Sustainable Building 2013 (SB13) Singapore is a pre-eminent international conference series on Sustainable Buildings & Construction. The event is co-organised by the BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Read more
Ecosystem has invited 3 speakers to share on Collaborative Consumption, which refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks. Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting.
1) Collaborative Consumption in Singapore
by Eugene Tay, Co-founder of Ecosystem and Director of Green Future Solutions
Eugene will speak on the emerging trend of Collaborative Consumption, and share examples of companies involved in Collaborative Consumption in Singapore.
2) Rent Tycoons
by Swito Yuber, CEO of Rent Tycoons
Rent Tycoons is the leading online peer-to-peer rental marketplace in Singapore with over 11 product categories. The idea is to harness value out of idling capacity and empowering individuals to participate in this green effort. Collaborative consumption takes the center stage in this business and the corporate mission is to enable individuals to make money, save money and be green effortlessly!
by Jamie Wang, Co-founder and Director of iCarsClub
iCarsClub is an online marketplace that allows car owners to monetize their “free” car time through its car sharing scheme. Drivers who want to rent out their car when it’s free can do so, and those in need of a car nearby can find one. The platform creates a win-win situation by both lowering the costs of owning a car for owners, and rentees can also have the luxury of driving a car when the occasion arises without shouldering the burden of owning one.
If you’re attending this sharing session, register your attendance at the Ecosystem Facebook event page.
The 5th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit is back. The theme for this year’s Summit is “CSR: Making The Difference” with the sub-theme “Innovation – Best Practices – Ideas”, will highlight the value of CSR in driving inclusiveness growth and innovation at all times including economic uncertainties. It will look at both the social compact and business impact sides of sustainability. The Summit will feature a distinguished panel of speakers who will share about the growing awareness of sustainability as the next business megatrend to stay abreast of the curve.
Plenaries and workshops during the 2-day conference will explore CSR with regard to value creation, the environment and human capital while providing in-depth perspectives across sectors and the ASEAN region. As an extension of the past four years’ Summits, thought leaders will share their research and findings, addressing different business stakeholder groups and impart CSR strategies on how to ride the uncertainty.
Building upon previous CSR Summits, the 5th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit is expected to draw about 400 delegates, and will feature winners of the CDL-Singapore Compact Young CSR Leaders Competition 2013 and the Singapore Compact CSR Awards 2013, who will be receiving their prizes during the opening ceremony of the Summit on 4 September 2013 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.
For more information and registration, please visit www.singaporecsrsummit.org
This 8th edition of EPIF, with the theme “One Environment, One Future: Towards a Sustainable & Greener Asia”, will serve as a global platform and one stop centre to showcase Asia’s commitments to the environment and highlight the biggest opportunities in the eco- business industry.
Asian governments and the private sector have invested millions in sustainable development projects as global population continues to grow. Limited natural resources mean that the market for environmentally friendly and sustainable products is increasing rapidly. How can businesses take advantage of this growing area and do good business and do good for the planet at the same time? EPIF 2013 will help do just that!
EPIF will bring together like minded people to capitalize on business opportunities in two sections: Eco Business and Green Personal Lifestyle. It will showcase the most advanced environmentally friendly products, technologies and services that enhance sustainable development and competitiveness in the following areas: Green Buildings, Green Energy, Green Finance, Pollution Control, Smart Grid, Waste Disposal & Management and Water Recycling & Management.
A two day International Conference featuring industry experts speaking on the latest environmental innovations and technologies will also take place.
150 exhibitors and up to 50,000 visitors are expected to attend from more than 20 countries.
The event will also feature highlights such as business forums, business matching and networking sessions, customised business events, technical exchange, site visits and competitions and awards.
For more information on how to participate or register as a visitor visit the event website: www.epif2013.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 22-25 October 2012
Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is the foremost gathering of leading conferences, exhibitions and workshops held in Singapore in one week, in one location. Now in its fifth year, SIEW has established itself as a must-attend event on Asia’s energy calendar. SIEW provides a platform for policymakers, business leaders and academics to exchange ideas, strategies and best practices that shape global industry energy agendas.
The Singapore Energy Lecture and Singapore Energy Summit kickstart the Week by providing a forum for key players to discuss high-level energy issues. SIEW also features best-in-class conferences and exhibitions such as Asia Future Energy Forum Asia Smart Grid, Downstream Asia, EMART Asia, Gas Asia Summit and the PV Asia Pacific Expo. Collectively, they represent the energy value chain, from fossil fuels to renewables and from production to trading.
SIEW is organised by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA), a statutory board under the aegis of the Ministry of Trade & Industry.
More info and signup at http://www.siew.sg/
Corporate Social Responsibility : Trends, Threats and Opportunities
Raffles City Convention Centre
27 – 28 September 2012
In an economic environment still recovering from multiple economic shocks, trade uncertainty and political transformations, economies have seen tightening measures worldwide. We also face challenges on many fronts including climate change, ethics, trust and inclusive developments. The intersection of interests has meant more cross-organisational collaborations and a need to understand multiple stakeholder perspectives. The recently concluded Rio+20 United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development saw further reinforcement that corporates have an important role in attaining sustainable development goals. CSR is the process to achieve this. Read more
The inaugural WasteMET Asia 2012 will bring together a strong global representation of policymakers, industry leaders, experts, and practitioners to discuss challenges, showcase technologies and solutions, as well as explore opportunities in the solid waste management and environmental technology industry.
Visit www.wastemetasia.sg for more information.
The National Environment Agency of Singapore is organising the inaugural CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) from 1 to 4 July 2012, a global platform that aims to address Asia’s search for solutions to a clean environment.
Sustaining a clean environment in tandem with urbanisation has become increasingly pertinent in a rapidly developing Asia. CESS 2012’s theme on innovative clean enviro-solutions for Asia’s growing cities aims to address the challenges of waste and resource efficiency, and their impact on environmental public health in the region.
Delegates can participate in its thought-provoking plenary sessions with speakers from the UNEP, the World Bank as well as leading business leaders and senior policy-makers. Visitors can also attend its waste management and recycling technology exhibition, the WasteMET Asia, which will showcase the latest clean environment innovations, as well as sign up for site visits to leading recycling and waste disposal facilities in Singapore. They can also attend the WasteMET-ISWA Beacon Conference co-organised with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), as well as business exchange forums focussing on the ASEAN, China and the Middle East markets to learn of the latest environmental thinking and market opportunities.
More information about CESS and its events at its website: www.cleanenvirosummit.sg.
LOHAS stands for Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability, an acronym originating from market research in the US into game-changing consumers who are looking to change the world through consumption patterns and lifestyle choices.
LOHAS remains a B2B marketing term in the US, but has morphed into a consumer movement in Asia, where normal people are using the term “LOHAS” as a catch-all for all things sustainable, green, eco, better quality of life.
70% of all Japanese and Taiwanese know what LOHAS is and awareness is spreading rapidly throughout the Chinese-speaking population in Asia.
The 1st LOHAS Asia Forum brings together 400 aspiring social entrepreneurs from around the region to help them target the LOHAS consumer more effectively and to give them skills in technology, branding and communications to be able to reach the LOHAS consumer and succeed.
These people and their businesses are risk-takers, believers and optimists who believe that there is a better way of doing business in Asia. They are 100% in tune with the philosophy of “Screw Business As Usual”.
LOHAS Asia, the organization, believes that we can have a modern, convenient life without sacrificing the Planet on the altar of consumerism by avoiding natural resource depletion and climate change.