Sustainability Education Programmes for Directors in Singapore
(online and in-person)
Is your board fit for 21st century sustainability challenges?
The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Earth on Board (EoB) have been collaborating since 2016 to offer education programmes that support Boards to align profitability and sustainability. It offers credible, independent and effective approaches to inform corporate Boards and individual directors about the implications of climate change and wider social and environmental issues for long-term corporate performance.
Through consideration of material risks, opportunities and impacts, and providing insight into transition pathways and commercially-viable solutions, we support Boards to support and challenge executive teams to contribute to progress towards sustainable economies.
Underpinned by concrete board experience, our programmes equip participants with general understanding of the sustainability context in which business operates today and with the forward-looking and international perspective needed to help their company thrive going forward. Building on a permanent link with directors’ role and duties, the programmes highlight the critical sustainability issues for business, explore their implications for the purpose and strategy of the company and discuss the relevant board structure and decision-making processes to adopt in response to emerging risks and changing stakeholder expectations.
2022 training programmes
In 2022, CISL and EoB will offer two different and complementary programmes for Board directors in Singapore:
An in-person Board Director Programme that will take place on 9-10 October 2022 in Singapore (Fort Canning) for a group of 25 Singaporean directors.
A 6-hour online Director programme, with two first cohorts held in May-June 2022 and an upcoming one in November 2022, to meet the needs of a larger number of Singaporean directors for baseline and common understanding sustainability training.
Meeting the new SGX requirements
These two programmes presented below are prescribed courses that directors may attend in order to fulfil the new SGX requirements with regard to director’s training on sustainability.
The Cambridge - Earth on Board
Sustainability Education Programmes
for Directors in Singapore
The 6-hour online Director programme
Download brochure for the online programme.
Two cohorts have already been delivered in May-June 2022. Next cohort will be delivered online on November 2nd and 3rd from 3:30pm to 6:45pm.
This programme is addressed at directors who want an introductive approach to understanding the implications of sustainability for their company's strategy and role as directors as well as the new disclosure requirements in Singapore. It provides a baseline understanding of sustainability and brings CISL and Earth on Board deep knowledge, international perspective and advanced experience on the duty and role of boards to help participants to understand the need and ways to integrate sustainability within the company's strategy.
This programme includes a session to help board understand Singapore sustainability reporting regimes and use disclosure to sustain their company’s relationship with all stakeholders including investors.
The programme will consist of 4 online modules of 1.5hours consisting of a presentation by a subject expert followed by Q&A (6hours in total):
Module 1: Understanding the global sustainability context for business.
Module 2: Board duties and the need to put sustainability at the centre of strategy.
Module 3: Sustainability reporting: from compliance to driving progress.
Module 4: Board leadership and action
The modules will be delivered online on the following dates (UTC+8) of November 2022:
- Module 1 on Wednesday 2, 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
- Module 2 on Wednesday 2, 5:15pm to 6:45pm.
- Module 3 on Thursday 3, 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
- Module 4 on Thursday 3, 5:15pm to 6:45pm.
Fee & registration
Price for all 4 modules:
S$ 1,400 per person.
There are discounts when several directors from a same company register.
Board Directors in-person Programme
9-10 October 2022, Fort Canning.
Download brochure for the in-person programme.
This programme is for directors who already recognize the importance of sustainability and want to go further in their leading role as boards. CISL and Earth on Board will launch this inaugural full-day seminar for Directors in Singapore which will be tailored to the regional context and building upon the successful approach of the annual Non-Executive Director programme we have delivered in Australia since 2017.
To build the knowledge of Directors around important sustainability trends affecting their companies and to enhance their capacity to assess and guide company performance in their role as board members.
The programme provides a safe space for individual learning, expert guidance and exchange and will be customised to the specific strategic challenges faced by board members.
This is a residential seminar taking place from 4.00pm on 9 October and concluding at 4.30pm on 10 October.
Fees & Registration
The price is S$ 4,500.
Fees are inclusive of course fees, accommodation on the 9th October, activities and meals.
There are maximum 25 spaces on the in-person course and there is still availability, you can resister online by clicking on the following button:
(Select "Singapore Board Directors in-person 9-10 October" from drop down menu to fill in the form).
This is subject to approval from a panel so we can ensure the best possible diversity of participants in the room and therefore a rich discussion.
Benefits of the programme for Boards
Increased awareness and insight
Opportunity to explore the scale and urgency of the sustainability challenge and the links to the board’s responsibilities, focusing on trends of greatest relevance to the companies’ strategic contexts.
Understanding of the implications for the business model and for the fiduciary duties of Board directors
The critical risks, reporting and disclosure requirements, and potential business opportunities, and identify priority implications for your agendas.
Alignment of governance and focus
Learning from examples of leadership from companies worldwide, an opportunity to review your Board’s current approach and capacity for action, including the time you spend on this agenda.
Structure engagement with the management
Become better equipped to challenge and guide your executive team, as well as reviewing progress on the Board’s own priority actions.
"Spent the last two days in Melbourne at Cambridge - Earth on Board seminar on sustainability for non executive directors. There was a real sense of urgency and excitement about the challenges and much very useful material on action and reporting by boards.
Rob Campbell, Chair, SkyCity Entertainment Group.
"A powerful and vigorous call to action! Practical, inspiring and challenging. A wonderful opportunity to develop new thinking and approaches to evaluate leadership and contribution to issues. Of the utmost importance to all of us."
Board Director, international institutional investment managers.
"The programme raised awareness of the unknown, confirmed what we are getting right and gave an opportunity to consider alternative."
Board Director, Energy Generation Company.
"Outstanding and impactful! I am now equipped to drive real change."
Board Director, Utility Company.