SDP5 - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) And Business Valuation

Course Description This module comprises two parts: strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business valuation.

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.
Strategic CSR can help companies gain the licence to operate, differentiate themselves in new or highly competitive markets, manage reputational risk, compete for talent and derive operational cost savings.

Paired with effective communication of its investment thesis and on-going performance, companies can achieve better valuations, and this applies to both listed and private companies.

This module covers corporate social responsibility from a strategic perspective, the Singapore CSR landscape and the requirements of CSR reporting as part of a firm’s core competencies to create business value and positive social/environmental impact, as well as the development of appropriate and effective investor relations.

Business Valuation.
With the constant need to improve corporate governance, business valuation has emerged as an important skillset that directors of companies need to possess in order to perform their role well and to discharge their duties effectively and responsibly.

In recent years, business valuation has emerged as a topic of interest in the corporate arena due to the enhanced investor activities in the capital markets as well as increased scrutiny by regulators across jurisdictions. In many instances, business valuation is carried out for purposes relating to matters such as capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, compliance with tax regulations and restructuring activities. Business valuation is also an important component of financial reporting as fair value measurement anchored in accounting practice globally.
Course Objectives
  1. Explain strategic CSR and its impact on business value.
  2. Describe the CSR landscape in Singapore.
  3. Outline the requirements of corporate social reporting.
  4. Provide an understanding on how to integrate CSR into a company’s core business objectives in order to create business value and achieve positive social and environmental impact on Investor Relations.
  5. Understand how business valuation is carried out through the application of the various valuation approaches/methods commonly used by business valuers.
  6. Understand business valuation for financial reporting in the context of fair value measurement, in particular, the purchase price allocation process, valuation of identifiable intangible assets and impairment testing.
  7. Learn about the structure and the essential components of the valuation report as prepared by the business valuers for communication to relevant stakeholders.
Course Outline Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.
1. Corporate perceptions and challenges of strategic CSR.
2. The contested nature of CSR.
3. Trends and challenges in CSR.

Business Valuation.
1. Role of business valuation in the corporate and financial markets.
2. The business valuation landscape and the International Valuation Standards.
3. Concept, context, principles and bases of business valuation.
4. Business valuation process and the structure/components of business valuation report.
5. Business valuation approaches (Market, Income, Asset based/Cost) and relevant methods.
6. Discounts and premiums.
7. Issues and challenges in business valuation.
8. Fair value measurement and relevant financial reporting standards.
9. Purchase price allocation process, valuation of identifiable intangible assets and impairment testing.
Level Advanced.
Target Audience
Aspiring, newly-appointed and current board members, senior management of corporations, government and nonprofit organisations and senior partners of professional firms who interact with the boards of corporations and would like to understand the intricacies of board roles and responsibilities.
Course Duration 2 days.
Delivery Classroom lectures, case studies, discussions, exchanges.
Cost SID Member : $2,000 (excl. GST); $2,140 (incl. GST).
Non-SID Member : $2,400 (excl. GST); $2,568 (incl. GST).
CPD Hours 16 hours.

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