Sustainability Training

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in late January 2020, training providers have been advised to adhere strictly to the advisories and guidelines from the Multi-Ministry Taskforce and Ministry of Health (MOH). All training providers and participants should abide by the mask and face shield wearing requirements.

It is mandatory to wear a mask/face shield at all times during the training. Full details can be found on the MOH website. The use of masks that closely and completely cover the nose and mouth will be required as a default. We will be conducting temperature screening. If you are feeling unwell, please email us in the morning via and postpone your attendance. We will be using the SafeEntry visitor management system, hence you will be required to check in via our SafeEntry QR code. Instructors will largely remain at the spot from which they are speaking, and will be maintaining a safe distance (i.e. at least one metre away) from any other person. They must wear a mask once they have finished teaching.

Supply Chain & Sustainable Procurement

Wednesday, November 4, 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]

Sustainability Reporting Course

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]

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.