Sustainability for Board Directors


Course Overview

Embedding a sustainability mindset heightens an organization’s awareness to remain robust and resilient through the deployment of sustainable and efficient processes. There is clear evidence that the financial performance of companies corresponds to how well Boards handle environmental, social, governance (ESG) matters. Regulators and stakeholders demand that Board directors uphold sustainability governance to properly discharge their fiduciary responsibilities. You will also examine how an ESG rating is constructed, and to understand the common misconceptions about what an ESG rating measures.   Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognize what is a sustainability mindset
  2. Identify how a strong ESG proposition creates shareholder value
  3. Describe how Singapore companies can comply with sustainability reporting
  4. Compare the state of sustainability reporting across Asia
  5. Evaluate ESG ratings and their common misconceptions

Course Info

  • Time Commitment: 3.5 hours (Either 9am - 12.30pm or 2pm - 5.30pm)
  • Course will be taught virtually on Google Meet

About This Course

Instructor Profile

Prof. Roy Ling is 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 is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years in investment banking with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney. His expertise is in digital finance, sustainability investing and Asia real estate, and he had completed some of the highest-profile advisory and capital market transactions in the region. Prof. Ling is also a distinguished board director with more than 16 years of corporate governance experience across Asia. 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).
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