the underlying, non obvious, issues and tools and techniques you can use to immediately increase the odds that your orgnanization’s

A. Nath

Trainer (Oracle)


I cleared my Scrum Master certification examination with 100% mark. I am so grateful for your efforts! Stuart is an incredible trainer. I will highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues

C.Popescu

Senior Scientist at Oracle


I had some agile experience going into the training, and it was very helpful to learn what I do well. More importantly, I learned what I don’t do well and how to change that.

FAQ

Sustainability: What is Sustainability?

Sustainability refers to the practice of meeting the present generation’s needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. It harmoniously balances economic growth, environmental protection, and social well-being.

The concept of sustainable development aims to achieve this long-term goal by implementing systems, frameworks, and support from global, national, and local entities. It recognizes the interconnectedness of economic, environmental, and social aspects and seeks to create a future where all three dimensions are considered.

By adopting sustainable practices and pursuing sustainable development, we strive to ensure a better quality of life for current and future generations, preserve natural resources, protect the environment, promote social equity, and foster economic prosperity in an inclusive and responsible way.

Sustainability: What does Sustainability means for business?

Sustainability for businesses entails adopting a strategic approach to minimize the adverse environmental impact of their operations within a specific market. It involves analyzing the organization’s sustainability practices through the lens of ecological, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

A sustainable business aims to create long-term value by considering its operations in ecological, social, and economic contexts. It recognizes that developing strategies aligned with sustainability principles foster the longevity and resilience of the company.

By integrating sustainability into their core business practices, organizations can effectively manage resources, reduce waste and emissions, promote social responsibility, and contribute positively to the communities and environments in which they operate. Sustainable business practices align with ethical and environmental values and can drive innovation, attract customers, enhance brand reputation, and deliver long-term financial performance.

Sustainability: Why is sustainability essential to business?

Sustainability is essential to businesses for several reasons:

  1. ​Reputation and Stakeholder Trust: Embracing sustainability practices enhances the reputation and credibility of a business. Customers, employees, investors, and other stakeholders increasingly value and prioritize companies committed to environmental and social responsibility. Sustainability practices build trust and loyalty among stakeholders, positively impacting the company’s brand image and market position.
  2. Risk Mitigation: Sustainability helps businesses identify and mitigate potential environmental, social, and governance risks. By proactively addressing these risks, companies can avoid costly disruptions, legal challenges, reputational damage, and regulatory non-compliance. Sustainability strategies promote resilience and long-term viability in the face of evolving market dynamics and changing stakeholder expectations.
  3. Cost Savings and Efficiency: Sustainable practices often lead to cost savings and operational efficiency. For example, reducing energy and water consumption, optimizing waste management, and adopting renewable energy sources can lower operating expenses. Sustainable supply chain management practices can minimize risks, improve resource utilization, and enhance overall efficiency throughout the value chain.
  4. Innovation and Competitive Advantage: Embracing sustainability can drive innovation and create new business opportunities. It encourages businesses to develop and adopt environmentally friendly technologies, products, and services. Companies that proactively incorporate sustainability into their strategies can gain a competitive advantage by differentiating themselves in the market, attracting environmentally conscious customers, and adapting to evolving regulatory frameworks.
  5. Access to Capital and Investor Confidence: Sustainability performance is increasingly considered by investors when making investment decisions. Businesses that demonstrate strong sustainability practices are more likely to attract investment capital, as investors recognize the long-term value and reduced risks associated with sustainable business models. Access to sustainable finance and responsible investment funds is growing, providing additional avenues for capital raising.

​Overall, sustainability is essential to business because it aligns economic success with environmental stewardship and social well-being. By embracing sustainability, businesses contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future while gaining a competitive edge and building long-term resilience.

Sustainability Reporting: What is Sustainability Reporting?

Sustainability reporting is a process through which companies communicate their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and impacts. It involves disclosing relevant information and data on various sustainability parameters, such as carbon emissions, water usage, labor practices, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and ethical governance practices.

