Delving into ESG Dilemma’s and Trade-offs

24th August 2022, Singapore

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Time: 8:00am – 10:30am (SGT)


Mandarin Oriental – Garden Suite

5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square,
Singapore 039797
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Synopsis and overview of the session

Organisations across all sectors are keen to reduce their corporate footprint on greenhouse gas emissions and lesser-publicised issues. They are also keen to outline the action they’re taking and the results they achieve. As businesses advance their environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach from compliance-led reporting to strategic integration, reporting on the impact of your ESG strategy becomes essential.

The breadth of issues under the ESG umbrella can make it challenging to decide what to prioritise; and that is where an ESG materiality assessment can be invaluable in refining your strategy to give it the laser focus it needs. Equally, ESG due diligence is a term we increasingly hear when companies make investment and strategic decisions.

Focus Network in partnership with Diligent invite you to join this upcoming private dinner where we will delve deeper into:

  • The dilemma’s and trade-offs involved in better understanding the E,S and G components
  • How companies can think about and integrate them into their planning processes.
  • How North America and Europe are handling ESG, we will look closer to home on where Singapore is heavily focused, including on the national security implications of energy supply chains, which is another aspect of the trade-offs ESG will have to address.
  • What does ESG due diligence really mean — and what should organisations be doing to ensure their due diligence is on point when it comes to ESG?


Colin Low, Diligent Institute Advisory Board Member and Global Independent Board Director & Former Chairman of the Board

Colin Low

Colin is a dedicated Independent Board Director and Senior Advisor with boards and executive management experiences across US, Europe and Asia. He has worked in private equity, M&A, and managed investment companies and portfolios with MNCs and government sovereigns across multiple sectors including capital and finance, renewables, infrastructure, technology, oil & gas, marine and industrials, and healthcare.

Leveraging on the board and management experiences at General Electric (GE) as the group President & Region Growth Executive (South East Asia) and investment Board Director of GE Pacific Pte Ltd for the Asia Pacific region, Colin joined board training at Insead University in Fontainbleau France in 2012. He attained certification as an International Board Director in 2013 and Leading from the Chair in Feb 2014.

Colin currently sits on various public and private companies as an independent Board Director including Kacific Broadband Satellites Group, AET Tankers Limited, Jason Marine Group and BLG Asia.  He also mentors and coaches public and private companies C Suite executives on an individual basis. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Lifetime Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.


Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network


About Diligent

Diligent created the modern governance movement. As the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, we serve 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the globe. Our innovative platform gives leaders a connected view of governance, risk, compliance and ESG across their organization. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place.

Headquartered in New York, Diligent also has offices in Washington D.C., London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney.


Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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