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Leadership in ESG masterclass series

23 August & 12 September 2024: Carbon accounting, reporting and measurement
Date TBC Scope three carbon emissions
Date TBC: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) & sustainability
Date TBC: ESG during the energy transition

Executive Education

9.00am – 4.30pm

137 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Expressions of interest


One day program $850 and $750 for Curtin alumni, students and staff. 
Two-day program $1690 or $1590 for Curtin alumni, students and staff
Full 6 day series $5540 or $5440 Curtin alumni, students and staff

Please Note: If this program is rescheduled or cancelled, a full refund or credit note to use at another Executive Education program valued at the same price will be provided

Expressions of interest

The growing relevance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) globally is real and long-term. Over the last 15 years, ESG strategies and practices has been recognised as an essential tool of evaluating businesses across all sectors including corporations, private practice, NFPs and government sectors. Essential to a robust ESG strategy is the identification significant ESG issues important to stakeholders, the subsequent formulation of targets and outcomes to positively address these issues and finally, the reporting and disclosures on businesses advancement in meeting such targets and metrics.

This masterclass series provides participants not only with the background to ESG and the regulatory frameworks which underpin it, but also strategies for ESG material risk identification, mitigation, measurement, and the reporting their ESG performance and outcomes in a meaningful way to stakeholders.

Given ESG’s pivotal role in sustainable operations, this masterclass series is focused on outlining the ESG risks and reward considerations during the energy transition to renewable technologies and decarbonisation operations with particular focus on the role of the circular economy in the successful energy transition to renewables.

The series provides practical step by step guidance to help participants develop their own decarbonisation strategies, specifically focusing on both the 1) technical knowledge and 2) critical skills around carbon emissions accounting, measurement and reporting (including Scope 1, 2 and most importantly, Scope 3 emissions).

About the facilitators

Professor Nigar Sultana

Professor Nigar Sultana is a multi-award winning internationally recognised environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability scholar and educator. Over the last 15 years, Nigar has been teaching executive education programs, undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainability, ESG regulations, reporting and assurance and carbon accounting both nationally and internationally. Nigar has a strong track-record of grant income and research outcomes in the top 10 A and A* accounting journals in areas such as corporate governance, gender diversity, environmental, ESG sustainability, natural capital accounting, climate and carbon accounting. Nigar’s research work has also been showcased on multiple media platforms including 7News Australia, ABC News, MSN News and other news outlets. Nigar has a very strong research engagement profile with industry including government departments, corporations and the not-for profit sector providing operational and workable solutions in areas such as financial literacy and empowerment for vulnerable communities, gender equity on corporate boards, natural capital accounting, climate and carbon accounting and reporting.

Dr Harjinder Singh

Harjinder Singh is an industry-relevant and industry facing academic having an educational strategy formed by 10 years in private practice both in Australia and overseas as an assurance provider and practicing auditor. As a Chartered Accountant, Harjinder is well versed with auditing and governance best practices and uses these capabilities heavily in this teaching and engagement activities such as climate risk and carbon accounting (measurement, recording, verification and reporting), ESG assurance, financial accountability and operationalising sustainable operations in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.