Sustainability Training

We are currently conducting our courses interactively via video conference.

Sustainability Reporting Course

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 9am-5pm | $550
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 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 1,700 participants have attended Paia’s training, many sending colleagues for future runs. Limited spaces – Register today. [Read More]

Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 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]

GRESB 2020 Real Estate Training

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) submission starts April 2020
2020 Changes and Q&A – April 8, SGT 2.30pm
Live Demo and Q&A – April 14, SGT 2.30pm

More than 100 institutional investors, with over USD 22 trillion AUM, use GRESB data to monitor their investments, engage with their managers, and make decisions that lead to a more sustainable real asset industry.

2019 Real Estate Participants

  • More than 1,000 property companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), funds, and developers of which 156 are from Asia
  • More than 500 infrastructure funds and assets
  • A combined real asset value of USD 4.5 trillion

Free online training for new and existing Real Estate participants

  • 2020 Changes and Q&A – April 8, SGT 2.30pm
  • Live Demo and Q&A – April 14, SGT 2.30pm

Register for GRESB’s free online training program to improve your reporting to the GRESB Assessments. Paia Consulting is GRESB’s training partner for Asia Pacific ex-Japan.

The new online training is suitable for new participants reporting to the 2020 Assessments and for existing participants who would like a refresher on the reporting process and insight into the 2020 requirements.

In the live training Q&A sessions, we will respond to any questions you have about reporting 2020 Assessments. You can register for the live Q&A’s from within the online training platform.

Do you need help with your GRESB submission? Paia can help you
Paia is GRESB’s official training partner in Asia (ex-Japan) since 2016. We also provide technical support to clients across the region to enhance their ESG management and performance, for improved GRESB rankings. Learn more about our services or speak to us today

In 2019, Singapore’s Year towards Zero Waste, we saw the introduction of the landmark Resource Sustainability Bill, which provides the legislative framework to reduce food, packaging and e-waste for 2020 and beyond.

Resource Sustainability Act – Partially came into force 1st January 2020.

  • Mandatory reporting framework for packaging waste in 2020
  • Extended Producer Responsibility for e-waste by 2021
  • Mandatory segregation and treatment for food waste from 2024

*The Act partially came into force on 1 January 2020 and the rest of the Act will come into force in stages.

Free online briefing – 15 Apr 2020, 9am – 10am, including Q&A

Register now to learn more about:

  • The waste problem, globally and locally
  • What Singapore is doing about it – Singapore’s Zero Waste Masterplan
  • Regulations under the Resource Sustainability Act – does it affect your company?
  • What businesses can do to reduce waste and contribute to a circular economy

During the Q&A, we will welcome any questions or comments you have about the topics discussed.

Guest speaker: Joseph Chun Partner, Shook Lin & Bok LLP
Joseph practises environmental law as part of Shook Lin & Bok’s ESG practice group. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the NUS Law Faculty, where he teaches environmental law; and a member of APCEL. He is a regular writer and speaker on various aspects of environmental law and sustainable financing, and is a co-author of the textbook, Environmental Law in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2019).

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Write your Sustainability Report in-house with our specially designed Toolkit, compliant with SGX Sustainability Reporting guidelines. Our Toolkit includes a 32 page Handbook written by Paia, Reporting Tools & Templates to get you started and a special 1 day training to help you through it all. [Read More]

$4,800 for 1st participant | Contact us for subsequent participant from the same company 

Introduction to carbon footprinting

This breakfast briefing is now over. If you are interested in running training ‘in house’ or need support, please send us an email.

Published your sustainability report but struggled with your carbon footprint calculation? Been asked to report to the CDP, but don’t know your Scope 1 from your Scope 2? Join Paia on July 16 when we will be running a free introduction to carbon footprinting breakfast briefing. Complimentary light breakfast! [Read More]

As a recent report from leading climate scientists outline, climate change will be an increasing risk across business sectors and supply chains. But according to Indian Industrialist Anand Mahindra, there is another perspective: ‘climate change is the next century’s biggest financial and business opportunity’.

This knowledge building workshop will examine climate change from both a traditional business risk management perspective as well as a commercial value building opportunity. [Read More]

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

HOW DOES THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING COURSE DIFFER FROM GRI’S CERTIFIED TRAINING?

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.

IS THE TOOLKIT TRAINING IS FOR ALL COMPANIES, OR JUST LISTED COMPANIES

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.

HOW DOES THE TOOLKIT DIFFER FROM YOUR USUAL TRAINING? IF I HAD ATTENDED THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING COURSE, SHOULD I ATTEND THIS?

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.