The SGX announced in October 2014 that it will be mandating a “comply or explain” approach to sustainability reporting for listed companies. Increasingly, investors are including analysis of company’s sustainability risks/opportunities in their investment decisions.  The world's largest financial information providers, Bloomberg & Thomson Reuters, both provide sustainability ratings, and analysis.

Sustainability Reporting Course 1
Trainer, Carrie Johnson from Paia Consulting 

So what’s all the fuss about?  What exactly is sustainability? Does it relate to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business strategy?  What type of sustainability information should companies be disclosing? This 2-day course has been put together to address these questions and guide participants through the sustainability reporting requirements of SGX and GRI. 

GRI, the global standard for reporting, released new guidelines in May 2013.  These new guidelines (GRI G4) make it easier for companies to start reporting.  During the course we will explain the significance of these guidelines and provide step by step guidance on producing a report. 

The course is relevant to companies that are considering reporting, either within the Annual Report, as a separate standalone Sustainability Report or an Integrated Report.  Our course draws on case study examples from local, regional and international reporting.  

This workshop is delivered by Paia who has direct experience producing over 100 sustainability reports, many of which have won local and international awards. The course is supported by ACCA and Singapore Environment Institute. 

Sustainability Reporting Course 2