Sustainability Reporting - A Practical Approach

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced in March 2013 that it would be moving to a “comply or explain” basis for listed companies to produce Sustainability Reports. The revised Singapore Code of Corporate Governance requires sustainability issues (environmental and social factors) to be considered by all Boards of Directors, as part of their strategic formulation. 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.

So what’s all the fuss about? What exactly is sustainability? Does it differ from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how does it relate to 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 or as a separate standalone Sustainability Report. Our course draws on case study examples from local, regional and international reporting.

For more information, please email or call Diana Chng at at (65) 6827 6825.

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