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Singapore students rally against fossil fuel firms’ interference in universities

A group of students in Singapore has launched a campaign against the involvement of fossil fuel companies in tertiary education, which they say is “not acceptable in today’s environmental and social context”. The coalition, named Students for a…

How data can fuel Singapore’s net-zero building ambitions

The built environment contributes to 39 per cent of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions worldwide and the sector is coming under increasing pressure to advance its sustainability agenda. But do building managers have the right resources to lower…

Singapore MPs push for wider carbon tax coverage ahead of expected levy hike

Singapore’s parliamentarians are calling for more firms in the country to be covered under its carbon tax, ahead of an expected announcement by the government on price hikes for future emissions in Feb. The MPs, who spoke during…

The golden thread running through sustainability

ESG issues have become mainstream for businesses today. To the casual observer, however, it may appear that much of the attention is paid to the ‘E’ aspect, where climate change and environmental pollution are concerned, and the ‘S’…

Singapore youth groups call on government for bolder climate action

A group of young Singaporeans is petitioning their government to reduce the city-state’s GHG in line with global climate targets and take bolder measures to stem biodiversity loss at home and in the countries where Singapore has geopolitical…

Exxon wants to build an ASEAN carbon capture network — so the region can keep using fossil fuels while fighting climate change

ExxonMobil wants to build a network of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) facilities around SEA, so that the regional bloc can continue to grow its economies while addressing climate change, a senior executive at the energy major…

Youth are the agents for change in the search for climate solutions

EB Impact, the non-profit sister organisation of Eco-Business, launched the second edition of the Sustainability Exchange on Tues to challenge youths to work with experts in the field to fight climate change. “We need to empower the youth…

Companies, investors should brace for mandatory climate-risk disclosure

Organisations that are resisting disclosing how climate change may affect their business, and what they are doing to fight it, should anticipate mandatory measures to do so. A growing number of countries are pushing companies and FIs to…

Singapore’s carbon emissions targets hinge on reducing gas dependency

Singapore made a new pledge last year to reach peak greenhouse gas emissions of 65 million tonnes by 2030, halving that amount by 2050 and achieving net-zero emissions “as soon as viable in the second half of the…

PropertyGuru co-founder Steve Melhuish joins Eco-Business as strategic investor

Eco-Business has welcomed a new strategic investor — Steve Melhuish, co-founder of PG — who has taken an equity stake in Eco-Business. The award-winning entrepreneur is an active angel investor and mentor who in 2019 founded investment firm…

Zero Waste SG exec director Pek Hai Lin moves on to sustainability role at Grab

Pek Hai Lin, the executive director of Zero Waste SG, is moving on from the waste reduction NGO after more than four years at the helm. Pek took over the leadership of Zero Waste SG from founder Eugene…

Equilibrium Capital hires greenhouse expert Godfrey Dol for new Singapore office

Portland-headquartered investment firm Equilibrium Capital has appointed Godfrey Dol to join its new Singapore office as principal for the company’s controlled environment foods team. Equilibrium Capital is an investment firm that focuses solely on sustainable investments, with projects…

Solar Impulse Foundation expands to Asia with Jeremy Lovey’s move to Singapore

Jeremy Lovey will move to Singapore to set up a new office in Asia for environmental non-profit Solar Impulse Foundation. With the new appointment, his role will change from head of digital to VP, development and partnerships in…

The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

As calls for urgent climate action grow louder in the run-up to the COP26 climate change negotiations in Nov, experts are proposing more extreme measures to accelerate the shift away from a fossil fuels-based economy. Speaking at the…

Resorts World Sentosa’s new sustainability chief prepares for the return of eco-conscious visitors

RWS is one of Singapore’s top tourist destinations, but the casino-cum-theme park has not been spared the unlucky streak of shut-downs brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, however, the Genting-owned firm has enjoyed better fortune, with…

Guide for rating eco credentials of property launches in Singapore

A website for home-buyers has launched a service in Singapore that identifies properties with small environmental footprints. The ‘Green Score‘ from PG rates condominiums and public housing flats on their relative green merits, weighing up factors such as…

Singapore exchange proposes mandatory climate-related disclosures

SGX RegCo will require mandatory climate-related disclosures for listed companies as part of a roadmap to meet investor demand for greater commitments to tackle climate change. From 2022, all companies will need to disclose information in-line with recommendations…

Is Singapore poised to become Asia’s hub for alternative protein?

Covid-19 and African swine fever, which wiped out millions of pigs and created a shortage of meat protein in Asia in 2018, have exposed the vulnerability of the food system in the region which is responsible for the…

OCBC Climate Index finds large gap between sustainability awareness and adoption

Singapore residents may have a good understanding of sustainability and climate issues, but this knowledge does not necessarily equate to action, the new OCBC Climate Index has found. The inaugural Climate Index by OCBC Bank in partnership with…

Singapore environment ministry appoints Sarah Cheong as assistant director, outreach and engagement

Sarah Cheong has moved on from Zuellig Pharma after almost three years to join MSE as assistant director, outreach and engagement. Cheong joins a ministry with a mission to “provide a clean and sustainable environment, with resilient supplies…

How will Frasers Property reach net-zero?

Frasers Property, the Singapore-headquartered multinational real estate company, is something of a trailblazer in its sector. In Jan the firm unveiled its ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, making it the first Singapore-listed real estate company to…

A city in nature — or a city without nature? The uncertain fate of Singapore’s last forests

When a developer flattened a piece of woodland earlier this year that it wasn’t meant to, aerial photos of the stripped parcel of land went viral and lit up social media in the city-state. Photographs from 2019 —…

Climatech Corp and Inovues win the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

Climatech Corp and Inovues are the winners of the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC) 2021, a global hunt for sustainability innovations in the built environment. Both winners will receive S$50,000 (US$38,000) each to fund, test and implement…

Sustainability Exchange throws up fresh ideas for sustainability

EB Impact concluded its inaugural mentorship programme on 25 May with an event showcasing a selection of five ideas, with youths and mentors that took part in the initiative sharing their experiences. The programme — run in partnership…

Singapore launches global voluntary carbon exchange and marketplace

DBS, SGX, StanChart and Temasek Holdings said on Thurs that they are joining forces to develop a Singapore based global carbon exchange and marketplace for high-quality carbon credits. “There’s a degree of distrust in these markets as there’s…

Finalists for The Liveability Challenge 2021 revealed

Six groundbreaking solutions to help cities accelerate decarbonisation and address their resource challenges have been shortlisted for the grand finale of this year’s The Liveability Challenge—a global search for innovative solutions to urban challenges of cities in the…

Singapore’s food waste crisis: Are Singaporeans taking cheap food for granted?

As a nation of food lovers, Singapore is the only country in the world with a hawker culture that has been added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. However, food waste has increased by about 20…

In the race for planet-friendly milk, Singapore startup substitutes dairy with algae

In the scramble for a healthy alternative to cow’s milk that doesn’t cost the earth, a Singapore startup has developed a new type of dairy substitute made from microalgae. A claimed world-first, the algae-based milk is comparable in…

Sembcorp sustainability manager Martyn Harrison shifts to CBRE

Martyn Harrison, corporate sustainability manager at Sembcorp Industries, has left the company after almost three years to join CBRE. Harrison takes on the role of senior sustainability consultant at CBRE, which is the world’s largest manager of commercial…

Pandemic lifestyle shifts key to meeting net-zero targets: study

The legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic will mark a substantial shift in our daily habits, according to a study by GHD. The study surveyed more than 8,000 people in five wealthy countries to assess how changing attitudes and…

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