Ms. Aditi Tembe, Manager (Membership & Partnership)

Aditi comes with over 3.5 years of experience in research and programme management in the areas of maternal & child health; and gender with community based organisations in India. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Management from IIHMR, Jaipur.  Aditi is responsible for driving membership at Global Compact. She also actively engages members and provides support to them as they embark on CSR programmes and initiatives with us.

Ms. Mayshan Mashita, Assistant Manager (Youth & Outreach)

Mayshan is a graduate from University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) International Business. With a passion and background in Event Management, Mayshan is now overseeing the Youth & Outreach initiatives at Global Compact. A traveler at heart, she is constantly looking and planning for her next adventure.

Ms. Pamela Heng, Senior Executive (Admin & Finance)

Pamela is responsible for Executive Administration which covers HR and Finance related matters at Global Compact.  She has many years of working experience with various private sectors and MNC organisations such as Trading Firm and Pharmaceutical & Chemical Industries. Her areas of experience over the years include procurement of materials management, supply chain management , customer service management and a wide range of administrative functions. Pamela enjoys travelling and spends her free time learning arts like acrylic paintings and other handcrafts

Ms. Nur Amirah Senin, Executive (Events)

Amirah is a recent graduate from University of Surrey majoring in Tourism Management with Honours. She loves to people-watch and discover new places during her free time. Aside from reading self-help books, she gets on the active mode by going for various classes, doing adventurous activities and joining runs. Being a people person, she endeavours to help anyone within her means. Passionate in organising events, her past working experiences with a stint of overseas placement includes Marketing, Customer Service, Admin and Sales.

Ms. Sarah Sng, Executive (Youth & Outreach)

Sarah is a recent graduate from Singapore Polytechnic in Business Adminstration, specialising in Marketing and Public Relations. Prior to joining Global Compact, she was with the Sustainable Development Business Group of the Singapore Business Federation. Sarah is passionate in working with children and has been part of a team, going on several overseas trips to teach the less fortunate. She has an interest in performing arts which led her to pursue dance and a Diploma in Guzheng.

The annual Global Compact Network Singapore Summit is a platform of advocacy, capacity building and networking for sustainability and CSR practitioners to come together and gain insights into the latest global corporate sustainability trends.

This year, the theme is on “Better Businesses Together for the Future Economy”.  Whether you are an experienced sustainability practitioner or just about to embark on your sustainability journey, you will find the discussions and networking opportunities meaningful and useful to your area of work.

Topics covered at the Summit will explore the latest in sustainability trends. Speakers will also share best practices, the sustainability landscape in Singapore and how it affects businesses locally.

Each year, the summit attracts about 330 participants locally and from around the region to be a part of this exciting event. The Summit attracts attendees from various sectors and in the following roles:

  • C-suite executives interested in long-term business sustainability
  • Key decision makers and motivators from MNCs and SMEs
  • Sustainability and CSR professionals and consultants
  • Entrepreneurs and strategists
  • Senior management from the 3P sectors
  • Corporate development and communication managers
  • Policymakers, non-profit, academic and think-tank groups
  • HR, legal and compliance professionals
  • Trade union and co-operative leaders


To be the go-to agency for companies that are based in Singapore to begin, deepen and widen their understanding and implementation of CSR and Corporate Sustainability practices.

We organise a vast variety of CSR-related events and programmes that are designed to suit the needs of all the stakeholders within an organisation.

From Training programmes & Networking sessions that aid in developing the capacity of executives to fulfil their role most effectively; to Thought Leadership events which aim to add local perspectives to global trends; to Distinguished Dialogue events that create platforms for our members to interact and network with eminent speakers – our events aim to build the vision and capabilities of our member organisations in ways that will not only make the organisation sustainable but through them build a larger, more sustainable business eco-system in Singapore.

