Aventis Graduate School launches Graduate Diploma in Business Sustainability & Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

June 08, 2022

Aventis Graduate School launches Graduate Diploma in Business Sustainability & Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

This program aims to nurture new talents to champion business sustainability in Asia.

Aventis Graduate School is launching a series of courses in Business Sustainability & Environment, Social and Governance (ESG). The course is intended for professionals, business owners, senior management, and senior executives from SMEs and corporations who want to expand their knowledge of the rapidly growing Green Economy. This comes as Singapore gears up to reskill its workforce amid a quickly evolving economy. The SkillsFuture Singapore’s Skills Demand For The Future Economy Report pinpointed clusters of skills in the digital, green, and care sectors most needed in the next one to three years.


The Singapore Green Plan 2030

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 and demographic changes will also see the local sustainability and care industries expand rapidly in the next few years. The Singapore Green Plan, aka the Green Plan, is a top-level national 10-year agenda to achieve Singapore’s plan for sustainable development. It is a multi-ministry effort spearheaded by five ministries, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Transport Singapore. The Green Plan includes targets for urban development, sustainable lifestyles, the energy transition, and the economy.

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Rewarding Careers in ESG and Business Sustainability

Jobs in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sector in Singapore increased 257% in the last three years between April 2019 and April 2022 as climate change becomes part of the agenda by companies and businesses. (Indeed, Singapore) In a statement, global job portal Indeed said the most significant jump in demand occurred between April 2021 and April 2022, with job postings increasing 95%, compared to the 75% increase in the previous year. The rise in job offers partially coincided with the launch of Singapore’s Green Plan in February 2021, which outlines the initiatives to make the economy more environmentally friendly, invest in green energy, and grow the number of green jobs. Exciting career opportunities include

  • Senior Director, ESG Indices APAC Product Management
  • Investor Relations Associate Director (ESG), Investment firm
  • ESG Integration Analyst, APAC
  • ESG Manager
  • Sustainability (ESG) Manager
  • Applied ESG Research Contractor
  • Business Analyst, ESG
  • ESG Product Manager
  • Project Manager, ESG #175259
  • Recruitment Consultant- ESG/Sustainability
  • Manager, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
  • Senior Vice President, ESG Solutions, Sector Solutions
  • Director, ESG Data Solutions & Analytics
  • ESG/Sustainability Director, APAC


Graduate School is launching a series of courses in Business Sustainability & Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

Comprising of 4 modules, participants can register for these courses individually or as a graduate diploma. Using case studies and showcasing industry best practices, these courses aim to help businesses put Sustainability into Practice. Upon the completion of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge to undertake the sustainability transformation of their organisations. The 4 modules are as follows


Corporate Sustainability Management and ESG Strategy

In this module, you will learn how to set up and implement corporate sustainability. This includes identifying your organization’s current stage in your sustainability journey as well as developing a focused ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) strategy, ambitions, targets, and a step-by-step implementation roadmap. The course will also present current sustainability issues relevant to different industries and organizations.


Sustainability Reporting and Strategic Communication

This module will equip you with knowledge of the latest global sustainability reporting framework and guidelines. It is relevant to companies that are considering reporting, either within the annual report or as a separate standalone sustainability report. During the course, we share case study examples, both local and global, and how to implement the guidelines in practice. Our training is based on our depth of hands-on expertise in producing award-winning sustainability reports.


Responsible Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable sourcing is the integration of social, ethical, and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting suppliers. It includes purchasing sustainably preferred products and services as well as green purchasing guidelines that might pertain to certain products or commodities. Sustainable sourcing is needed because supply chains continue to expand globally into developing countries for lower costs and larger production capacity. This expansion exposes companies to increased risks and heightens the expectations of their stakeholders. Company stakeholders expect corporations to take responsibility for their suppliers’ environmental, social, and ethical practices. Now, companies are increasingly making sustainable sourcing an essential part of their procurement and supply chain management processes.


Understanding Green Financing, Risk, Profit, and Purpose

Sustainable finance is the practice of integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into financial services to bring about sustainable development outcomes, including mitigating and adapting to the adverse effects of climate change. Investment decisions were traditionally made based solely on financial measures. With sustainable finance, the impacts of ESG indicators are integrated into investment decisions to ensure the lasting benefit of both clients and society at large. Many companies have started to take urgent actions to implement it in their business practices. But what exactly is it?

Each course lasts two days and covers topics such as decarbonisation, circular economy, sustainability reporting, and carbon management, as well as sustainability trends, risks, and opportunities.


About Aventis Graduate School

Founded in 2007, Aventis is a Graduate School HQ in Singapore that champions human Capital Development. We have never stood still. Over the years we have evolved and continue to evolve to stay relevant and ahead of the ever-changing global business landscape. For more information and to browse the various courses offered by Aventis Graduate School at https://www.aventis.edu.sg/

Alternatively, please contact Ms. Chye Fen at chyefen@aventistraining.com or 6720 3333 for more information.

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