Stewardship, Strategic Planning & Compensation for Sustainability – Implications for the Board

    October 25 2022 | 3-6 PM | SMU

    As organisations acknowledge the need to transition to low-carbon or net zero, investors and board members expect management to develop the strategy to mitigate business’ risk exposure to climate change, and to capture opportunities in climate transition. But how can organisations plan and incentivise top executives to drive their climate transition strategy?

    Join us at the upcoming Climate Governance Singapore (CGS) training series to learn more about what the implications for the Board are in relation to stewardship, strategic planning and executive compensation.

    Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

    Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm (SGT)

    Venue: Singapore Management University School of Accountancy, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (Level 2), 60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900

    This will be a paid event, with the option to attend in-person or online.

    For better engagement and networking, you are encouraged to join the ‘live’ session. Zoom details will be provided to online participants upon registration.

    Please note that Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) will apply in accordance with the national guidelines. All attendees must be (i) fully vaccinated; (ii) recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days of the event date; or (iii) certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme.

    3:00 PM
    Opening Address

    Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore and Advisory Board member of Climate Governance Singapore

    3:05 – 3:35 PM    
    Stewardship for Corporate Sustainability

    Global response to climate change and the resultant human suffering is gaining steam. But do current solutions like regulation, measurement & reporting, incentives, and cheaper capital go far enough? This session will highlight an essential missing component that Boards need to focus a lot more on – Steward Leadership; and provide a highly practical framework with which Boards can be more effective in their Climate Governance efforts.

    Mr Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO of Stewardship Asia Centre in Singapore

    3:35 – 4:05 PM    
    Sustainability Strategic Planning

    This session will discuss ways to integrate the board’s sustainability vision into the overall corporate strategy. It will focus on strategies to protect and enhance company value through responsible sourcing, renewable energy investment, and product stewardship.

    Prof Yangfang (Helen) Zhou, Associate Professor of Operations Management at Singapore Management University

    4:05 – 4:20 PM

    4:20 – 5:00 PM
    Introduction to Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition

    This session will provide you with an overview of the executive compensation guidebook linking climate priorities, which include business, investor and regulatory context, best practices, market, and industry highlights. This guidebook was developed by WTW in collaboration with Climate Governance Initiative (CGI).

    Mr Shai Ganu, WTW Managing Director and Global Head of Executive Compensation and Board Advisory

    5:00 – 6:00 PM    
    Experience Sharing from Industry Players

    This session will include discussions with industry players/non-executive directors on content relevant to boards of directors grappling with aligning climate priorities with executive compensation plans; and meaningfully embedding climate transition priorities within their businesses.


    Ms Jessica Cheam, Independent Non-Executive Director of ComfortDelGro
    Ms Audra Low, CEO & Executive Director of Clifford Capital
    Mr Till Vestring, Lead Independent Director of Keppel Corporation
    Moderated by Mr Shai Ganu, WTW Managing Director and Global Head of Executive Compensation and Board Advisory

    6:00 PM

    We look forward to your participation!