Sustainability Reporting

The course covers both the key concepts and the practice of corporate sustainability in the modern organization, with a focus on external reporting (e.g. sustainability reporting) and performance assessment (e.g. Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) ratings). The objective of this course is to foster students understanding about the possibilities and challenges of accounting for corporate sustainability practices in terms of reporting, assuring and measuring outcomes.

Course Details

Course Date: 12 July 2024

Closing Date: 14 June 2024

1 Day, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Who Should Attend

  • Participants in roles that require understanding of sustainability and non-financial report in orgnisation.
  • Students aspiring to work in manufacturing sector that requires knowledge of ESG.
  • Ideal for partcipants who are looking for mainstreaming sustainability in their business, organisation or school.
  • Participants in roles of preparing sustainability reports.

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the basics of the sustainability crisis, the concepts of sustainability/sustainable development and the sustainable development goals (SDG), and relate them to their own specific subject field.
  • Understand the role of accounting for corporate sustainability, and the relevant concepts within corporate sustainability from the accounting perspective.
  • Understand and apply relevant sustainability reporting frameworks, such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and Integrated Reporting.
Programme Structure
  • Basics of sustainable development, SDGs 
  • Key competencies for sustainability in education
  • Link between corporate sustainability and accounting;  reasons &consequences of sustainability reporting
  • The quality of sustainability reporting & Sustainability reporting assurance
  • ESG performance
  • ESG financial materiality
  • Principles of corporate Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculations
  • Class Participation and discussion
  • Online Quiz

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay

The above module fee payable is inclusive of 9% GST. 



Professor Olatundun Janet Adelegan
Aalto University

Prof. Olatundun Janet Adelegan is a Professor of Accounting and Financial Economics with over three decades years experience in academia, multilateral development institutions, intergovernmental organisation and not-for-profit sector in Africa; North America, Europe and Asia. She holds PhD in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and three Master Degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Education from HAMK University, Finland.  She is a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Aalto University School of Business, Finland; the Vice President of UN Women Suomi and a Resource person to the Finance and Resource Mobilization thematic group of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

She worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Research Department, Institute for Capacity Development Institute and Monetary and Capital Market Department, African Regional Division managing technical assistance to Mauritius, Zambia and the Gambia and also led the IMF pioneer study on Determinants of Debt Market development in sub-Saharan Africa, which is a compulsory reading for graduate students in Finance and Economics programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She was the Director of Capacity Building for the West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted land Use (WASCAL), International Development and Intergovernmental Organisation coordinating twelve (12) Regional and international Capacity Building program across West Africa in partnership with Institutions in Europe and the United States. She was the representative of Africa and Middle East on the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) of the World Bank from Dec. 2014-July 2018. She was a visiting scholar to the World Bank development research group, University of Oxford in United Kingdom;  and Visiting Professor for the AERC Joint Facility for Electives in Kenya.   She is the Editor of Lead City Journal of The Social Sciences and a member of the Editorial board of Journal of African Development (JAD). She has over 70 international publications.

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

SUTD will have to claim the full course fee from participant who is unable to fulfil the SSG funding requirements stated below.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

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Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

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Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

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Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

E-mail to MOE at

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