Intro to Sustainability
Reporting and ESG Investing


Course Overview

This webinar will introduce sustainability reporting and the relevant requirements for SGX listed companies. Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. There is clear evidence that the financial performance of companies corresponds to how well they handle environmental, social, governance (ESG), and other nonfinancial matters.

Sustainability reporting adds value by heightening an organization’s awareness to remain robust and resilient through deployment of sustainable and efficient processes. This is achieved through organisation-wide goals to manage profitability, invest in human capital and reduce damages to the environment.

The acceleration towards ESG investing has been driven by social, governmental, and consumer attention on the stakeholders. Investors realize that a strong ESG proposition can safeguard a company’s long-term success. The magnitude of investment flow suggests that ESG investing is here to stay for the longer term. The participants will learn ways to identify listed companies with strong ESG proposition, how a strong ESG proposition creates shareholder value, and how ESG investing can result in long term returns for their portfolios while caring for the environment.

  • Basic idea behind sustainability reporting
  • Introduction to green finance and ESG investing
  • Renewed focus on the Social aspect during Covid-19
  • Use the crisis to re-position as an ESG leader
  • Q&A

Course Info

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours (7-10pm)
  • Course will be taught virtually on Google Meet

About This Course

Instructor Profile

Prof. Roy Ling is currently the CEO & Founder of FollowTrade. Concurrently, he is also an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the SKEMA Business School, an Academic Program Director at SMU Academy and an Independent Board Director on several listed companies in Asia.

Prof. Ling spent more than 20 years in investment banking and held senior positions with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in Asia real estate, REIT IPOs and capital markets, and he has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. During his investment banking career, Prof. Ling has originated and executed a broad range of advisory and capital market transactions including some of the most high profile transactions in the region. Prof. Ling was a former Board Director of the CFA Society of Japan. He was honored as the Real Estate Executive of the Year 2016 by Singapore Business Review, and as one of 20 Rising Stars in Real Estate 2008 by Institutional Investor.

Prof. Ling graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a BBA (Hons).

Roy Ling | LinkedIn


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