The main objective of sustainability reporting is to provide stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and communities, with transparent and reliable information about a company’s sustainability efforts and their impact on various aspects of society and the environment. By disclosing positive and negative effects, companies can demonstrate their commitment to responsible business practices and facilitate informed decision-making.

Sustainability reporting helps companies set priorities, establish goals, and track progress toward achieving sustainability targets. It enables businesses to identify areas for improvement, address risks and challenges, and seize opportunities for innovation and growth. Through reporting, companies can engage with stakeholders, build trust, and enhance their reputation as responsible and sustainable organizations.

In addition to financial reporting, sustainability reporting has become increasingly important for investors. ESG disclosure provides insights into a company’s approach to managing ESG risks and opportunities, alignment with global sustainability frameworks and standards, and long-term sustainability strategy. Investors use this information to assess a company’s financial performance, resilience, and long-term value, considering financial and non-financial factors.

Accurate and comprehensive sustainability reporting is crucial for companies to meet the growing expectations of stakeholders, comply with regulations and industry standards, and drive positive change toward a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Sustainability Reporting: Is the Sustainability Reporting mandatory in Singapore?

A mandate by the Singapore Exchange (SGX)

An annual sustainability report is mandatory under SGX regulations. Primarily, a sustainability report must include the following components:

  • Material ESG factors
  • Climate-related disclosures consistent with the TCFD recommendations
  • The report should set out the issuer’s targets for the forthcoming year for each material ESG factor identified
  • Selecting an appropriate sustainability reporting framework per the industry and business model
  • Board statement and associated governance structure for sustainability practices.
Sustainability Reporting: Why sustainability reporting is essential for companies and stakeholders?

Sustainability reporting is essential for companies and stakeholders for several reasons:

  1. Transparency and Accountability: Sustainability reporting allows companies to communicate their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and practices transparently to stakeholders. It demonstrates the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices. By disclosing relevant information, companies can be held accountable for their environmental and societal impact.
  2. Risk Management: Sustainability reporting helps companies identify and manage ESG risks and opportunities. By assessing and reporting on ESG factors, companies can proactively mitigate risks related to climate change, resource scarcity, social issues, regulatory changes, and reputation damage. This enables companies to make informed decisions and adapt strategies to future challenges.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement: Sustainability reporting facilitates meaningful engagement with stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, suppliers, communities, and regulators. It provides a platform for dialogue and collaboration, enabling stakeholders to understand the company’s sustainability performance and contribute to its improvement. This engagement can build trust, strengthen relationships, and enhance the company’s social license to operate.
  4. Investor Decision-making: Investors are increasingly considering ESG factors in their investment decisions. Sustainability reporting provides investors valuable information to assess a company’s ESG performance, risks, and opportunities. It enables them to align their investments with their values and long-term financial goals. Companies that effectively communicate their sustainability efforts may attract a broader investor base and lower their cost of capital.
  5. Competitive Advantage: Sustainability reporting can differentiate companies in the market and give them a competitive edge. It allows companies to showcase their environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and good governance practices. This can enhance their brand reputation, attract environmentally and socially conscious customers, and create new business opportunities.
  6. Regulatory Compliance and Standards: In some jurisdictions, sustainability reporting is mandated by regulations or stock exchanges. Compliance with reporting requirements ensures companies meet legal obligations and maintain their listing status. Additionally, adherence to recognized sustainability reporting frameworks and standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), enhances the credibility and comparability of the reported information.

Overall, sustainability reporting is vital in promoting transparency, accountability, risk management, stakeholder engagement, investor decision-making, competitive advantage, and regulatory compliance for companies. It enables companies and stakeholders to drive positive change, contribute to sustainable development, and create long-term value.

Sustainability Practitioner: What is a Sustainability Practitioner?

A sustainability practitioner is an individual who possesses knowledge and expertise in integrating sustainability principles and practices into an organization’s operations, strategy, and decision-making processes. They understand the interconnectedness of environmental, social, cultural, economic, and governance aspects and how these factors impact a company’s long-term success and resilience.

