Understanding Sustainability’s Business Impact to Organisations

The workshop aims to help companies understand the impact of the global shift towards sustainability to their businesses which includes identifying climate-related risks within their business value chain, emerging / new reporting and regulatory requirements and the impact of the changing customers’ sustainability requirements. While some businesses may be aware that they need to act and manage the risks, not all companies may be clear on how to go about their company’s green transition journey.

Programme Objective

At the end of the programme, learners will be able to:


Recognise business benefits in embarking on ESG transformation.


Identify the related business functions to support the transformation.


Identify and design key sustainability job roles (eg. Head of ESG/ Sustainability or other related roles) within company that will help champion efforts to align their business objectives with ESG principles.


Companies are to complete the Business Impact Assessment (BIA) by B Lab. The BIA is a digital tool that can help measure, manage, and improve positive impact performance for environment, communities, customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders; receiving a minimum verified score of 80 points on the assessment is also the first step towards B Corp Certification.

Programme Outline

Module 1: Fundamental of ESG

Environment, social, and governance or ESG issues are to be considered by business entities in their decisions because companies with a higher focus on sustainability are viewed as reliable and fundamentally sound.



Module 2: ESG Tools and Application

From sustainability reporting standards such as GRI, SASB, and CDP, to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, MSCI and B Corp Certification, learners may ask “why are there so many ESG tools out there?”, or “why should I use X when I already have Y?”. While all these tools can help the organisation implement ESG, understanding them and selecting the right combinations will help tremendously in the journey to be a good company. 



Module 3: Carbon Measurement and Management
This module aims to help learners conduct materiality assessment, stakeholder approvals and generate reports based on standards chosen, using online assessment tools to generate and report ESG, including Carbon footprint computation.



Module 4: SDG Action Manager and the B Impact Assessment
Used by more than 150,000 businesses, the B Impact Assessment is a digital tool that can help measure, manage, and improve positive impact performance for environment, communities, customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders.



Module 5: Webinar with subject matter and industry experts (online) – Chris Marquis


Programme Fee

SMF Members: $300

Non SMF Members: $600

*Course fees before GST

**Funding is subjected to approval

Note that purchases of goods and services from GST-registered businesses will be subject to GST at 8%.


It is recommended that participant meet the following:


  • Minimum age requirement: 21 years old
  • Able to speak, listen, write, and read English with Numeracy skills at a minimum proficiency level 6 of the Employability Skills System (i.e., Workplace Literacy and Numeracy, WPLN).
  • Possess Diploma educational level qualification.
  • At least 2 years relevant supervisory or managerial work experience.

Terms & Conditions

1. All notice of transfer/withdrawal / deferment must be given in writing and submitted at least 2 weeks prior to course commencement. 


2. An administrative fee of $60 (GST inclusive) will be imposed if notice is received less than 2 weeks. 


3. If notice of withdrawal is received: 

  • At least 1 week before commencement of the course, a 20% of the full course fee will be charged. For government-funded course, a 20% of full course fee before funding will be charged. 
  • Less than 1 week before commencement of the course, a 30% of the full course fee will be charged. For government- funded course, a 30% of full course fee before funding will be charged. 
  • No show on the scheduled date, a full course fee will be levied. For government-funded course, a full course fee before funding will be charged. 


3. For all government-funded programmes (WSQ & Non-WSQ), funding is only applicable to: 

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents. 
  • Participants who have achieved at least 75% attendance and passed all required assessments. 
  • Full course fee will be charged to participants who fail to meet the above-mentioned criteria. 


4. Certificates or Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Attendance will only be issued to participants who have achieved 75% attendance and undergo assessment (if applicable). 


5. When a course is cancelled, fails to commence or fails to complete under unforeseen circumstances, participant is allowed to defer the intake at no cost or withdraw from the course; under such situation, a full refund of the advance payment will be given. 


6. Notice of change in participant’s name must be given in writing, no less than 5 days prior to course commencement. 


7. SMF reserves the right to change the venue, cancel or postpone the event without prior notice and full refund will be given under such circumstances. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please approach your account manager for more queries. 


8. SMF Centre for Corporate Learning Pte Ltd has a Data Protection Policy which provides more information about how we collect, use and disclose your personal data. Please click the link below to know more.

Appeal Process

1. The candidate has the right to disagree with the assessment decision made by the assessor.


2. When giving feedback to the candidate, the assessor must check with the candidate if he agrees with the assessment outcome.


3. If the candidate agrees with the assessment outcome, the assessor & the candidate must sign the Assessment Summary Record.


4. If the candidate disagrees with the assessment outcome, he/she should not sign in the Assessment Summary Record.


5. If the candidate intends to appeal the decision, he/she should first discuss the matter with the assessor/assessment manager.


6. If the candidate is still not satisfied with the decision, the candidate must notify the assessor of the decision to appeal. The assessor will reflect the candidate’s intention in the Feedback Section of the Assessment Summary Record.


7. The assessor will notify the assessor manager about the candidate’s intention to lodge an appeal.


8. The candidate must lodge the appeal within 7 days, giving reasons for appeal together with the appeal fee of $108.00 (inclusive of 8% GST).


9. The assessor can help the candidate with writing and lodging the appeal.


10. The assessment manager will collect information from the candidate & assessor and give a final decision.


11. A record of the appeal and any subsequent actions and findings will be made.


12. An Assessment Appeal Panel will be formed to review and give a decision.


13. The outcome of the appeal will be made known to the candidate within 2 weeks from the date the appeal was lodged.


14. The decision of the Assessment Appeal Panel is final and no further appeal will be entertained.


15. Please click the link below to fill up the Candidates Appeal Form.


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