Green energy is often considered a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional energy sources like fossil fuels. In the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, the significance of green energy is becoming increasingly important.

While green energy has many advantages, it also has drawbacks, such as high upfront costs, intermittent power, and land use issues. Nevertheless, overcoming these challenges is crucial for a shift towards green energy, ensuring a sustainable future.

This programme covers the pivotal role of green energy in fostering sustainability and addressing environmental concerns. Participants will gain insights into its positive environmental impact and examine potential challenges associated with its adoption.

Date | Time

Day 1: 9am - 5pm l Day 2: 9am - 6pm

Starts on

22 & 23 August 2024


2 days


In-person session at SMU Academy campus

Funding available

SkillsFuture funded: Subsidised up to 90%


Singapore Management University Certificate of Completion

Last day to enrol

17 August 2024

Partnering organisation(s)

SMU Academy

Key takeaways

Understand the concept of renewable energy and its significance in climate change mitigation and sustainability

Comprehend each renewable energy source’s potential and limitations, including costs, intermittency, and land use requirements

Recognise the role of policy and governance in green energy promotion, including subsidies, regulations, and incentives

Develop critical thinking skills to assess the environmental and sustainability impacts of renewable energy technologies and their deployment at various scales

Know the potential challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to a future powered by renewable energy, including technological, social, and economic barriers

Who should attend?

Individuals who are keen on deepening their skills and knowledge in corporate sustainability.

Programme modules

Day 1

  • Renewable energy sources and their role in combating climate change
  • Importance of renewable energy for sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Case studies of successful integration of renewable energy into operations
  • Discussion on global trends and initiatives promoting renewable energy adoption

  • Examination of various renewable energy sources, e.g. solar energy, wind energy
  • Analysis of the potential and limitations of each renewable energy source
  • Innovative approaches to address limitations and enhance renewable energy efficiency

  • Policies and regulations influencing renewable energy development at national and international level
  • Government subsidies, tax incentives and funding supporting renewable energy projects
  • Case studies on policy implementations and their impact on renewable energy adoption

Day 2

  • Critical thinking skills and methodologies to assess environmental and social impacts
  • Examination of life cycle assessment, carbon footprint
  • Materiality and impact of environmental and social factors on financial risk
  • Potential trade-offs and synergies between environmental, social, and economic factors in projects

  • Technological, social, and economic barriers to adoption of renewable energy
  • Potential challenges and opportunities in renewable energy transition (e.g. technological advancements, economic implications, equity considerations)
  • Case studies on innovative solutions and strategies that overcome barriers and maximise social benefits of renewable energy transition

Programme fee

Participant profileSelf-sponsoredSMENon-SME
Singapore citizen < 40 years old

Permanent Resident


(After SSG Funding 70%)
(After SSG funding 70%
+ ETSS funding 20%)
(After SSG funding 70%)
Singapore citizen ≥ 40 years old$254
(After SSG funding 70% + MCES funding 20%)
(After SSG funding 70%
+ ETSS funding 20%)
(After SSG funding 70%
+ MCES funding 20%)
International participant$2,180
(No funding)
(No funding)
(No funding)

All prices include 9% GST

Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
PSEA can be utilised for subsidised programmes eligible for SkillsFuture Credit support.
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Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Application to utilise SkillsFuture Credits can be submitted when making payment for the course via the SMU Academy TMS Portal, and can only be made within 60 days of course start date.

Please click here for more information on the SkillsFuture Credit. For help in submitting an SFC claim, you may wish to refer to our step-by-step guide on claiming SkillsFuture Credits (Individual).

From 1 July 2023, the Workfare Skills Support (WSS) scheme has been enhanced. Please click here for more details.

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Trainees must not be a full-time national serviceman
  • Trainees will be able to enjoy ETSS funding only if the company’s SME’s status has been approved. To verify your SME’s status, please click here.

Please click here for more information on ETSS.

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll here. For more information, please refer to:

Programme built by practitioners for practitioners

This course is designed and created jointly by industry experts and experienced practitioners.

It is industry-approved by thought leaders in ESG and corporate governance to equip professionals with the right skills to take advantage of career opportunities in the green sector, particularly related to real estate businesses.

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