Sustainability Training

Covid-19 Safety

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, strict safety measures and guidelines as recommended by the government are being adhered to for all training conducted. At Paia, we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our training participants and staff remains Paia Consulting’s highest priority.

SkillsFuture Credits and Funding for Employer-sponsored Training

Our well known courses on Sustainability Reporting and Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement are approved by SkillsFuture Singapore which means you can offset the fees using Funding for Employer-sponsored Training or your MySkillsFuture credits.

Carbon Management and Climate Action for Organisations

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9am-5pm Full day Face to Face | $450
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 9am-5pm Full day Online | $405

In this course, offered in-person and online, we will first introduce climate change fundamentals, the global and local regulatory and industry landscape of climate action and emissions management, with a focus on carbon emissions. With clear, relevant examples and case studies, we will then deep dive into various steps and strategies of carbon management – covering topics such as accounting for Scope 1, 2 & 3, offsets, and more. [Read More]

Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9am-5pm | $450
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 9am-5pm | $450

Learn how to manage your supply chain more responsibly whilst fulfilling the reporting requirements. You will learn about business drivers, stakeholder expectations, tools and approaches in a hands-on way, how to integrate sustainable purchasing policies into your business strategy combined with sharing of best practice in effective supply chain sustainability. [Read More]

Sustainability Reporting Course

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 9am-5pm | $550
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 9am-5pm | $550
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 9am-5pm | $550

Paia’s Sustainability Reporting Course is run by practitioners with over 20 years experience in sustainability reporting. This is a practical course, detailing what sustainability reporting is, explaining what the frameworks are (GRI, Integrated Reporting & SASB), what is required by SGX and will work through the key steps to producing a sustainability report. Over 2,000 participants have attended Paia’s training, many sending colleagues for future runs. Limited spaces – Register today. [Read More]

GRESB 2020 Real Estate Training

Paia is GRESB’s exclusive Real Estate training partner for Asia (ex-Japan). If you are interested in running training ‘in house’ or need support with your GRESB submission, please send us an email.

GRESB Real Estate In-house Training is typically divided into two sessions – Introductory and Advanced – to reflect the level of experience with GRESB.  Introductory Training covers the “how to” of the GRESB Real Estate Assessment. It presents the Assessment’s scope, processes and scoring components, addressing the Assessment topics at a high level and providing practical reporting tips. The Advanced Training tackles complex reporting and scoring components of the Assessment including performance indicators, and includes hands-on case studies and exercises.  

Why Choose Paia?

We have practical experience. In less than a year since the Framework was released, we were engaged to work with four local organisations on related projects – the Singapore Exchange (SGX), City Developments Limited (CDL), Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and a local bank listed on the Straits Times Index. We also worked with many clients who are quietly embedding considerations.

We produce award-winning reports. MPA won the Singapore Apex CSR Award and two other awards based on their report. CDL’s report was shortlisted for prestigious global Ethical Corporation’s Best CR Report Award. Gold winners for Singapore Corporate Awards Best Annual Report (>$1bn category) since 2011 have been Paia’s clients.

We understand the local context. We have been established since 2002 in Singapore, and understand the synergies and obstacles with other regulatory reporting requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions


Paia’s training is delivered by individuals who have unparalleled depth of hands on expertise in reporting locally. To note, GRI’s certified training does not require the trainer to have ever worked on a sustainability report. The GRI certified training is focused around communicating GRI’s Guidelines. The key difference to our training is that we focus on the practical application of those guidelines, based on our Singapore team’s experience of having worked on over 150 sustainability reports. Each of Paia’s lead trainers has personally worked on at least 25 sustainability reporting projects, so our training shares practical guidance on how to actually apply the guidelines in practice. Of SGX’s 24 Sustainability Leaders, 14 worked with Paia.

Please also note that our understanding is that GRI’s certified training leads to a certification of attendance. If attendees then want to become certified to GRI they must sit a separate exam with additional fees applicable.


It is relevant to for all companies. It is targeted towards listed companies who wish to write their reporting in-house. Any company that wishes to maximise the opportunities posed by sustainability would also find it relevant.


Sustainability Reporting Course: This course gives you an all round understanding of Sustainability Reporting, why it is important and both the GRI Standards and SGX requirements. The information empowers you when liaising with upper management and takes you through the key steps in producing an SGX compliant Sustainability Report. Paia Consulting has been involved in over 150 sustainability reporting projects, including 116 SGX listed sustainability reports, so we have both the width and the depth of practical experience and our training shares this expertise with you.

Sustainability Reporting Toolkit Package: The toolkit package in addition to the above also provides you with the tools necessary to be able to produce the report in-house. It is intended for corporates who do not wish to use a consultant in the development of their sustainability report, so it is a complete package including reporting tools, a report template, a handbook guiding you through the process and supported by face to face training in small groups through our one day training.