The role of a sustainability practitioner involves the following:

  • Analyzing the environmental and social impacts of business activities.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Developing strategies to minimize adverse effects and maximize positive outcomes.

They work to align sustainability goals with the overall mission and values of the organization, considering the interests of various stakeholders.

Sustainability practitioners assist companies in enhancing their corporate value by integrating sustainability into core business functions. They help identify cost-saving opportunities, drive innovation, manage risks related to environmental and social factors, and enhance reputation and brand value. They may develop sustainability strategies, implement initiatives to reduce resource consumption and emissions, engage with stakeholders, and establish sustainability reporting and performance measurement systems.

By taking a holistic approach to sustainability, practitioners aim to create value for the company, the environment, and society. They recognize that long-term success requires the preservation and protection of natural resources, the well-being of communities, and the ethical treatment of employees and other stakeholders.

In summary, a sustainability practitioner combines knowledge of sustainability principles, business acumen, and strategic thinking to help organizations integrate sustainability into their core operations, achieve their sustainability goals, and create long-term value for the company and society.

Sustainability Practitioner: Does Sustainability Practitioner needs a Certification?
​While certification is not always mandatory to work as a sustainability practitioner, obtaining a certification can enhance one’s credibility and demonstrate a commitment to professional development in sustainability.

A Certified Sustainability (ESG) Practitioner credential, such as the one you mentioned, signifies that an individual has undergone specific training, acquired in-depth knowledge of sustainability principles and practices, and demonstrated expertise in critical areas related to sustainability, such as stakeholder engagement and sustainable strategy implementation.

By earning a certification, sustainability practitioners can differentiate themselves in the job market and showcase their qualifications to employers, clients, and stakeholders. It provides a recognized standard of competence and can enhance career opportunities and professional advancement within the sustainability field.

Furthermore, certification programs often provide comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge, practical skills, and networking opportunities, enabling practitioners to stay current with the latest trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements in sustainability.

Ultimately, while certification is not mandatory, it can be a valuable investment for sustainability practitioners who wish to demonstrate their expertise, increase their professional credibility, and advance their careers in sustainability.
Sustainability Practitioner: How to earn the Sustainability Practitioner Certification?

To earn the Sustainability Practitioner Certification, participants must complete a 2-day course and submit a two-year sustainability plan. This plan should demonstrate their understanding and practical application of sustainability principles. Upon successful plan evaluation, participants will be awarded the globally recognized Sustainability ESG Certification, becoming Certified Sustainability ESG Practitioners. The certification acknowledges their expertise in stakeholder engagement, core sustainability concepts, and the implementation of sustainable strategies.

Corporate Training: Does your company offer corporate or customized training programs?

AgileAsia offers corporate and customized training programs tailored to meet organizations’ specific needs and objectives. We understand that each organization has unique requirements, and our experienced trainers can design and deliver training solutions that align with your company’s goals and challenges.

Our corporate training programs are designed to address specific skill gaps, enhance team collaboration, and drive organizational growth. We offer a range of training topics, including sustainability, leadership development, change management, innovation, and more. These programs can be delivered onsite at your company’s premises or through virtual platforms to accommodate remote teams.

In addition to our pre-designed courses, we also provide customized training solutions. This means we can work closely with your organization to assess your training needs, understand your industry, and develop a tailored program that addresses your specific challenges. Our trainers will collaborate with you to design the course content, select relevant case studies, and incorporate industry-specific examples to ensure maximum relevance and impact.

Whether you choose our corporate training programs or a customized training solution, you can expect high-quality instruction from industry experts, interactive learning experiences, and practical tools that can be immediately applied in your organization. We aim to empower your teams with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their roles and contribute to your organization’s success.

Don’t hesitate to contact our team (training@agileasia.com) to discuss your organization’s training requirements and explore how AgileAsia can customize your program. We are a contact delivering training solutions that meet your unique needs and drive tangible results.

