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ESG Essentials for SMEs: Kickstart your ESG journey

The ESG Essentials for SMEs upskilling course is designed in partnership with Enterprise Singapore to help SMEs kickstart their ESG journey. With the support of PwC’s Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainability Excellence (APAC CSE), the course will provide SME leaders and senior management with a fundamental understanding and practical tools needed to incorporate ESG principles into their businesses and drive their ESG agenda.

The course will involve active discussion around industry-specific challenges and opportunities and highlight global and local trends shaping the ESG landscape. Specially tailored to Singapore’s context, the programme will also feature case studies and best practices of SMEs to enable businesses to draw direct relevance when devising their ESG strategy, as well as continue to build trust with their stakeholders and deliver sustained outcomes for the wider community.

The ESG Essentials for SMEs course is a prescribed course that directors may attend to fulfil the new SGX requirements with regard to director’s training on sustainability.

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Course Run Details

June

Applications close on 30/ 05 / 2022

Date Time Format
Thursday, 14 June 2022 9:00 - 12pm
Virtual
Thursday, 16 June 2022 10:00 - 12:30pm
2:00 - 5:00pm
Virtual
Thursday, 21 June 2022 9:00 - 12:30pm In-person, PwC Office
July

Applications close on 27/ 06/ 2022

Date Time Format
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 9:00 - 12pm
Virtual
Thursday, 14 July 2022 9:00 - 11:30am
2:00 - 4:00pm
Virtual
Tuesday, 19 July 2022 9:00 - 12:30pm In-person, PwC Office

Enterprise Singapore Subsidy

  • Subsidy is only applicable to business entities registered and operating in Singapore, with a minimum of 30% local shareholding.
  • Participants must be nominated by their company as the company’s representatives for participation in this series of Sustainability Courses.
  • Companies will be supported for 70% of the costs of up to 3 company representatives to participate in these sustainability courses in total.
  • Each individual will only be supported to participate in these sustainability courses once.
  • Company is liable to make full payment for the course fees if company or participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.

Steps to receive subsidy

To receive this subsidy, please submit the following documents to sg_esg_essentials@pwc.com after you have registered using the link at the bottom of this page:

1. Completed Company Nomination Declaration Form (Download here)

2. Shareholding verification documents:

2(a) For non-listed companies

  • Company’s most recent ACRA Bizfile profile (Accessed from 2021 onwards)

    • If your company’s main shareholder in the ACRA document is another company and not individual shareholders, please provide the ACRA Bizfile of that company as well

    • If your company’s main shareholder is a listed company, please provide the SGX-Central Depository (CDP) Shareholder Demographics Report of the company, and the list of top 20 shareholders extracted from the company’s latest annual report

2(b) For listed companies

  • SGX-Central Depository (CDP) Shareholder Demographics Report

  • List of top 20 shareholders extracted from the company’s latest annual report

Enterprise Sustainability Programme 

The Enterprise Sustainability Programme (ESP) supports Singapore businesses on sustainability initiatives and to capture new opportunities in the green economy. As part of the ESP, Enterprise Singapore partnered Global Compact Network Singapore, PwC Singapore and Singapore Environment Council to launch the first series of Enterprise Sustainability Programme - Sustainability Courses.

These courses aim to build awareness and knowledge of sustainability amongst local business leaders and enable participants to access tools and resources to help them assess their current sustainability readiness and performance. It serves as a foundation to help local enterprise build capabilities for the green economy and develop a clear plan for sustainability efforts.

PwC ESG Essentials for SMEs: Kickstart your ESG Journey is part of the ESP – Sustainability Courses Series.

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