ESG FOR Business Leaders

1-Day Program with certification

"Whenever You See A Successful Business, Someone Once Made A Courageous Decision"

What Is ESG Risk Exposure?

Today across ASEAN, sustainability, climate, and ESG are big issues affecting businesses large and small, with implications for board fiduciary duties beyond the Chair. Some boards are just getting started on assessing what this sea change means for them, and most are unsure what to do. There are unknown unknowns.

In the face of rising pressure for climate action and ESG disclosure coming from stakeholders—ranging from regulators and investors to employees to customers—this one-day workshop drills into challenges boards in Asia can expect from these four stakeholder groups.

Unaware Of
regulatory requirements

Most ASEAN executives are unaware that their companies are already subject to ESG disclosure or regulatory requirements.

These may occur directly via legislation or guidelines issued by government authorities, or indirectly as part of supply chain audits conducted by their company’s clients.

In addition to penalties and fines for their companies, these requirements also leave leaders personally exposed to reputation damage.

Loss Of Revenues

Claiming that your company has ESG policies is no longer enough. Through their supply chain audits, even long-term clients will turn their backs on non-compliant partners.

Furthermore, ESG policy implementation and embodiment of sustainability within the company’s strategy will become one of the most dominant evaluation criteria when selecting partners.

Any business lagging behind is at risk of losing their preferred supplier status and the associated revenue.

Lasting Brand
Reputational Damages

Actions speak louder than words. 

Overclaiming on sustainability can have massive consequences.

Once exposed, “greenwashing” damages all  relationships, from shareholders to customers.

Misleading or false information on sustainability commitments will not only result in exacerbated scrutiny, but fines, lawsuits, and even product boycotts.

Only 1.94% of Companies Demonstrate Complete Understanding of ESG Requirements

– 2023 State of Sustainability Report 


Attempt to Mitigate Professional and Personal Risks

Consider ESG is not important on their watch

Defer the work for later, thinking it is not yet critical to their role

Outsource their responsibilities to a member of the company’s staff, which will not protect them

Read random articles online, but fail to understand the whole picture


Attend The 1-Day ESG Program For Business Leaders

Get a clear and cohesive understanding of their responsibilities

Apply this knowledge with their company’s board

Obtain certification from The ESG Institute, headquartered in Singapore

Receive a copy of Greensight, The Sustainability Guide for Company Directors


Joanne Flinn, MSID

Chairwoman of the ESG Institute, International Speaker, Award Winning Author and Board Advisor

Joanne is the author of the best-selling book Greensight: The Sustainability Guide for Company Directors and has worked for more than 30 years as a company director. She guides leaders to deliver business transition swiftly, calmly, and effectively and helps them build sustainable organizations to deliver alignment of people, planet, and profit.

She is also an international keynote speaker, board advisor, and the chairwoman of the ESG Institute. Twice a TEDx speaker, she’s spoken on four continents at A-list corporate and industry events including Aon, Autodesk, and the Asian Banker.

Kris Wadia, FCCA, FIDM

Global Senior Executive, Keynote Speaker and Board Director

Kris is the Founder of Humanized Leadership, revitalizing stalled or failing businesses and helping them retain top talent and accelerate growth. He was formerly a senior executive at Accenture, the global technology consultancy, and is currently a director on listed boards.

Kris specializes in mission-critical launches, growth, and transformations, supporting client boards and C-suites through their journey.

Jonathan Cheung, FCIPS (Chartered), CITP, MBCS, MSc

CEO of the ESG Institute and ASEAN Development Advisor Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

Jonathan is the CEO of the ESG Institute. With over 37 years of leadership experience in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific region, North America, and Europe and his deep expertise in business, procurement, and supply chain, he is uniquely situated to help organizations successfully tackle scope 3 emissions and improve value chains.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS); a licensed CIPS Procurement Excellence Programme assessor for Asia, and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). He is also an Exco member of The Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Procurement Council.

What Leaders Say?



This program is designed to give you a solid grounding in current standards, pressures, and future trends in sustainability so that you can contribute to, influence, and even guide your teams effectively.

On completion, you will be able to confidently answer questions like the following:

  • What is sustainability in the today’s business environment? How do climate risk scenarios impact your balance sheet?
  • How are stakeholder expectations changing? And how does this impact board decision making?
  • What can you do to demonstrate delivery of fiduciary duties on both the financial and sustainability fronts?
  • How can you prioritize sustainability-driven business models? And what happens if you don’t?
  • How can you show progress and provide statutory forward-looking statements with confidence?


At a personal level, you will enhance your directorial and advisory position by:

  • Simplifying the alphabet soup of acronyms that surround ESG guidelines to provide clear guidance
  • Helping your C-suite focus on and then answer critical questions
  • Demystifying Net Zero, Regenerative and Circularity
  • Learning to avoid greenwashing and the resulting damage to your reputation and business value proposition

Note: This program incorporates current and upcoming regulatory implications ranging from central bank directions, listing rules,  and large private company and regulatory trends from markets outside of ASEAN that affect business relationships, market access and profitability in Asia. The program is held under Chatham House Rules.

1-Day ESG Program

This program is ideal if you are:

  • A member of the C-Suite, an executive leader, or chief sustainability officer working directly with your board.
  • director of a mid-sized or large private business, for companies with this profile are highly affected by upcoming market and regulatory changes.
  • founder or business owner of a small business that provides products or services to mid-sized or larger organization, for your customers and market are affected by upcoming market and regulatory changes.
  • A leader passionate about the future of your organization and its ability deliver value over a 3–5 year time horizon.

As a participant of the 1-Day ESG Program, you get the following benefits:

Your organization’s Sustainability Readiness Profile™, based on your insights to assist you in prioritize strategic choices for 2024 onwards

Improved understanding of eight ESG-related standards and what they mean to your organization and your role as a business leader

A Five-step Sustainability Roadmap for your organization

Inside information on the one thing you need to do to preserve your board’s reputation

Certificate of Achievement to substantiate forward looking statements and include in your Sustainability Report

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Invoiced in Singaporean Dollars

$ 1,310

All Prices are in Singaporean Dollars (SGD) and inclusive of GST.

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