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Sustainability Risk Manager (SRM™)

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Sustainability Risk Manager (SRM™)

We are in the midst of the most severe series of challenges the world has experienced since World War Two. Leaders in every sector – government, business, civil society – are at a defining crossroads. We must mobilize all constituencies of society to work together and seize this historic opportunity to rebalance our world for the benefit of all.

The emerging consensus among companies that long-term value is most effectively created by serving the interests of all stakeholders as the interrelation of economic, environmental and social factors is increasingly material to long‑term enterprise value creation. Investors and stakeholders now expect companies to manage and report on non‑financial issues, risks and opportunities – with the same discipline and rigour as financial information – including relevant ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) metrics.

Via these sustainability frameworks and reporting – and integrating them into governance, business strategy and performance management – a company demonstrates to its shareholders and stakeholders that it diligently weighs all pertinent risks and opportunities in running its business. Additionally, those corporations that align their goals to the long‑term goals of society, as articulated in the SDGs, are the most likely to create long‑term sustainable value, while driving positive outcomes for business, the economy, society and the planet. This is the true definition and intent of stakeholder capitalism and ESG and is encapsulated in the scope of our Sustainability Risk Manager (SRM™) certification program.

Summary Info

  • Delivery method : In-person, virtual training
  • Duration : 3 modules over 4 Days
  • CPE hours : 18 hours

Certification Modules

To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.

Managing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Risks (15 May & 19 October 2023)

  • This module has been designed to provide practitioners with a proper practical overview of ESG and the SDGs. Many still view ESG, as a narrow, noncore activity that primarily focuses on philanthropy through corporate giving and volunteering. However, ESG encompasses business practices far beyond the concept of corporate social responsibility, under whose umbrella those charitable activities traditionally fall.
  • Participants will be grounded with a practical understanding that whether companies are subject to ESG related regulations or otherwise, there is an expectation on the part of investors and regulators for Corporations to address ESG impacts and to incorporate this broader perspective into their strategy and decisions. In practice, therefore, Corporations should expand their remit and start to delve into the various ESG aspects relevant to their entities. Core to all of this is an understanding of the Risk Management implications and its relationship relative to ERM.

Mechanics of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) (16-17 May & 2-3 November 2023)

  • The context in which businesses now operate has been transformed by climate change, nature loss, social unrest around inclusion and working conditions, Covid-19 and changing expectations of the role of corporations. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our global systems. It has exacerbated underlying and longstanding failures regarding equality access to economic opportunities and is unfolding at the same time as a mounting climate crisis.
  • To continue to thrive, companies need to build their resilience and enhance their licence to operate, through greater commitment to long‑term, sustainable value creation that embraces the wider demands of people and planet.

Enterprise Risk Management (18 May & 23 November 2023)

  • Anyone involved in ESG must have a sound practical grounding in the theories and practices of ERM – and its linkages to other relevant and associated disciplines and standards linked to ESG. When implemented and utilised properly, ERM and ESG can become a driver for Commercial Sustainability as well as Organisational Agility and Resilience. This program coaches participants in how to achieve all of this. The module explains and re-emphasises the fundamentals of ERM, how an ESG frameworks sits with an ERM framework, and shows how it can be utilised to drive strategy, performance, and the linkages to corporate governance, internal controls and drive long term value creation. Participants will also be taught how to apply strategic risk management concepts to enhance decision making processes and to add value to the business.

Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules.

A degree holder (or its equivalent, and above) with a minimum of 2 years working experience OR a non-degree holder with a minimum of 5 years working experience

  • Board Directors
  • Business leaders
  • Business professionals
  • Risk managers

To become fully certified, participants will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Multiple choice examination

The SRM Certificate will be awarded to participants after the announcement of the assessment result.


Who are the instructors?

All our faculty are practitioners with relevant risk management and SRM experience, averaging over 30 years of working experience each and with most of their last positions being C-Level executives in large national and multi-national corporations. Some hold Board Directorships and chair Board Committees such as Board Risk, Board Audit, and Board Investment Committees.

How many modules are there in this programme?

3 modules in 4 days

What is the time limit for me to finish this programme if I can’t attend all the modules within one year?

Maximum 3 years

Can I attend the certification program in other country?

Yes, however, you will need to pay whatever fee applicable in that country. You also need to pay the travel, accommodation and subsistence yourself.

What will I get after taking this certification course?
  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Gives you confidence that you have “passed through the chairs” and proof of ability
  • Extends your knowledge and skills, preparing you for more job responsibilities
  • Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
  • Improves career opportunities – promotion, pay increases, job portability
  • Establishes you as a continuous learner who believes in continuous professional development
  • Gives you an edge over your competition in the eye of your potential employers
  • Plugs you into a new network of like-minded risk professionals “club”

In addition, you will receive instant recognition that you have achieved the minimum standard of competency as a certified and qualified sustainability risk manager. Organization have also started approaching the Institute to source for certified sustainability managers – which is one of the services that the Institute offers to corporate members of the Institute.

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