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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…

Singapore swings for world’s first carbon neutral golf club

Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore’s most highly-rated golf course located on the resort island of Sentosa, will be carbon neutral by 2022, according to an announcement from the club on Thurs. To achieve this ambition, the club plans to…

Singapore’s recycling rate falls to 10-year low

Singapore’s recycling rate has fallen to a 10-year low, with the country’s environment agency blaming the Covid-19 pandemic for low waste collection, processing and recycling. The city-state’s overall recycling rate in 2020 was 52 per cent, down from…

Will Singaporeans change their lifestyles to fight climate change? An app can help

The fight against climate change is a race against time. Countries and businesses aim to transform their economies to meet carbon reduction goals, but what if the world cannot innovate its way out of the climate crisis? Will…

Singapore’s green taxonomy should lead, not lag

The Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT) is an industry-led initiative brought together by MAS. Aiming to accelerate the development of green finance, its current task is to develop a taxonomy defining what projects and companies should qualify for…

Singapore Green Building Council names architect Tang Kok Thye as president

SGBC, a non-profit that works to advance the sustainability of the built environment in Singapore, has appointed a new president and executive board. Tang Kok Thye, senior principal at architecture firm ADDP Architects, has been appointed president for…

Southeast Asia’s first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

A facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries has opened in SEA, the world’s dumping ground for discarded consumer electronics. Located in the industrial district of Jurong in Singapore, the S$30 million plant aims to recycle 14 tonnes, or the…

Transport giant ComfortDelGro to set science-based targets

ComfortDelGro, one of the world’s largest transport companies, has committed to reduce its carbon footprint by signing up to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SGTi). The Singapore-headquartered firm, which runs taxis, buses and trains in seven countries, announced on…

Entrée for lab-grown meat

Lost in the unending stream of news about the COVID-19 pandemic is the recent report that Singapore has just approved lab-grown meat for human consumption. The approval was granted to food company Eat Just for their cultured ‘chicken…

Grab is hatching a carbon-cutting plan

Grab, the Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing and delivery app, is working on a plan to decarbonise its operations. The eight-year-old company has been seeking advice from experts to set science-based targets to reduce its carbon footprint, according to sources familiar…

Singapore government unveils 2021 budget with sustainability focus

After a year that saw the nation’s pandemic-hit economy suffer its worst recession since independence, Singapore’s public spending will focus on its recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, but measures to tackle the climate emergency, too, will be front…

Singapore renewable energy finance firm Positive Energy scales back as Covid stymies investment

Singapore-based renewable energy financing company Positive Energy has scaled back operations after enduring a difficult year impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Positive Energy is a digital platform that connects renewable energy projects to investors and aims to simplify…

CDL declares 2030 net zero target

CDL has made a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. The multinational, which owns more than 24 million sqft of floor area in residential, commercial and hospitality assets in 29 countries, declared on Wed that it aims…

Is Green Mark the answer to greener buildings?

Today, buildings are reasonable for nearly 40 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately two-thirds of the built environment that exists today will still be in use in 2050. In Singapore, the built environment’s contribution is estimated…

Singapore retailers that charged for plastic bags saw 60% reduction in use

Retailers in Singapore that make customers pay for plastic bags have seen a 60 per cent reduction in their use, according to a study by WWF. Eight retailers in the study, including pharmacy chain Watsons, cosmetics chain The…

Singapore real estate firm Frasers Property commits to net zero emissions by 2050

Frasers Property has committed to be carbon neutral by 2050. The company, which made the announcement on Thurs in its sustainability report, is the first publicly listed Singaporean company to set a net-zero carbon emissions target for the…

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

With Singapore’s EV charging scene getting more crowded, the newest entrant to the market has come up with an offer to entice private condominium and commercial and industrial building owners. Clean energy developer Urban Renewables will install EV…

Singapore Exchange names ING’s Herry Cho as first sustainability chief

SGX has appointed its first head of sustainability. Taking on the role of MD, head of sustainability and sustainable finance is Herry Cho, the long-time head of green finance at Dutch MNC bank ING. She will report to…

In the Covid era, circularity can be a new frontier as well as a desert: TRIA chief Ng Pei Kang

Sustainability is in a difficult space where you have to make sure (your product or service) is scalable. Sustainability and scalability have an inverse relationship. There has been a lot of sustainability, corporate social responsibility movements, but they…

Five facts about unsustainable waste management in Singapore

1) Most of Singapore’s trash is incinerated – It provide no incentives to reduce waste volumes or encourage responsible recycling. Singapore has extremely low recycling rates, and creates massive waste volumes for such a small city-state; 2) Recycling…

How has container reuse scheme Muuse survived Covid?

It certainly wasn’t ideal! We launched in Singapore in Jan 2020, and the first Covid-19 infections in Singapore were recorded at the end of Jan. Restrictions came in Mar. We had just started to gain momentum, but that…

Louis Ng steps down as CEO of ACRES

Louis Ng, the founder of ACRES, has stepped down as CEO. He will now focus on his duties as MP. Mr Ng is Singapore’s most prominent politician focused on sustainability issues. He has pushed for a reduction in…

Engie kicks off new Singapore research project to make net zero carbon happen

On a small island south of Singapore, a green hydrogen-powered electric vehicle rolls past a solar farm leisurely soaking up the sun’s energy. Towering over the scene is Singapore’s tallest wind turbine, humming quietly as its blades rotate…

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