Why Effective ESG Needs an Integrated Approach to Risk

24th August 2022, Singapore

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm (SGT)


Artemis Grill, Singapore

138 Market St, #40-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946

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Synopsis and overview of the session

Whether motivated by investor pressure or competitive market advantages, organisations are incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives into their corporate strategies. As companies move from ESG vision to action, they need a clear way to monitor the status of all of their ESG initiatives – especially for organisations that operate across global jurisdictions.  Using an integrated risk management (IRM) solution enables organisations to track and monitor ESG risks across the enterprise, helping to identify key trends and undiscovered risks.

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

  • Why and how companies should approach ESG
  • The shifting goal posts and tradeoffs that are now apparent for organisations when it come to an effective ESG model
  • Acknowledging that ESG isn’t a blackbox with magic inputs, rather it’s about putting ESG into a more quantifiable framework that better sits with existing reporting/risk management requirements.


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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