Corporate Training: What are the advantages of investing in corporate training for our organization?

Corporate training offers numerous benefits, including improved employee performance, increased productivity, enhanced skills and knowledge, better employee retention, and a positive impact on the organization’s bottom line. It enables employees to stay current with industry trends, develop new competencies, and adapt to changing business landscapes.

Corporate Training: Can you customize the training content to align with our organization's goals and challenges?

Yes, we specialize in providing customized training solutions. Our experienced trainers will work closely with your organization to understand your unique goals, challenges, and industry requirements. We’ll tailor the training content, examples, and case studies to ensure the most relevant and relevant.

Corporate Training: What delivery options are available for corporate training programs?

Just to let you know, we offer flexible delivery options to accommodate your organization’s preferences. Our training programs can be delivered onsite at your company’s premises, at a designated training venue, or through virtual platforms to cater to remote or geographically dispersed teams. We’ll work with you to determine the best delivery format based on your needs.

Corporate Training: How do you assess the effectiveness of your corporate training programs?

We believe in the importance of measuring the effectiveness of our training programs. We utilize various assessment methods, such as pre-and post-training evaluations, skills assessments, and participant feedback surveys. These assessments help us gauge the impact of the training, identify areas for improvement, and ensure that the desired learning outcomes are achieved.

Corporate Training: Can you provide references or case studies from organizations that have benefited from your corporate training programs?

We can provide references and share case studies from organizations previously engaged in our corporate training programs. These testimonials and success stories will demonstrate how our training programs have helped organizations overcome challenges, develop talent, and achieve business objectives.

Corporate Training: What is the duration of your corporate training programs?

The time of our corporate training programs varies based on the specific training topic, learning objectives, and your organization’s requirements. We offer programs ranging from one-day workshops to multi-day intensive training sessions. We can work with you to determine the optimal duration that aligns with your desired outcomes and constraints.

About CSE: Tell me more about CSE

The Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) is a leading global sustainability consulting, training, and certification firm helping organizations achieve their sustainability goals and drive positive impact. Founded in 2004, CSE has become a prominent player in sustainability, offering various services to businesses, non-profit organizations, governments, and academic institutions.

Key Features of The Center for Sustainability and Excellence:

  1. Expertise in Sustainability: CSE is known for its deep expertise in sustainability, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The firm’s team of consultants and trainers are experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds in sustainability, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to their work.
  2. Global Presence: With a strong global presence, CSE operates in multiple countries, serving clients from different regions and industries. The firm’s international reach allows it to address sustainability challenges on a global scale and tailor its solutions to meet the specific needs of different regions.
  3. Consulting Services: CSE offers a comprehensive suite of sustainability consulting services, including sustainability strategy development, ESG reporting and disclosure, carbon footprint analysis, supply chain sustainability, and stakeholder engagement. The firm works closely with clients to identify their sustainability priorities and develop customized strategies for long-term success.
  4. Training and Capacity Building: CSE provides professional training programs and capacity-building workshops on sustainability-related topics. Their training courses cover sustainability reporting, green marketing, sustainable supply chain management, and sustainable finance. These programs empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to drive sustainability initiatives.
  5. Thought Leadership: CSE is a thought leader in the sustainability space, regularly publishing research, whitepapers, and articles on key sustainability trends, best practices, and emerging issues. The firm’s thought leadership initiatives advance sustainability knowledge and promote responsible business practices.
  6. Corporate Social Responsibility: As a sustainability-focused organization, CSE practices what it preaches by incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles into its operations. The firm is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint and promoting social responsibility daily.

The Center for Sustainability and Excellence is a reputable and influential organization pivotal in advancing sustainability practices globally. Its expertise, global reach, and commitment to sustainability make it a trusted partner for organizations seeking to integrate sustainability into their business strategies and drive positive global change.

Next Intake:

July 30, 2024 - August 01, 2024
Course Duration:3 Days (Classroom)

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute@Eunos

$975.00 - $2725.00

(Include GST)

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