ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy

Advance your ESG knowledge, with 70 per cent course subsidy under the Enterprise Sustainability Programme!

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Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have risen to the top of the corporate agenda in recent years as a confluence of factors from geopolitical tensions to climate change, supply chain disruption to rising stakeholder expectations dominating board room conversations.

With regulatory standards being raised worldwide, companies are also grappling with how to manage ESG issues and seek opportunities in this new business landscape.

About This Course

ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy is an essential capacity building programme targeted at business leaders and professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and application of ESG strategies for business performance.

Led by our established and experienced sustainability advisors – Jessica Cheam and Junice Yeo – this unique two-day course will teach participants how to understand and implement ESG trends and frameworks, build organisational resilience, identify new business opportunities, and craft credible communication strategies to avoid potential greenwash.

This course features relevant case studies from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region across a wide range of industries and organisation sizes. Join us at our learning and innovation centre which provides the perfect setting for knowledge sharing, networking with peers and exchanging ideas.

ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy is part of the Enterprise Sustainability Programme, where 70 per cent of the course fee will be subsidised by Enterprise Singapore.*​
*Subject to eligibility conditions

Employees of non-profit organisations, institutes of higher learning or government agencies who are ineligible for the Enterprise Singapore subsidy can take advantage of Eco-Business's in-house support of a 30 per cent discount.

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Full Course Fee

SG$1,500 per person (subject to prevailing GST)

Subsidised Course Fee

SG$450 per person (subject to eligibility criteria and prevailing GST)

SG$1,050 per person (30% Eco-Business discount is available for employees of non-profit organisations, institutes of higher learning or government agencies. Rates are subject to prevailing GST)

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Key Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish key ESG concepts and business trends, including the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, the circular economy and getting to net zero

2. Understand the fundamentals of sustainability reporting, ESG strategy and materiality, with an emphasis on global frameworks, such as GRI, TCFD, ISSB and B-Corp

3. Understand ESG risks and opportunities in business, and identify competitive advantages from sustainability

4. Learn about ESG integration to achieve business performance through measurement, disclosure, stakeholder relations and communications


This course features five modules covering essential topics including materiality, ESG trends and disclosure frameworks, implementing sustainability strategies, managing risks, board governance, stakeholder engagement and responsible communciations.

Module 1

Introduction to Sustainability and ESG

  • Introduction to sustainability and ESG concepts
  • Global, regional and local trends and developments
  • Understanding the business case for sustainability, its growing importance and how to implement it for business performance
Module 2

Demystifying Net Zero, the Circular Economy and Why They Matter

  • Understanding net zero and circular economy concepts, how they intersect, and practical applications with a business lens
  • Hands-on learning using a GHG emissions tool to calculate carbon emissions
Module 3

Sustainability Materiality, Strategy and Communications

  • Introduction to materiality, and how it applies to businesses
  • Overview of sustainability reporting, disclosure and certification frameworks (e.g. GRI, TCFD, ISSB, B Corp) and ESG data management
Module 4

Managing Sustainability Risks and Opportunities

  • Understanding risk management from an ESG perspective
  • Staying ahead of the curve: Identifying new market opportunities and competitive advantages arising from changes in global trends and market forces, particularly sunrise sustainability-driven sectors
Module 5

Integrating Sustainability into Management Strategy

  • Integration of sustainability into business practice, through the setting up of effective policies and processes, board governance, senior management strategy, and stakeholder management
  • Case studies of successful integration of sustainability
Module 6

Safeguarding Against Greenwashing

  • The 'shades' of greenwashing, with a spotlight on notable trends in Asia
  • Responsible communications and safeguards against pitfalls, with unique insights from a media lens

Why Our Course Is Unique

  • Course Design: Curriculum integrates the latest ESG trends and global standards
  • Delivery: By well-established and experienced sustainability advisors, Jessica Cheam and Junice Yeo
  • Asian-focused case studies: Our curriculum features Asian industry examples that are current and relevant
  • Responsible communications: Learn how to craft a credible communications strategy and safeguard against greenwash
  • Peer networking: Invitation to join CSOxChange, a professional network for sustainability and ESG practitioners
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Tools and Resources

Participants who attend this course will gain access to:

  • Full training slides and recommended reading material
  • Eco-Business newsletters on a range of topics and geographies
  • Our bespoke sustainability self-assessment toolkit
  • Thought leadership profiling and opportunities
  • A one-time complimentary sustainability consultation for your organisation​
  • A Certificate of Completion issued by Eco-Business in partnership with Enterprise Singapore
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Course Structure and Schedule


6 modules covered over 2 days


In-person / Fully virtual


Catapult leadership training hub at Rochester Commons

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If you have any questions, please check the FAQs, or contact us.

Month Format Dates (2-day course)
May Fully virtual May 15–16, 2024 (2 full days)
June In-person June 20–21, 2024 (2 full days)
August In-person August 6–7, 2024 (2 full days)
September In-person September 23–24, 2024 (2 full days)
November Fully virtual November 27–29, 2024 (1 full day, 2 half days in the AM)


“What I thought was great about the course was that I really got to build a deeper understanding on sustainability. I love that they covered such a wide variety of topics from reporting to making sure you are not greenwashing. The course is definitely very helpful and beneficial for anyone who is actually interested in the topic of sustainability.”

