Environmental, Social and Governance Pillars of Sustainability

HP – SIM SkillsFuture Queen Bee Programme

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Category: Sourcing


Course Overview

These two days introductory course is designed to provide learners the confidence and knowledge to talk about sustainability in a professional setting, and looking to attain a green certification.

Sustainability is a rapidly growing area, with considerable focus in all industries and countries today. Learners will be developing a basic understanding of what encompasses sustainability and how to communicate it.

The structure of the course will provide participants with the ability to approach sustainability concepts confidently and have a clear understanding of its value and importance. Case studies of organisations who have started on this rewarding journey are also provided to provide learners a framework of sustainable ideas which they can utilise.

The course shows a step-by-step approach to initiate the certification process with details of reporting requirements that may be required.

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain understanding of sustainability, concepts and frameworks.
  • Acquire knowledge on global and local sustainability trends and tools.
  • Understand the importance and reason for using sustainable business concepts.
  • Identify and list the benefits of sustainability for an organisation.
  • Acquire an understanding of how successful sustainability ideas and reporting look like in an organisation.
  • Recognise and take actionable steps at an individual level to realise sustainable ideas.
  • Understanding of why ESG reporting is used to measure sustainability.
  • Gain knowledge of a basic ESG assessment and how to complete it.
  • Acquire knowledge on various sustainability certifications available.
  • Identify which green certification works for own organisation
  • Attain information on a step by step process and approach to certify an organisation.

Who Is It For

  • Staff in Governance and Risk, Human Resources, Quality, Management, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Corporate Philanthropy
  • Staff looking to become a Sustainability Officer or with CSR responsibilities


Learners should have at least 1 year of working experience in any role and be able to listen, speak and write English at a proficiency level no lower than Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5. Basic computer knowledge and understanding to operate a laptop or smartphone is also required due to the technical requirements of the course.


2 Days In-Person Classroom Training (16 Hours Including 1Hour15Mins Assessment)


After the course, trainee who had fulfilled the course requirements of

  1. 75% class attendance and
  2. Attained a 80% competency for the assessment

Will receive a Certification of Achievement from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM).

Course Runs

9 – 10 February 2023
9 & 10 March 2023
24 – 25 April 2023
15 & 16 June 2023

Course Fees Including Prevailing GST Rates

Full Fees (before GST): $1,350.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $32.40
GST payable for others: $108.00

Fees Payable (after GST)
1. Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above (individual or company-sponsored)1

up to 90% SkillsFuture Funding
2. Singapore Citizens aged below 40 (individual or company-sponsored)

up to 70% SkillsFuture Funding
3. Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders (individual or company-sponsored)

up to 70% SkillsFuture Funding
4. SME-sponsored2 Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders

up to 90% SkillsFuture Funding
5. Others (individual or company-sponsored)

full fees payable
*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 8% of the nett fee payable after baseline funding subsidy of 70%.

GST payable subjected to revision.

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here.