Introduction to ESG and Carbon Footprint Management

HP – SIM SkillsFuture Queen Bee Programme

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Category: Production


My key takeaway from this programme is a deeper understanding of the significance of ESG, equipping me with the knowledge to effectively apply the ESG framework to potential prospects or processes. This newfound awareness has heightened my consciousness in my actions.

- Gregory Ho
Institute of Technical Education



Course Overview

Investors, consumers, and employees are demanding that companies make positive ESG (environmental, social, and governance) impacts and the game has changed. Positively contributing to society and the environment is now a “must have.”

As leaders driving the sustainability vision in the company, leaders need to be able to influence various stakeholders and chart the journey that everyone need to take. This course will facilitate insights on how such can be taken.

In this 3-days course, you will explore risk and opportunities, key tools and processes in stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment and development of a ESG strategy.

As carbon footprint is one of the key environmental metrics, you will delve into the emerging carbon services, which include the calculation of carbon footprints, concepts in carbon sequestration, and application of carbon footprint management through carbon offset and carbon tax.

Though hands-on exercises, you will learn to identify and compute Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions using the GHG protocol and various emission factors.  You will also gain knowledge on how to leverage science-based target to set GHG reduction targets for reporting. You will have the opportunity to take an inventory of your organisation’s current carbon footprint, and then identify and prioritise opportunities for reducing it.

You will also learn how to provide climate-related disclosure based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) – a requirement by Singapore Exchange. The global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and various other frameworks will also be discussed as alternatives for ESG disclosure and reporting.

As part of the course, you will also get to analyse various live MNC reports.

What You’ll Learn

  • Leadership for Sustainability
  • Managing risk and opportunities
  • Stakeholder engagement materiality assessment
  • Developing a corporate ESG Strategy
  • Sustainability frameworks and standards
  • ESG reporting and disclosure
  • Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and climate change
  • Paris agreement and regulatory landscape
  • Step-by-step guide to calculating carbon footprint and corporate emission
  • Application of carbon footprint management through carbon tax, carbon credit and renewable energy certificate
  • Strategies to reduce carbon footprint Management
  • Circular economy and its relevance to your business
  • Role of technology in ESG

Who Is It For

  • Leaders and managers who have working knowledge of ESG and/or are involved in managing ESG in their organisations
  • Leaders and executives keen on a foundational understanding of carbon management benefits, standards and methodology




3 Days In-Person Classroom Training (24 Hours Including 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).

About the Faculty

Lynn Foo

Lynn Foo has more than 15 years of experience in training and curriculum development. She specializes in ESG and Sustainability, Design Thinking, Enterprise Risk Management, PDPA, Leadership and People Management.

Certified with the Advance Certification in Integrating Sustainability for a Future-Ready Business (SMU), she regularly trains for corporate clients (including SGX listed companies) in ESG and sustainability. With her expertise in design thinking, she coaches professionals in using the IBM Enterprise Design Thinking framework and circular economy business models to create sustainable products and services.

As a business practitioner with more than 20 years of industry experience, including as the Director of an international school, she spearheaded various portfolios including strategic planning, development and implementation of sustainability initiatives, corporate social responsibility programmes and regulatory compliance.

Lynn holds a degree in Business Administration and the Advanced Certificate in Integrating Sustainability for a Future-Ready Business (SMU). She is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) and an accredited Green Mark Associate (Singapore Green Building Council). She is also an IBM certified Design Thinking Instructor and a certified Scrum Master.

Course Runs

15 to 17 May 2024
17 to 19 July 2024
11 to 13 September 2024
13 to 15 November 2024

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $1,950.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $52.65
GST payable for others: $175.50

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 9% 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.