April 25, 2019

Eco-Business 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Bridge+

2 Science Park Drive,

#01-03, Ascent,

Singapore 118222

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It's been 10 years since Eco-Business was established in Singapore, in the run up to the landmark COP15 climate change meeting in Copenhagen. We've come a long way since our cosy launch at the Asian Civilisations Museum in 2009 to become Asia Pacific's leading voice on all matters related to sustainable development today.

We would love to mark this milestone with you, old crew and new friends alike. We have some exciting announcements to share, including:

• A revamped website with content aligned with the 17 SDGs

• The launch of a new non-profit arm EB IMPACT

• A new editorial series on chief sustainability officers in the region, and

• The 2019 edition of our flagship climate initiative, Changing Course as we head to the Arctic

Come be the first to find out about what's happening in the region in sustainable development and engage in a fireside chat with our special guest, Bradley Busetto, Acting Director of the newly-launched new UNDP Global Centre on Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore.

Grab a drink, enjoy sumptuous bites, mingle with the community and have a night of great conversations and impactful connections - all on us!

Guest of Honour

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Judges and speakers

Bradley Busetto

Acting Director, UNDP Global Centre on Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Singapore

Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor, Eco-Business

Hosts and moderators

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Agenda

5:00 pm

Registration

Five groups discuss challenges, ideas and opportunities in Buildings, Energy, Water, Waste and Food. Five facilitators will then return to the final plenary to share and exchange ideas.​

RT1: Buildings  

More homes, commercial and industrial facilities need to be built amid resource constraints, rising temperatures and sea levels. Can Singapore do it without extracting more virgin resources? What are the most forward-thinking developers and building owners doing to implement circular economy principles in the building sector?

What role can policymakers and the finance industry play in circular infrastructure development?

RT 2: Energy 

What does circularity in the energy sector mean for Singapore, which relies on natural gas for 95 per cent of its electricity needs? How can industry become more energy efficient? To what extent can Singapore's energy be supplied by solar and other renewables? Where are the biggest business opportunities?

RT 3: Water 

Singapore prides itself on the ability to close its water loop, even as the world lurches towards a water crisis. What are the opportunities that companies here can exploit in the region?  How can industry become more water efficient? What are the technologies will drive greater efficiency in desalination?  What is the next frontier?

RT 4: Waste 

Waste represents a huge untapped resource inSingapore and in many Asian countries, which have started pushing back against being a dumping ground for developed nations’ trash. What is the economic potential of tapping into these waste streams? What can Singapore do about the fact that more than 80 per cent of its plastic, textile and e-waste end up in the incinerator and landfill? What are the policies required to enable circular resource management?

RT 5: Food 

Singapore wasted  763,100 tonnes of food in 2018, recycling only 17 per cent of it.  How can food waste be reduced at each step of the supply chain? Cities must shore up their food security amid  changing weather patterns and supply disruptions. What are the circular  opportunities that Singapore's fledgling high-tech farming sector can  exploit? 

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5:30 pm

10 years of sustainable development: What's next?

Five groups discuss challenges, ideas and opportunities in Buildings, Energy, Water, Waste and Food. Five facilitators will then return to the final plenary to share and exchange ideas.​

RT1: Buildings  

More homes, commercial and industrial facilities need to be built amid resource constraints, rising temperatures and sea levels. Can Singapore do it without extracting more virgin resources? What are the most forward-thinking developers and building owners doing to implement circular economy principles in the building sector?

What role can policymakers and the finance industry play in circular infrastructure development?

RT 2: Energy 

What does circularity in the energy sector mean for Singapore, which relies on natural gas for 95 per cent of its electricity needs? How can industry become more energy efficient? To what extent can Singapore's energy be supplied by solar and other renewables? Where are the biggest business opportunities?

RT 3: Water 

Singapore prides itself on the ability to close its water loop, even as the world lurches towards a water crisis. What are the opportunities that companies here can exploit in the region?  How can industry become more water efficient? What are the technologies will drive greater efficiency in desalination?  What is the next frontier?

RT 4: Waste 

Waste represents a huge untapped resource inSingapore and in many Asian countries, which have started pushing back against being a dumping ground for developed nations’ trash. What is the economic potential of tapping into these waste streams? What can Singapore do about the fact that more than 80 per cent of its plastic, textile and e-waste end up in the incinerator and landfill? What are the policies required to enable circular resource management?

RT 5: Food 

Singapore wasted  763,100 tonnes of food in 2018, recycling only 17 per cent of it.  How can food waste be reduced at each step of the supply chain? Cities must shore up their food security amid  changing weather patterns and supply disruptions. What are the circular  opportunities that Singapore's fledgling high-tech farming sector can  exploit? 

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Managing Editor, Eco-Business

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6:00 pm

Roadmap for the SDGs in Asia Pacific: Fireside chat

Five groups discuss challenges, ideas and opportunities in Buildings, Energy, Water, Waste and Food. Five facilitators will then return to the final plenary to share and exchange ideas.​

RT1: Buildings  

More homes, commercial and industrial facilities need to be built amid resource constraints, rising temperatures and sea levels. Can Singapore do it without extracting more virgin resources? What are the most forward-thinking developers and building owners doing to implement circular economy principles in the building sector?

