Sustainability Reporting Course

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 9am-5pm | $550
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 9am-5pm | $550

What Previous Participants Said

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

“It was clear and in-depth, well-paced and the trainer was very knowledgeable on the topic.”

“All the topics covered. Pace of training was good and trainer provided clear explanations on the subject.”

“I have zero prior knowledge on how to go about doing the report even though I have read through past reports. However, Paia was very approachable throughout and I was able to raise my questions comfortably. Thank you.”

“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 Course

Sustainability reporting is a listing requirement on many stock exchanges, and increasingly becoming a standard expectation. But producing a report is only one part of the process, to do so companies are expected to have put some key steps in place in order to communicate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance to investors, customers, business partners & regulators.

Paia has been involved in over 150 sustainability reports and has successfully trained over 1,700 participants in sustainability reporting, many of whom have recommended colleagues for our future runs. We successfully simplify the process, guiding you through step by step on the key requirements, giving practical examples of how to overcome potential hurdles in the process. By the end of the day you will have a clear understanding of what is required and how to go about producing a report in line with SGX guidelines.

During the course we share case study examples, both local and global, and provide guidance on how to implement the guidelines in practice.  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.

Key Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should feel very confident in how to prepare a best practice Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability report using the GRI Standards.

  • Introduction to Sustainability & Reporting.
  • SGX reporting guidelines and what’s required.
  • SGX requires companies to apply a reporting frameworks – what are the frameworks available, and which one should we use? Covering GRI Standards, IIRC Integrated Reporting Framework & SASB.
  • In depth walk through of the steps to be taken when preparing a sustainability report.
  • Disclosures that all companies are expected to meet – practical examples of what to expect and how to compile data.
  • Stakeholder Engagement – reporting requirements, expectations & practical examples.
  • Materiality in depth & exercises.
  • What performance data is expected and how to compile it.
  • Planning a report – practical steps to take away.
  • Exercise focusing in on what makes a good report.

Who should attend?

Those who are new to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting process, or reporters who may need some extra tools to help them along. It can often be of benefit to have more than one person from the same organisation attend the workshop, as sustainability reporting is multi-disciplinary in nature, and it helps to have more than one person with GRI knowledge as support. Our participants come from a broad spectrum of sustainability focused areas of the organisation.

Which organisations and sectors should attend?

All organisations should consider preparing a sustainability report. Reporting allows you to refine your business processes and better communicate your sustainability activities. Participants span the financial, engineering, transport/logistics, property development, utilities, paper products, government, consultants, IT, education and more.

Course format

The workshop runs from 9am till 5pm.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Paia Consulting is a Data Partner and Gold Community Member of the Global Reporting Initiative. Paia’s training is delivered by individuals who have unparalleled depth of hands-on expertise in reporting locally.

Paia Consulting is delighted to receive the ISAR Honour Certificate in November 2019, which recognizes our efforts in the area of sustainability and SDG reporting.