Corporate Communications Lead, Google

“There are two profiles I would recommend to join this programme. One would be C-Suites, or even Board members, because of the strategic impact that ESG has. The second would be project or sustainability managers, because of the level of technical information within ESG topics.”

Global Head of Strategy & Business Development, Toll Group

“I learnt a lot from the other practitioners and the trainers, whether it’s local, regional or global level and a lot of case studies were shared among the team. I think (this) was one of the most beneficial (courses) I’ve learned from the most.”

Advisor, HCL Technologies

“I think this course is useful for a whole range of people, whether it is the board of directors, C-suite or sustainability practitioners that will gain a lot from this course.”

Senior Manager, Conservation International

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Enterprise Sustainability Programme?

The Enterprise Sustainability Programme (ESP) supports Singapore businesses to build capabilities in sustainability and capture new opportunities in the green economy. As part of the initiatives under the ESP, Enterprise Singapore has partnered industry players to conduct a series of ESP Sustainability Courses to help businesses build awareness and knowledge in sustainability. For more information, please refer to EnterpriseSG’s website.

2. What is the ESP Foundational Course?

The ESP Foundational Course aims to equip business leaders with basic awareness and knowledge of sustainability, and serves as a foundation for businesses seeking to build capabilities for the green economy and develop a plan for sustainability efforts. Participants are provided access to tools and resources to assess the current sustainability readiness and performance of their businesses.

Eco-Business’ ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy is part of the ESP Foundational Course series.

3. What are the eligibility criteria for EnterpriseSG’s 70% course subsidy?

  • Subsidised course fee of SG$450 (not inclusive of GST) per participant is only applicable to nominees from local companies1 and trade associations (TACs)2
  • Each eligible entity will be supported for up to a maximum of 3 participants for each type of ESP Sustainability Course3
  • Each individual will only be supported once for each type of ESP Sustainability Course3
  • The company or TAC is liable to make full payment for the course fees if it or its participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.

1 Business entities registered and operating in Singapore. This excludes: (a) non-profit organisations and charities (registered as public companies limited by guarantee); and (b) foreign companies operating in Singapore (registered as branch or representative offices).
2 TACs will need to fulfil the following criteria: a) registered with Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); and b) defined as a non-profit organisation.
3 There are currently three types of ESP Sustainability Courses: Foundational, Decarbonisation, and Sustainable Financing. Please refer to the ESP website here for the list of courses under each course type.

4. Do I need to provide any supporting documents to prove my eligibility for EnterpriseSG’s 70% course subsidy?

You will be requested to submit the following documents during registration:

  • Latest company ACRA business profile (if the company is a subsidiary, please submit the ACRA of the parent company too)
  • Signed declaration form by nominating organization. Download the declaration form.

5. Are there any other subsidies that I can tap on for this course?

Other than the 70% course subsidy under the Enterprise Sustainability Programme, Eco-Business is offering a 30% discount for employees of non-profit organisations, institutes of higher learning or government agencies who are not eligible for EnterpriseSG’s 70% subsidy.

6. When will I receive the course subsidy?

Eligible participants will enjoy the subsidy upfront and are only required to pay the subsidised or discounted course fees upon registration. However, they may be required to make full payment for the course if found to ineligible or fail to complete the course.

7. Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

8. Who should attend this course?

This course is targeted at senior and mid-level professionals who want to deepen their knowledge on the latest business and ESG trends, and how to apply it in their job functions across strategy, sustainability, finance, risk management, operations, human resources, marketing, communications and more.

We also welcome all other participants to join the course to learn about essentials in sustainability, or as a refresher to keep their pulse on the latest sustainability trends.

9. Is this course open to participants outside of Singapore?

Yes, this course is purposed for executives globally, with a focus on Asia Pacific. Our training materials include relevant regional case studies, and we will be referencing key regulatory developments in key Asian markets in our course.

10. Why should I attend this course? How is this course different from other sustainability essentials courses?

In addition to a comprehensive and interactive training on sustainability and ESG essentials, Eco-Business will tap on our expertise in regional trends and developments, as well as our media perspective for the training. Participants will also be given the opportunity to try out the sustainability self-assessment toolkit to help assess their organisation’s progress in the sustainability journey thus far.

11. Can I send more than 3 participants from my organization to attend this course?

Only the first 3 nominated participants will be able to enjoy the subsidized course fee of SG$450 per person. Subsequent participants will be required to pay the full course fee amount at SG$1,500 per person.

12. What is the sustainability self-assessment toolkit?

The sustainability self-assessment toolkit is a questionnaire for participants to determine the level of sustainability readiness of their questionnaire. The toolkit will provide a gap assessment result and highlight areas of improvement, and areas where the organization excels in. Organisations are invited to book a one-time complimentary review with Eco-Business to discuss the results and insights from the assessment.

13. When will registration close?

Registration will close 2 weeks before the commencement of the course, as time is needed to verify the documents with EnterpriseSG for subsidised participants.

14. What counts as completion of the course?

Course completion would be based on:

  • Participants’ attendance for the course
  • Completion of the sustainability self-assessment toolkit
  • Award of the Certificate of Completion
  • Submission of post-course evaluation / survey form

If you have any further questions, please contact us at

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