What role can policymakers and the finance industry play in circular infrastructure development?

RT 2: Energy 

What does circularity in the energy sector mean for Singapore, which relies on natural gas for 95 per cent of its electricity needs? How can industry become more energy efficient? To what extent can Singapore's energy be supplied by solar and other renewables? Where are the biggest business opportunities?

RT 3: Water 

Singapore prides itself on the ability to close its water loop, even as the world lurches towards a water crisis. What are the opportunities that companies here can exploit in the region?  How can industry become more water efficient? What are the technologies will drive greater efficiency in desalination?  What is the next frontier?

RT 4: Waste 

Waste represents a huge untapped resource inSingapore and in many Asian countries, which have started pushing back against being a dumping ground for developed nations’ trash. What is the economic potential of tapping into these waste streams? What can Singapore do about the fact that more than 80 per cent of its plastic, textile and e-waste end up in the incinerator and landfill? What are the policies required to enable circular resource management?

RT 5: Food 

Singapore wasted  763,100 tonnes of food in 2018, recycling only 17 per cent of it.  How can food waste be reduced at each step of the supply chain? Cities must shore up their food security amid  changing weather patterns and supply disruptions. What are the circular  opportunities that Singapore's fledgling high-tech farming sector can  exploit? 

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Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor, Eco-Business

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Bradley Busetto

Acting Director, UNDP Global Centre on Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development, Singapore

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6:30 pm

Dialogue with guests

Five groups discuss challenges, ideas and opportunities in Buildings, Energy, Water, Waste and Food. Five facilitators will then return to the final plenary to share and exchange ideas.​

RT1: Buildings  

More homes, commercial and industrial facilities need to be built amid resource constraints, rising temperatures and sea levels. Can Singapore do it without extracting more virgin resources? What are the most forward-thinking developers and building owners doing to implement circular economy principles in the building sector?

What role can policymakers and the finance industry play in circular infrastructure development?

RT 2: Energy 

What does circularity in the energy sector mean for Singapore, which relies on natural gas for 95 per cent of its electricity needs? How can industry become more energy efficient? To what extent can Singapore's energy be supplied by solar and other renewables? Where are the biggest business opportunities?

RT 3: Water 

Singapore prides itself on the ability to close its water loop, even as the world lurches towards a water crisis. What are the opportunities that companies here can exploit in the region?  How can industry become more water efficient? What are the technologies will drive greater efficiency in desalination?  What is the next frontier?

RT 4: Waste 

Waste represents a huge untapped resource inSingapore and in many Asian countries, which have started pushing back against being a dumping ground for developed nations’ trash. What is the economic potential of tapping into these waste streams? What can Singapore do about the fact that more than 80 per cent of its plastic, textile and e-waste end up in the incinerator and landfill? What are the policies required to enable circular resource management?

RT 5: Food 

Singapore wasted  763,100 tonnes of food in 2018, recycling only 17 per cent of it.  How can food waste be reduced at each step of the supply chain? Cities must shore up their food security amid  changing weather patterns and supply disruptions. What are the circular  opportunities that Singapore's fledgling high-tech farming sector can  exploit? 

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7:00 pm

Dinner, drinks and networking

Five groups discuss challenges, ideas and opportunities in Buildings, Energy, Water, Waste and Food. Five facilitators will then return to the final plenary to share and exchange ideas.​

RT1: Buildings  

More homes, commercial and industrial facilities need to be built amid resource constraints, rising temperatures and sea levels. Can Singapore do it without extracting more virgin resources? What are the most forward-thinking developers and building owners doing to implement circular economy principles in the building sector?

What role can policymakers and the finance industry play in circular infrastructure development?

RT 2: Energy 

What does circularity in the energy sector mean for Singapore, which relies on natural gas for 95 per cent of its electricity needs? How can industry become more energy efficient? To what extent can Singapore's energy be supplied by solar and other renewables? Where are the biggest business opportunities?

RT 3: Water 

Singapore prides itself on the ability to close its water loop, even as the world lurches towards a water crisis. What are the opportunities that companies here can exploit in the region?  How can industry become more water efficient? What are the technologies will drive greater efficiency in desalination?  What is the next frontier?

RT 4: Waste 

Waste represents a huge untapped resource inSingapore and in many Asian countries, which have started pushing back against being a dumping ground for developed nations’ trash. What is the economic potential of tapping into these waste streams? What can Singapore do about the fact that more than 80 per cent of its plastic, textile and e-waste end up in the incinerator and landfill? What are the policies required to enable circular resource management?

RT 5: Food 

Singapore wasted  763,100 tonnes of food in 2018, recycling only 17 per cent of it.  How can food waste be reduced at each step of the supply chain? Cities must shore up their food security amid  changing weather patterns and supply disruptions. What are the circular  opportunities that Singapore's fledgling high-tech farming sector can  exploit? 

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