Our member activities include:

  • Anchor events
    a. The International CSR Summit
    b. Youth Forum
    c. The Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards
    d. The Young CSR Leaders Awards
  • Thought Leadership Series
  • Industry Round Tables
  • Distinguised Dialogue Series
  • Networking Sessions
  • Trainings, Workshops, Seminars, Master Classes

Mr. Wilson Ang, Executive Director

Mr. Wilson Ang is the Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Singapore. Wilson holds a Masters in Diplomacy from the University of Oxford. Over the last 10 years, he has held several appointments with expansive portfolios ranging serving on various national, regional and global boards. He believes the only way to create a better planet for human survivability is for every individual to take responsibility for their own actions by being more conscious about daily choices in consumption habits. He also hopes to create 10,000 green jobs through working with the people, private and public sectors.

Dr. Ryal Wun, Deputy Executive Director

Ryal has held a wide range of appointments in the public and private sectors since 1993, serving in operations and administration at national and regional levels. A Land Rover enthusiast, his interests include travel, bushcraft, fine dining, and the welfare and protection of children. He serves on the Board of Visitors to Children’s Homes. A published researcher in international journals, Ryal holds several advanced degrees, including an MBA (Investment and Finance), a Master of Laws (International Law), a Masters in Diplomacy (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in International Law.

Ms. Diana Chng, Manager (Projects)

At Global Compact, Diana oversees the annual CSR Summit and the youth competition. A shopper at heart, she is always on the lookout for good deals and she applies her ‘shopping philosophy’ to looking out for partner collaborations to organising the Summit and youth programmes at Global Compact. She has a passion for helping the disadvantaged and has spent more than half of her career dedicated to working for non-profits. She graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelors of Commerce (Merit) and the field of CSR/ environmental sustainability/ governance is where she wants to be.

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest voluntary initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

First launched in 2000 with just over 40 business members, the UNGC has grown to over 10,000 members across 130 countries. Companies and organisations are encouraged to sign up to the UN Global Compact to show their commitment to good practice for sustainable business and social success and development. Signatories regularly report on their progress and initiatives in the four areas. COPs, or communications-on-progress, are available by country and by industry on the UNGC website for peer benchmarking and communication, with over 65 participants from Singapore as of October 2015.

The benefits of engagement include the following:

  • Adopting an established and globally recognised policy framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of environmental, social, and governance policies and practices.
  • Sharing best and emerging practices to advance practical solutions and strategies to common challenges.
  • Advancing sustainability solutions in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including UN agencies, governments, civil society, labour, and other non-business interests.
  • Linking business units and subsidiaries across the value chain with the Global Compact’s Local Networks around the world — many of these in developing and emerging markets.
  • Accessing the United Nations’ extensive knowledge of and experience with sustainability and development issues.
  • Utilising UN Global Compact management tools and resources, and the opportunity to engage in specialised workstreams in the environmental, social and governance realms.

The Global Compact Network Singapore advances the UNGC initiative and its 10 principles at the country level. We help companies understand what responsible business means within different national, cultural and language contexts and facilitate capacity building, outreach, learning, thought leadership and partnerships.

Our flagship event, the International CSR Summit by the Global Compact Network Singapore, is a gathering that includes business leaders, government officials, CSR practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, union and civil society leaders. Spanning over two days, it is an exchange of focused analysis and dialogue on the latest in the world of CSR. Find more details here.

We offer training workshops to build companies’ capacity in adopting corporate responsibility principles in their business strategy and practices. The programmes are offered in a range of areas such as sustainability reporting, supply chain management, ISO 26000, measuring and reporting organisational carbon footprint and more. More information on our training programmes can be found here.

At Global Compact, we understand the rich value that idea exchanges have. We organise Quarterly Sharing and Networking events, learning journeys and seminars that give our members opportunities to network and exchange ideas with likeminded CSR leaders and practitioners. If you are keen to attend or partner with us for a networking event, please contact us for more details.

We conduct research to provide thought leadership in the areas of CSR and sustainability and also document best practices in CSR. These are a free resource and are available on our website for downloading.

It is our endeavour to make available to those interested in gaining more knowledge about CSR to be able to do so with utmost ease. We also host a resource micro-site, ‘Enabling CSR Journeys’, which serves as an online repository of CSR-related information and case studies of companies practicing and doing well in their CSR journeys.

