January 10, 2019

The Liveability Challenge 2019 Launch

Cool Cats, The NCO Club

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

32 Beach Road

Singapore, 189764

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12 years—That's all the time humanity has left to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, as the recent IPCC report makes clear.

But it’s not time to give up—we can still stop this. If we are going to avoid a global climate crisis and build a sustainable future, we’ll need to slash emissions by 45% before 2030. To do that, we need to speed up the shift to clean energy; we need to get smart with the way we produce and consume; we need a circular economy.

That’s why The Liveability Challenge is back to close the financing gap between the ideas that will make cities liveable places and the investments that will make these solutions a reality.

Join us on Thursday, 10 January 2019 to witness the launch of the second edition of The Liveability Challenge, a global call for the most innovative and impactful energy and circular economy solutions for cities in the tropics.

The brightest innovators and companies stand a chance to win up to S$1 million in grant funding, or the opportunity to run a prestigious crowdfunding campaign for up to S$500,000 on private investor crowdfunding platform, FundedHere.

Come for cocktails and canapes, and take part in an electrifying conversation with our speakers about driving innovation and funding for the sustainable solutions needed to halt climate change and create a liveable future for all.

See what happened at The Liveability Challenge 2018 here.

Guest of Honour

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Speakers

Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson and CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

Lim Hock Chuan

Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

Martin Lim

Chief Operations Officer, Electrify.Asia

Daniel Lin

Executive Director and Co-Founder, FundedHere

Pang Heng Soon

Head of Venture Building, SGInnovate

Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor, Eco-Business

Vinnie Lauria

Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Zhaotan Xiao

President (Asia Pacific), RWDC Industries

Michael Maniates

Professor of Social Science and Head of Studies of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS

Moderators

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Agenda

3:00 pm

Guest registration

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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3:30 pm

Opening remarks

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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Lim Hock Chuan

Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity

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3:35 pm

Keynote address: The 12-year countdown for humanity

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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Michael Maniates

Professor of Social Science and Head of Studies of Environmental Studies, Yale-NUS

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3:45 pm

Presentation: Financing the Future

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson and CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)

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3:55 pm

Introduction to The Liveability Challenge 2019

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor, Eco-Business

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4:10 pm

Panel discussion: Is it game over for the climate?

Humanity has 12 years left to turn the curve on carbon emissions and cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius to prevent the devastating impact of runaway climate change. Business as usual is no longer good enough; implementing sustainable technology and business models on a large scale is more critical than ever. Start-ups may have the ground-breaking solutions the world needs, but without funding and institutional support cannot bring about the necessary transformation our cities, economies and societies require.

In this panel discussion, speakers are asked to answer the central question: How can we accelerate the development and implementation of solutions to urgently tackle climate change?

• What barriers do start-ups face to getting adequate funding?

• What are the benefits to impact investing?

• How can regulation be a tool to enable rather than hinder the implementation of new solutions?

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Martin Lim

Chief Operations Officer, Electrify.Asia

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Zhaotan Xiao

President (Asia Pacific), RWDC Industries

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Pang Heng Soon

Head of Venture Building, SGInnovate

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Jessica Cheam

Managing Editor, Eco-Business

4:40 pm

Question & Answer

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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5:00 pm

Networking drinks & canapes

Participants break into groups of 10 to discuss the topics at hand, facilitated by a pre-appointed spokesperson. Each group must agree on 3 actionable outcomes based on the topic at their table to advance sustainable waste management.

The five themes are:

• The role of manufacturers
• Social behaviour
• Effective policymaking
• Designing for a circular economy
• Business models and innovation

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