Fundamentals of decarbonisation for business

ESP sustainability course

About the Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is a global climate consultancy driven by the mission to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future. We have been climate pioneers for over 20 years, partnering with businesses, governments and financial institutions to drive positive climate action. From strategic planning and target setting to activation and communication - we turn ambition into impact. To date, our 400 experts have helped set 200+ science-based targets and guided 3,000+ organisations and cities across five continents on their route to Net Zero. 

The Carbon Trust has unrivalled experience in Scope 3 footprinting, having co-authored Guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Corporate Value Chan (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. Similarly, we have been involved in the methodology setting of science-based targets through our place on the technical advisory group.

How this course will benefit you

  • Introduction to foundations of decarbonisation concepts, language and frameworks
  • Hands-on session on toolkits to help your business establish its baseline emission inventory and set science-based targets
  • Guidance on carbon reduction opportunities for your business on the route to Net Zero
  • Personal support with sustainability experts from the Carbon Trust, including  tailored advice on your business’ decarbonisation strategy
  • Access to the Carbon Trust’s events and knowledge base in Singapore
  • Networking with other businesses to exchange ideas and inspirations

Course curriculum

Course duration: 16.5 hours  

Day 1 - Net Zero and Greenhouse Gas Accounting (8 hours)

  • Understand what Net Zero is and why it matters to your business
  • Receive an introduction to greenhouse gas Scope 1, 2 and 3 footprint accounting
  • Learn how to calculate organisational and value chain footprints using publicly available tools

Day 2 – Science-based Target Setting and Decarbonisation Levers (8 hours)

  • Learn how to reduce and track organisational and value chain footprints
  • Understand the difference between Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality
  • Explore the role of offsets in your carbon reduction journey
  • Learn how to set near-term and long-term science-based targets towards Net Zero
  • Learn about the concept of marginal abatement cost curves

Day 3 - Personal Clinic and Q&A Session (optional – 30 mins)

  • 30 mins clinic session with 1-on-1 support on queries relating to your business’ baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • Identify potential reduction initiatives and near-term target to be set for your own business

Course dates

April 2023
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Date 25 April  26 April 8 May (PM)
Time 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM (SGT) 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM (SGT) 30 mins 1:1 clinic session
Format In-person In-person Virtual
Venue Singapore Management University Singapore Management University Microsoft Teams

Note: Applications close on 10 April 2023. 

June 2023
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Date 27 June 28 June 6 July (PM)
Time 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM (SGT) 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM (SGT) 30 mins 1:1 clinic session
Format In-person In-person Virtual

Note: Applications close on 5 June 2023. 


Full price – S$1,600*

Subsidised price – S$480*^

*Fees stated is per participant and excludes prevailing GST.
^Participants will be entitled to Enterprise Singapore subsidised price if they meet the eligibility conditions indicated below.

Eligibility for Enterprise Singapore subsidy

  • Subsidised course fee of S$480 (not inclusive of GST) per participant is only applicable to nominees from local companies1 and trade associations (TACs)2
  • Each eligible entity will be supported for up to a maximum of 3 participants for each type of ESP Sustainability Course3
  • Each individual will only be supported once for each type of ESP Sustainability Course3
  • The company or TAC is liable to make full payment for the course fees if it or its participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.

  1. Registered and operating in Singapore. 
  2. TACs will need to fulfil the following criteria: a) registered with Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); and b) defined as a non-profit organisation. 
  3. There are currently three types of ESP Sustainability Courses: Foundational, Decarbonisation, and Sustainable Financing. Please refer to the ESP website here for the list of courses under each course type.

Subsidy process

To receive this subsidy, please submit the following documents during registration using the link at the bottom of this page:

1. Completed Company Nomination Declaration Form (To be uploaded )

2. Verification documents:

  • Local Companies:
    • Company’s most recent ACRA Bizfile profile (Accessed from 2022 onwards)
  • Trade Associations:
    • Company’s most recent ACRA Bizfile profile (Accessed from 2022 onwards)
    • If ACRA Bizfile profile is not available, please provide a screenshot of the organisation’s registration with the Registry of Societies (ROS)


Register your interest for this course here

Further details and official course registration link will be sent to interested participants.

Trainer profiles


Prannoy Chowdbury


Jasmine Teo


Jiao Xin Ping


Information on ESP

The ESP supports Singapore businesses to build capabilities in sustainability and capture new opportunities in the green economy. As part of the initiatives under the ESP, Enterprise Singapore has partnered industry players to conduct a series of ESP Sustainability Courses to help businesses build awareness and knowledge in sustainability.

The ESP Decarbonisation Course aims to equip business leaders with key knowledge to embark on decarbonisation, including principles of carbon accounting and disclosures, setting of decarbonisation targets, and means of decarbonisation. Participants can access tools and frameworks to learn the basics of carbon accounting, and identify decarbonisation pathways for their businesses. 
Carbon Trust’s Fundamentals of Decarbonisation for Business is part of the ESP Decarbonisation Course series.