Sustainability Reporting 2 Day Course

Wednesday – Thursday, April 18 & 19, 2018 | 9am-5pm | $950
Wednesday – Thursday, July 11 & 12, 2018 | 9am-5pm | $950
Wednesday – Thursday, October 3 & 4, 2018 | 9am-5pm | $950

SGX have rolled out their Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for all listed companies. This course details what sustainability reporting is, what the frameworks (GRI Standards, Integrated Reporting & SASB) are, and will work through the key steps to producing a sustainability report. Paia has been running these courses in Singapore since 2002 and many of those attending have successfully gone on to produce sustainability reports as a direct result of this course.

The course is practical, taking SGX’s reporting requirements, and demonstrating through case study examples (local & global) of how companies typically meet these guidelines in practice. Paia has worked on over 135 Sustainability Reporting projects, including 75 SGX Listed Sustainability Reports; much of our training is based on our depth of hands on expertise in producing award winning sustainability reports.

The course is relevant to companies that are considering reporting, either within the Annual Report, as a separate standalone Sustainability Report.

Course Structure

Day 1:

• Introduction to Sustainability & Reporting
• How does sustainability relate to CSR, business strategy & risk
• Reporting Frameworks – SGX Guidelines, GRI Standards, IIRC Integrated Reporting Framework, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) & SASB. Similarities and differences between these, and why it is that we recommend focusing on GRI G4 for first time reporters
• GRI & SGX Reporting Requirements
• Standard Disclosures (in depth walk through)
• Stakeholder Engagement – reporting requirements & practical examples

Day 2:

• Materiality in depth & exercises
• GRI’s Indicators (KPIs)
• Supply Chain – Reporting requirements & expectations, case study examples
• Report Assurance – what to look for when getting reports assured, and how to read assurance reports
• Planning a report – practical steps to take away
• Exercise focusing in on what makes a good report

What Previous Participants Said

“Course content is concise and packed with real life case studies. Most importantly the course instructor no doubt is a subject matter expert in the field.”

“Course content is concise and packed with real life case studies. Most importantly the course instructor no doubt is a subject matter expert in the field.”

“Excellent two days getting to know GRI. I have greatly benefited.”

“A very good course not only for people interested in sustainability reporting but also sustainability itself”

“The course was digestible, covering the fundamentals in a systematic fashion”

“One of the best things is classes with real content and good trainers!”

“Knowledgeable instructors, interesting case studies of different reports”

“Gives a clear foundation and understanding on sustainability with actual examples”

Liked best: “the competency and quality of the trainers and their ability to share real-life examples from extensive experience”

“The course was practical. Not only does it explain the theory of GRI but it also empowers students to practice what is learnt”

About the Trainers

Carrie Johnson | Wong Dan Chi

Carrie Johnson

Carrie founded Paia in 2002. She is a specialist in sustainability strategy, reporting and environmental issues.

With over 20 years extensive “hands on” experience, Carrie focuses on guiding companies through the strategy development and reporting process. This includes helping companies develop their reporting process, select indicators, compile reports and review report drafts.

Carrie is the official trainer for Sustainability Reporting on behalf of ACCA, SEI and Global Compact Network Singapore. She has been providing both training and guidance on Sustainability Reporting in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore since 2001.

She is also a Senior Lecturer at NUS teaching on NUS’s Masters in Environmental Management (MEM Programme).

Wong Dan Chi

Dan Chi is an accountant by training and developed her interest in sustainability after she was trained at the United Nations University (UNU) by leading practitioners and academics.

Besides developing external and internal capacity on Integrated Reporting , she has been involved in projects, including developing an IR roadmap, developing report structure and content based on International Framework.

Dan Chi is regularly invited to speak at events such as at the UN Global Compact Network Singapore AGM, ACCA Financial and Accounting Technical Conference, and Master of Science in CFO Leadership programme at SMU. In 2012, Dan Chi co-authored and presented a paper on Integrated Reporting at a regional Global Reporting Initiative conference.