Eco-Business appointed as training partner for Enterprise Singapore’s expanded Enterprise Sustainability Programme

Eco-Business appointed as training partner for Enterprise Singapore’s expanded Enterprise Sustainability Programme

Singapore, 23rd March – Eco-Business has been appointed as a training partner by Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) for the Enterprise Sustainability Programme Foundational series.  

This initiative is part of broader efforts by Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and its agency Enterprise Singapore to provide more support for local businesses and professionals in the decarbonisation of Singapore’s industries and businesses. 

The Enterprise Sustainability Programme, launched in 2021, aims to give SMEs direct access to tools and resources to build up their capabilities and capture growth opportunities in the burgeoning green economy. As multi-national corporations and larger companies look to decarbonise their supply chains, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will also need to build up their sustainability capabilities to remain competitive and relevant, said the agency. 

“With the additional foundational courses, we hope to help more companies plug the knowledge gap and kickstart their sustainability journey, ” said Geoffrey Yeo, Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Sustainability and Enterprise Finance), EnterpriseSG. 

Eco-Business has specially curated a new capacity building course, ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy, in partnership with EnterpriseSG for the Enterprise Sustainability Programme Foundational series. The course taps on relevant case studies across industries with a special focus on Asia to help local enterprises advance their ESG understanding to achieve business success.  

The key learning outcomes of the course include: 

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

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

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

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

“Globally and in Singapore, we are witnessing unprecedented momentum among governments and businesses to integrate environment, social and governance thinking into their operations. It is not only timely but crucial for organisations to understand the relevance of this development, and how it will impact their businesses over the long term,” said Ms Junice Yeo, Executive Director & Head of ESG Intelligence, Eco-Business.   

ESG is about understanding and managing growing risks, but it also empowers businesses to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in this new business landscape.

Jessica Cheam, Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business

“As a pioneering organisation covering policy and business trends in sustainability, Eco-Business has built up a training track record and broad subject matter expertise across industries that is unparalleled in Singapore.  

“Our course is a two-day workshop specially designed to enable participants to be confident in the fundamentals of ESG and sustainability management, as well as to apply this knowledge into business and investment strategies by having their finger on the pulse on key ESG trends that impact their operational landscape and recognise emerging business opportunities.  

“The global economy is witnessing an increase in ESG regulations and disclosure requirements driven by rising stakeholder expectations and global sustainability trends,” said Ms Jessica Cheam, Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business. “There is an urgent need for our local enterprises to build capacity on ESG and sustainability issues and to integrate this into their business strategies. ESG is about understanding and managing growing risks, but it also empowers businesses to take advantage of the emerging opportunities in this new business landscape.  

“Our specially curated capacity building course will empower our local enterprises in successfully navigating the evolving business landscape. The course will tap on relevant case studies across industries with a special focus on Asia to help them advance their ESG understanding to achieve business success. We also provide the unique lens for advising companies on the responsible communications and how to safeguard against potential greenwash,” Cheam observed. 

Participants in this series of capacity building programmes will also be invited to a newly-unveiled dedicated professional network for sustainability and ESG practitioners. The CSOxChange, launched by Eco-Business, EB Impact, SG Tech and Meta, is a network of sustainability professionals that will be at the forefront of industry thought leadership, and building up the next generation of industry leaders. 

Other than their existing foundational courses, EnterpriseSG has two new comprehensive courses focusing on decarbonisation and sustainable finance. 

Eco-Business’ ESG and Sustainability in Asia: A Business Strategy is a five-module course beginning in April 2023, which will be led by established and experienced sustainability advisors, Cheam and Yeo. A wide range of comprehensive ESG and sustainability topics will be covered, including:  

  • Introduction to sustainability and ESG

  • Demystifying net zero, the circular economy and why they matter

  • Sustainability materiality, strategy and communications 

  • Managing sustainability risks and opportunities 

  • Integrating Sustainability into Management Strategy  

Up to 70 per cent of the cost of the course will be subsidised by Enterprise Singapore (subject to eligibility conditions). Request a brochure or register for the course here 

Read Enterprise Singapore’s full press release here

About Eco-Business 

Established in 2009, Eco-Business is Asia Pacific’s leading media and business intelligence company dedicated to sustainable development and ESG performance. Our platform features high quality, trusted news and views in multimedia formats on business and policy developments around the world with a sustainability and ESG-focused lens. We provide research, training and consulting on a wide range of issues, which inform policymaking, improve business practices and foster collaboration among different sectors. Over the past decade, our stories and initiatives have gained international recognition and won multiple regional and international awards. We are guided by the sole objective of generating positive impact for society and the environment. 

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