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

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.