While the Compact is an independent, self-governed and self-managed entity, we work closely with the UN Global Compact in New York and act as a point of contact for UN Global Compact signatories in a country.

High volumes of data make it necessary to use a system which can collate multiple sources of information into one version of the truth. What should a company pay attention to when evaluating a new system?

Read more about CSR – The Sustainability Journey here! This article is contributed by FoundationFootprint.

The Sustainability Journey

In December 2015, 188 of the world’s developed nations signed the COP21 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In 2017, all companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange will be required to report on their sustainability. In their Key Trends in the EH&S Implementation Services Market (May 2015) Verdantix estimates that the market for EH&S software will have an estimated 11% compound annual growth rate.

There is an increasing drive towards social and corporate responsibility for companies. To fulfill obligations to their stakeholders, directors and governments, many corporates are now reporting to one of the many global sustainability reporting frameworks. There are many benefits to reporting on your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

 Identify business efficiencies and cost savings
 Market access & export advantage
 Satisfy stakeholder and supply chain demand
 Improve staff engagement
 Build internal capability and institutional knowledge
 Gain a moral and reputational advantage
 Demonstrate good corporate citizenship
 Anticipate and manage risks

But what does this mean in terms of your sustainability journey? Where do you start and how do you know what you need to report? What does the sustainability life cycle look like? Here’s a good general guide.

Each cycle will begin with RECOGNISE – understanding resource dependency across the organisation(s), suppliers and products.

Once the company understands how they use their resource, they need to begin to MANAGE, MEASURE and BENCHMARK resource dependency. Many companies are carrying out this step with enormous Excel spreadsheets, outdated systems with bolt-ons, information kept in employees’ heads, and worst of all, no central repository for the data.

It’s not enough to simply record results. In order to achieve best practice against global frameworks, a company needs to REPORT on its achievements. Use global reporting standards, align with the relevant sustainability initiatives and above all, ensure an independent, external verification.

Once a sound reporting structure is in place, INTEGRATE this into the company’s business practices. Use sustainability metrics to help determine business strategy and product design. Use these same metrics to promote ethical supply chain management and increase employee engagement with community initiatives, all as part of the sustainability reporting.

Use the new information available on environmental costs and resource availability globally to OPTIMISE company operations. Optimisation will lead to greater financial rewards, lower costs and continue to maintain a company’s presence in the global market.

Each of these steps builds to the company becoming a SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, both in terms of the business model and the brands.

It is not enough to simply go through this cycle once – it is an ongoing, often annual, process. Key to the success of the process in terms of data accuracy and employee time, is utilizing an excellent system.


High volumes of data make it necessary to use a system which can collate multiple sources of information into one version of the truth. When evaluating a new system, a company should pay particular attention to:
 Ease of use – how long will it take a new user to learn the system?
 Ease of access – is it a cloud-based system which can be accessed from multiple devices at different times?
 Does it capture the human knowledge and commentary as well as the data?
 Does it offer business intelligence reporting?
 Does it feed seamlessly into the global reporting frameworks such as GRI G4 or LBG?
 Does it follow the GHG Protocol Corporate Standards in its design and information handling?
 Does it allow you to upload supplier information in different layouts and formats?
 Does it have controls, levels of approval and auditor access which will allow for the proper quarantining and authorisation of data, as well as external verification?

To learn more about Sustainability Reporting, come and talk to FoundationFootprint, Gold Sponsors of the CSR and Social Innovators Forum in Singapore, September 1st and 2nd 2016 or visit our website 

FoundationFootprint have been helping enterprises and public sector organisations account for and manage their human and environmental footprint more effectively since 2007. Their cloud-based workflow software makes reporting and compliance simple, giving you the insights needed to better understand and drive your sustainability goals forward.

From carbon accounting to sustainability reporting and health and safety compliance FoundationFootprint delivers transparency and improves accuracy so you can build a more sustainable business – one step at a time.