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International Sustainability Education Initiative in Singapore's Year of Climate Action

2018-01-26 16:58

SINGAPORE, Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Described as an international sustainability education initiative, a new Diploma of Sustainable Operations is being introduced this year appropriately timed to fit into Singapore's Year of Climate Action.

"This programme will fill a much-needed gap in what is currently available by way of education in the business and practice of sustainability in Singapore", said Ken Hickson, Chairman of Sustain Ability Showcase Asia.

This 10-day intensive Australian Government accredited qualification focused in equipping participants with a multitude of critical skills in the management of energy, carbon and sustainability issues.

This programme is developed by Australian Centre for Sustainability Studies and Training (ACSST) and will be delivered by industry experts and world-renowned researchers who have extensive experience in climate change policy, carbon and energy markets, business management, energy efficiency, forestry and business sustainability. The programme is offered by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in Singapore.

"It's entirely appropriate that in Singapore's Year of Climate Action, we're helping to equip industry professionals and managers with the knowledge and the skills they will need to understand and comply with Government policy on climate change mitigation and adaptation, including the introduction of a Carbon Tax and company sustainability reporting," added Ken.

The programme will help participants to undertake energy audits, sustainability reporting using the Global Reporting Initiative, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, the appraisal of various energy generation technologies, and finally, participation in an emissions trading scheme simulation.

The programme will commence from 16 April to 27 April 2018. In addition to the intensive period of hands-on classroom study, there will be workshops and site visits. Participants are also required to complete practical exercises, an online examination and produce a post course report. This is all expected to be carried over a six-month period.

Further information on the programme, visit lsbf.edu.sg/sustainability  

About LSBF in Singapore
Since its inception in 2011, LSBF in Singapore has provided education to more than 10,000 students from over 20 countries, equipping them with the skills they need for a successful career.

With the support of LSBF in the UK and its royal patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, the School has partnered with several globally ranked universities and colleges across Asia. It has two campuses in the heart of Singapore's business district, ensuring that students can benefit from the city's dynamic environment. The school has won several awards, including:

  • Best Private School in Accountancy 2016
  • Best Private School in Hospitality & Tourism 2016
  • Asia Enterprise Brand Award 2016

LSBF in Singapore is committed to delivering the best educational experience possible for students.

www.lsbf.edu.sg

About ACSST
The ACSST is a capacity development and training organisation based in Australia. Through our partner, Aegis Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO #30873), ACSST offers world-class Australian Government certified sustainability-focused courses. Our management and training team has over 30 years combined training and consultancy experience in the fields of corporate social responsibility, energy, climate policy, carbon management and sustainable forestry and agriculture.

About Sustain Ability Showcase Asia
A Singapore sustainability consultancy business, promotes sustainability in business, through events and in the community, through the application of products, services, processes and people.

Source: London School of Business & Finance
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