Course Overview

Business, Communication and Design
Short Course
1 day
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to environmental sustainability for companies, addressing key questions such as: What is sustainability, why does it matter, and what actions are needed?

It will assess business sustainability, clarify sustainability reporting responsibilities, and explore actionable steps for companies to embrace sustainability.

Programme Partner

This course is developed in collaboration with the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME).

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Who Should Attend

  • Professionals seeking to gain insights into sustainable business practices
  • SMEs business owners and senior management
Tan Ching Hwee
This course is great for companies intending to adopt sustainability but don’t know where to start.
Tan Ching Hwee
Founder and Managing Director, myhalo CircularXchange and Chair, Harmony (ESG) Action Group, ASME
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Great introductory course for understanding sustainability at a macro overview before deep diving into the specific processes.
Soo Jun Ming Alvin
Senior Business Manager, EDC@ASME Pte Ltd

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the importance of sustainable development, particularly in the unique context of Singapore as a small island city-state
  • Recognise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations (UN) and Singapore’s commitment to achieving them
  • Understand the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and evaluate its impact on individual SME business operations
  • Identify the challenges in meeting the net-zero emission target especially for SME business operation
  • Gain an overview of the use of indices for assessing a company's sustainability performance

  • Understand the application of an index type – the Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI) in the assessment of a company’s sustainability performance
  • Understand the company’s scope 1 and 2 emissions and identify the sources of its scope 3 emissions
  • Gain an overview of the sustainability standards and framework
  • Understand the basic process of sustainability reporting
  • Understanding your business through the lens of sustainability
  • Gain an overview of government policies and consumer and business demands for sustainability
  • Identify the challenges and business opportunities arising from the changes in government policies as well as consumer and business demands towards sustainability

Teaching Team

Steve Kardinal Jusuf
Steve Kardinal Jusuf

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Yee Fook Cheong
Yee Fook Cheong

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Ethan Chong
Ethan Chong

Assoc Professor/Head of Sustainability (Education and Research), Office of the Deputy President (Academic) & Provost, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Mark Shan Chian Teo
Mark Shan Chian Teo

Assistant Professor , Business, Communication and Design, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates Time
July 2024 Run 

11 July 2024

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$1,308.00.

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$392.40
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$152.40
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$392.40
Non-Singapore Citizen S$1,308.00 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Course Runs

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