Module 2: Sustainable Supply Chain Management

January 26, 2022 (WED). 9:00am - 5:00pm (GMT+8)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of sustainable supply chain management
  • Achieve a holistic understanding of environmental, economic, and social impacts across the supply chain
  • Understand business drivers for sustainable value chain management
    • Familiarise with recent market shifts and changing expectations Understand how these market shifts and higher expectations lead to business risks & opportunities across environmental, economic, social, and governance aspects
  • Familiarise with best practices in sustainable supply chain management
    • Creating a sustainable procurement strategy, using 15020400
    • Fundamental principles in sustainable procurement practices
    • Gain an appreciation for the most widely used supply chain standards, guides, and tools
  • Effectively communicate sustainable supply chain strategy, practices and performance



Welcome & Introductions
Agenda & expectations for the day

0900– 0930
30 minutes

The fundamentals of sustainable supply chain management
  • Defining corporate sustainability
  • Defining sustainable supply chains

0930– 1030
60 minutes

Environmental, economic and social impacts across the supply chain
  • Environmental: Climate action & biodiversity
  • Economic: Sustainable & equitable development of local communities
  • Social: Labour risks. human rights. and public health

1030 - 1045


1045 – 1200
1 hour 15 minutes

Understand business drivers for sustainable supply chain management
  • Market shifts, e.g. investor, regulatory, and customer / consumer demand
  • Changing expectations for value chain management across the environmental, social, economic, and governance domains, leading to business risks and opportunities

1200 - 1300


1330 – 1345
15 minutes

Sustainable supply chain guidance and tools
  • Standards and international codes or guides
  • Supplier surveys and questionnaires

1345 - 1445
60 minutes

Best practices in sustainable supply chain management
  • Creating a sustainable procurement strategy
  • Integrating sustainability into procurement practices, from policy, to organisational practices, to procurement processes
  • Recent innovations in supply chain management

1445- 1500
15 minutes


1500 – 1600
60 minutes

Communicating your sustainable supply chain strategy, practices, and performance
  • Aligning your external communications to reporting frameworks: GRI & TCFD



Corrado has extensive international wholesale banking- and advisory experiences, with focus on sustainable finance and strategy work in particular pertaining to Forestry- and Maritime sectors. He brings several years of cross-border strategy work, credit- and regulatory risk management including ESG implementation.

His advisory experience includes circular economy position papers, green labels and packaging waste studies and forest commodity finance policy brief.

Corrado has been driving innovation on sustainable finance through data, digital and analytics, latest with the development of a tool to automate the data collection for sustainability reporting purposes. He was appointed as an industry expert for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as part of the judging panel for green finance start-ups in connection with the Hackcelerator 2020.

Prior to joining Paia, Corrado was a Director at KPMG Sustainability Services providing advisory services to corporates, financial institutions and NGO in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Prior to that, Corrado was the CEO and country coordinator for Nordea Bank’s wholesale banking activities in China and Singapore. Corrado is presently the Chair of the Sustainability Committee at European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, an advisor to the board of the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and a member of the Finance working Group for the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).

Valerie is passionate about the “S” in ESG, and has acquired a range of experiences around community engagement, social policy, and change management since 2015.
Through her undergraduate studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Valerie studied social protection measures for disadvantaged groups, community development theory, and the drivers of systemic poverty.

She has an in-depth understanding of the strengths and needs of marginalized groups, such as persons with disabilities and migrant workers. Through on-the-ground engagement and academic research, she identified policy barriers that hinder low-income families from attaining home ownership.

She also supported the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in the launch of the Community Link (ComLink) pilot launch, closely engaging with and consolidating feedback from low-income households.

Valerie has also spearheaded social impact consulting projects, applying her social sector expertise to tackle challenges in the non-profit sector. Her work has impacted over 250 non-profit staff, and over 400 beneficiaries, while deepening her community engagement and change management expertise through working closely with organizational leadership and beneficiaries.

Valerie’s experiences in Human Capital Consulting sharpened her understanding of behavioural change and organizational design in change management. Through working with multinational corporations on their people change strategies, she has honed her understanding of the impact of corporate governance on employee motivation.