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Singapore’s 2019 Carbon Tax…does it matter to you?

Nurul Amillin Hussain. A carbon tax on emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) will be implemented in 2019, as announced on the 20th of February in the 2017 Budget, delivered by the Minister of Finance, Heng Swee Keat. This move towards carbon pricing follows other policy initiatives to reduce Singapore’s emissions intensity to 36% below 2005 […]

Budget 2017: Sustainable Development for a Resilient Singapore

  The 2017 budget which was announced by Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined initiatives to boost sustainable growth and productivity amidst global political and economic uncertainties Here are some key sustainability-related points from the Budget Statement: Economic Plans to help companies manage economic transition In view of continued weakness, the Government will defer […]

SGX offers companies subsidised sustainability reporting workshops from February 2017

Paia will be running the following SGX subsidised workshops primarily focused to assist Singapore Exchange (SGX) listed companies to meet the new requirements. Carrie Johnson, Director of Paia Consulting, said, “It is great that SGX has appointed GCNS to organise the workshops which will encourage companies to start reporting early. Having helped SGX-listed companies on […]

CDP … just another sustainability acronym, or worth my time?

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is currently publishing the 2016 results of its climate change, forest, water and supply chain surveys, having started with the UK results end of October. Soon, some Singaporean companies will get scores, some will be publicly named as not responding, others won’t be mentioned. Should you care? CDP runs a […]

More Sharing than Caring? The problems and potential of sustainability in the Sharing Economy.

The Sharing Economy could be called the accidental revolution. When Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia started renting out a spare air-bed in their apartment to make ends meet in early 2007, little did they know that they would go on to create one of the biggest new companies in the world with over 425k guests-per-night […]

Using the SDGs to unlock shareholder value

BNP Paribas organizes inaugural Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore It was a star-studded affair. To emphasize the bank’s recognition of the importance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, BNP Paribas organized a one-day conference in Singapore on October 27. Keynote speakers included Ms Cherie Blair, CBE, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women […]

Release of the World Economic Forum’s ‘The Global Gender Gap Report’ 2016

The World Economic Forum’s latest report on the Global Gender Gap was released on 26th October 2016, featuring a host of new insights into the state of gender equality across the world. The report has been released annually since 2006 with the aim “to create global awareness of the challenges posed by gender gap and […]

Congratulations to our client CDL for being named as Asia’s Top Property Developer and Top Singapore Corporation for third year in a row

Congratulations to our client, City Developments Limited (CDL) for being named the Top Property Developer in Asia and Top Singapore Corporation, for the third year running. CDL is now in the 2nd spot in the list of top 100 most sustainable companies in Asia. It is also the only Singapore company and property developer in the top 20 list […]