Course Detail(ESG009 : An Introduction to various sustainability reporting standards (Classroom))

ESG009 : An Introduction to various sustainability reporting standards (Classroom) NEW

3.50 CPE Hours (Category 1)
Classroom

To reduce the environmental impact and contribute to sustainability efforts, ISCA will contribute our part by eliminating the printing of course materials for selected courses with effect from 2023.

Tips: To make your paperless learning experience more enjoyable, you may bring along a digital device such as a Windows based laptops or tablets to read your online materials during the class. QR code will be provided in the class for you to download the materials in PDF.

Join us and be a Difference Maker!

 


 

Programme Objective

Sustainability reporting is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable for an organisation's economic, environmental, and social impact. Sustainability reporting helps an organization communicates various ways in which they are contributing to sustainable development and meeting the needs of their stakeholders. It also helps organisations to identify and address sustainability challenges and opportunities.

There is increasing demand for organisations to be transparent about their sustainability initiatives and growing concerns on environmental and social issues, such as climate change, resource depletion, and inequality. Finally, there are increasing regulatory and market incentives for sustainability reporting, such as sustainability reporting standards and sustainability-related disclosure requirements. 

Sustainability reporting standards are guidelines that organizations can use to report on their economic, environmental, and social impacts. These standards provide a framework for organisations to report on their sustainability performance in a consistent and comparable way, to help them to identify and disclose material sustainability issues that are relevant to their stakeholders.

Organisations may choose to use one or more of these sustainability reporting standards, based on their specific needs and the expectations of their stakeholders

Programme Outline

In this 3.5-hour workshop, we will explore the following sustainability reporting standards:

  1. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): The GRI is the most widely used sustainability reporting standard and provides guidelines for organizations to report on a wide range of sustainability topics.
  2. International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB): The mandate for the ISSB to deliver a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability-related disclosure standards that provide investors and other capital market participants with information about companies’ sustainability-related risks and opportunities to help them make informed decisions. 
     
  3. Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB): The SASB provides industry-specific sustainability reporting standards for publicly listed companies in the United States.
  4. Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): The TCFD is a voluntary task force established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2015 with the aim of developing recommendations for consistent climate-related financial disclosures by companies. The TCFD aims to help companies understand and disclose the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, and to encourage the integration of climate-related considerations into their financial reporting. 
  5. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP): The CDP is a not-for-profit organization that provides a framework for companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks and opportunities.


Training Methodology

Lecture style with interactive participation, polls and walk-through of practical case examples. 

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

Accountants, Auditors, Preparers of financial statements, Financial Controllers

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 3.50 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

20 Jun 2024 (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 214.73
For Non-Members: $ 256.15

Programme Facilitator(s)

Dr Kevin Ow Yong

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Dr Kevin Ow Yong
PhD, BAcc (First Class Hons), CA (Singapore), CPA, CFA

Dr. Kevin Ow Yong is Associate Professor of Accounting at Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds a First Class Honours Degree (with University Medal) in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University and received his PhD degree from Duke University. He has previously worked at Peking University as an associate professor, Singapore Management University as an assistant professor, and Singapore Airlines as a regional accountant and financial analyst.

Dr Ow Yong has been a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2003 as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2002. He currently sits on the UAFRS Advisory Council with Valens Research. Furthermore, he is a member of the Sustainability Education Committee with the Singapore Institute of Technology and IS Chartered Accountant Journal Editorial Advisory Panel with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He had written a co-op article Don’s Column: Accounting Education for Sustainability that was published in the April 2022’s IS Chartered Accountant Journal.

He has previously served on the Candidate Programmes Committee with the CFA Society (Singapore) and on the advisory board with Brahm Centre, a non-profit charity organization as their Finance Advisor. He has also served as Head of the Accounting Technology & Innovation Centre (AccTech).

To reduce the environmental impact and contribute to sustainability efforts, ISCA will contribute our part by eliminating the printing of course materials for selected courses with effect from 2023.

Tips: To make your paperless learning experience more enjoyable, you may bring along a digital device such as a Windows based laptops or tablets to read your online materials during the class. QR code will be provided in the class for you to download the materials in PDF.

Join us and be a Difference Maker!

 


 

Programme Objective

Sustainability reporting is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable for an organisation's economic, environmental, and social impact. Sustainability reporting helps an organization communicates various ways in which they are contributing to sustainable development and meeting the needs of their stakeholders. It also helps organisations to identify and address sustainability challenges and opportunities.

There is increasing demand for organisations to be transparent about their sustainability initiatives and growing concerns on environmental and social issues, such as climate change, resource depletion, and inequality. Finally, there are increasing regulatory and market incentives for sustainability reporting, such as sustainability reporting standards and sustainability-related disclosure requirements. 

Sustainability reporting standards are guidelines that organizations can use to report on their economic, environmental, and social impacts. These standards provide a framework for organisations to report on their sustainability performance in a consistent and comparable way, to help them to identify and disclose material sustainability issues that are relevant to their stakeholders.

Organisations may choose to use one or more of these sustainability reporting standards, based on their specific needs and the expectations of their stakeholders

Programme Outline

In this 3.5-hour workshop, we will explore the following sustainability reporting standards:

  1. Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): The GRI is the most widely used sustainability reporting standard and provides guidelines for organizations to report on a wide range of sustainability topics.
  2. International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB): The mandate for the ISSB to deliver a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability-related disclosure standards that provide investors and other capital market participants with information about companies’ sustainability-related risks and opportunities to help them make informed decisions. 
     
  3. Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB): The SASB provides industry-specific sustainability reporting standards for publicly listed companies in the United States.
  4. Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): The TCFD is a voluntary task force established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2015 with the aim of developing recommendations for consistent climate-related financial disclosures by companies. The TCFD aims to help companies understand and disclose the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, and to encourage the integration of climate-related considerations into their financial reporting. 
  5. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP): The CDP is a not-for-profit organization that provides a framework for companies to report on their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks and opportunities.


Training Methodology

Lecture style with interactive participation, polls and walk-through of practical case examples. 

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

Accountants, Auditors, Preparers of financial statements, Financial Controllers

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 3.50 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Dr Kevin Ow Yong
PhD, BAcc (First Class Hons), CA (Singapore), CPA, CFA

Dr. Kevin Ow Yong is Associate Professor of Accounting at Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds a First Class Honours Degree (with University Medal) in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University and received his PhD degree from Duke University. He has previously worked at Peking University as an associate professor, Singapore Management University as an assistant professor, and Singapore Airlines as a regional accountant and financial analyst.

Dr Ow Yong has been a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2003 as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2002. He currently sits on the UAFRS Advisory Council with Valens Research. Furthermore, he is a member of the Sustainability Education Committee with the Singapore Institute of Technology and IS Chartered Accountant Journal Editorial Advisory Panel with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He had written a co-op article Don’s Column: Accounting Education for Sustainability that was published in the April 2022’s IS Chartered Accountant Journal.

He has previously served on the Candidate Programmes Committee with the CFA Society (Singapore) and on the advisory board with Brahm Centre, a non-profit charity organization as their Finance Advisor. He has also served as Head of the Accounting Technology & Innovation Centre (AccTech).


Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

20 Jun 2024 (2:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 214.73
For Non-Members: $ 256.15

Programme Facilitator(s)

Dr Kevin Ow Yong

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709