Sustainability Training

We offer different types of Sustainability training to suit your needs. Paia has been successfully running sustainability courses in SE Asia since 2002.

Sustainability Reporting Toolkit Package
(Inclusive of Reporting Tools, Templates & Training)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 9am-5pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 9am-5pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 9am-5pm
$4800 for 1st participant, $1200 for subsequent participants

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 | $1,200 for subsequent participant from the same company 

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. Limited spaces – Register today. [Read More]

Sustainable Development Goals & Sustainability Strategy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 2:30-5:30pm | $250

As more organisations adopt the Sustainable Development Goals globally, the impetus on corporations to report non-financial information in the context of broader societal goals increases.

The SDGs & Sustainability Strategy training session will provide participants with a strategic approach and practical knowledge on how to adopt, align and integrate the 17 SDGs into their Economic, Environmental, Social and Governance material issues, and ultimately into their organisation’s overall sustainability / business strategy. [Read More]

Workshop guidance on CDP questionnaire

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 9am-1pm | $250

This interactive workshop is taught by working climate reporting professionals with in-depth knowledge of the CDP and decades of experience in carbon management and reporting across a variety of sectors. [More information to come]

Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 9am-5pm | $450
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 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]

Strategic Sustainability Stakeholder Engagement

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 9am–1pm | $250

Stakeholder Engagement along with Materiality is one of the key building blocks of a good Sustainability Report. The course focuses on analysing the business case for stakeholder engagement, mapping the key areas in the successful engagement cycle. The course is ideal for those new to stakeholder management, or those who wish to strengthen their stakeholder engagement skills. [Read More]

Introduction to Integrated Reporting

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 9am -1pm | $250

Integrated reporting is the latest development in corporate reporting that promises to improve disclosure, while “enhancing the way organisations think, plan and report”.

At the end of the half-day intensive training, you will:
– Appreciate Integrated Reporting’s role and its benefits in the evolution of corporate reporting, globally and in the Singapore context
– Understand the link between integrated thinking and Integrated Reporting
– Understand International Framework: Fundamental Concepts, 7 Guiding Principles & 8 Content Elements [Read More]

Advanced Materiality

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 9am–1pm | $250

A materiality process is used to identify and prioritize the most relevant and significant environmental, economic, social and governance risks and opportunities from the perspective of the reporting organisation and its stakeholders. The Advanced Materiality Report is a very relevant course for organisations who have embarked on their sustainability reporting journey and are keen to enhance their materiality by taking things up a notch. [Read More]

Knowledge Building Series – Climate Change Risk

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 9am-1pm | $250

Paia’s Knowledge Building Series are capacity building courses that focus on some of the high-risk topics identified by the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2017. The WEF Report identifies a cluster of interconnected environment-related risks – including extreme weather events, climate change and water crises, which have consistently featured among the top-ranked global risks for the past seven editions of The Global Risks Report. This course focuses on how climate change and the risk is poses to your organisations continued business model. [Read More]

Why 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 135 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 2 Day 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 135 sustainability reporting projects, including 75 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.