Introduction to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for FinTech (Classroom & Asynchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of Business & Accountancy

Short Course / 1 Day / TGS-2023018007

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Sustainability is as big an opportunity as it is a threat. In the current business environment, investors are looking at ESG factors as part of their investment decisions and increasingly, financial institutions are making ESG disclosures in their annual report or sustainability report. Through this course, we hope to equip you with an overview of ESG concepts such as the 17 Sustainability Development Goals and how regulations as well as industry norms shaped sustainable finance. In addition, there will be sharing with case studies on how organisations direct their resources to nurture an ESG culture towards making the World a better place.

In collaboration with SFA:

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key environmental, social, and governance issues;
  • Familiarise with the current sustainability landscape in Singapore;
  • Understand the impact of international agreements on sustainability on businesses;
  • Understand the impact of sustainability reporting on businesses and employees; and
  • Introduction to sustainable finance and instruments.


Course Date: 14 Mar 2024
Application Period: 25 Jan – 03 Mar 2024
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom and Asynchronous e-learning
Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

– The importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
– Global bodies for ESG
– Importance of ESG in FinTech
– Case studies / highlights / application of Financial Institutions (FIs) in area of sustainability / ESG & linkage to green finance

Trainer's Profile

Andrew Gazal

Andrew is the Founder and CEO of ESGTech, an ESG disclosure platform making it easier for financial institutions and corporates to measure, monitor, and disclose ESG performance, in a verifiable and auditable manner.
Andrew is an accredited Engineer and accredited by the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for Fundamentals of Sustainable Accounting (FSA-Credential Holder). He also sits on two Climate Bond Initiative Technical & Industry working groups (Maritime and Agriculture Bonds). Andrew is an active member of The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) for The GBP Impact Reporting Principles. Andrew has years of experience across four continents in various corporate and social environments, for several heavy industrial sectors, including 30+ Energy-based projects.

Soh Eng Lam

Mr. Soh Eng Lam is a Senior Lecturer, concurrently holding the appointment of Senior Manager and Program Manager for the Specialist Diploma in AgriTechnology & AgriBusiness in the School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Besides teaching in the Life Science School, he has co-developed courses and teaches at the Design and Environment School in NP in the green economy and green urban solutions.
His academic qualifications include Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Environment Science, Human Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Law, Technopreneurship & Innovation from local and overseas Universities.
He also holds professional certifications in ACTA, ACLP, Arboriculture, Aquaponics Designs, Project Management, International HR Management, FinTech, Internet-of-Things, BlockChain, Data Analytics, and Cyber Security Protection.
His research interests are Biophilic Design, Sustainable Architecture, Landscape Technology, Resource Analysis with GIS, and Tree Mechanics. In addition, he has completed scientific research projects in collaboration with the industry in sustainable agriculture in areas of insolation and inoculation of bacteria in leafy vegetables to increase yield, chlorophyll and its effect on photosynthesis between variegated and non-variegated plants, Bioremediation of carbon dioxide in indoor spaces through the use of plants, and designing Aquaponics system for High-rise living.
He has presented his research in international forums.


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to learner who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to learner who meet the 75% attendance requirement.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 13 Jan 2023 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$610.40
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$183.12
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$183.12
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$71.12
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$71.12
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$71.12