Ching Hu
Sustainability Ratings Team Leader - EcoVadis
Ching Hu's introduction

I helped launch and currently lead EcoVadis' evaluation services team in Singapore. EcoVadis has provided sustainability ratings to more than 100,000 companies globally. The ratings include environmental, social, ethics and sustainable procurement metrics.

Previously, I worked for the Singapore Government, spanning portfolios including manpower, education and transport. I also helped spearhead the government's measures to fight Covid-19.

I graduated from the London School of Economics, SciencesPo Paris, and Oxford University. As an undergraduate at Oxford, I helped launch the inaugural Oxford Climate Forum - the UK's largest student-run climate change event.

What brought you to sustainability?

Watching the documentary film 'An Inconvenient Truth' as a teenager opened my eyes to the perils of climate change.

Since then, I have devoted my academic, professional and personal pursuits to sustainability.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

I'm glad to work for a company which has provided sustainability ratings to more than 100,000 companies. Our work drives positive impact across global supply chains.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

The field of sustainability is broad and dynamic.

As a sustainability ratings provider, my team and I have to keep abreast of latest developments and continually improve our methodology to stay relevant.

What are you most proud of?

More than a decade ago, as a 17-year-old student, I rallied my friends to give free educational talks to raise awareness of climate change to more than 25,000 youths across 40 schools in Singapore.

Our audience told us that they were inspired to incorporate green habits in their lives after listening to us, so I consider this to be a good first step on my life-long journey to make a green impact.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  1. Never give up. Sometimes it can be depressing to read about the potential impact of climate change. Sometimes we question if the things which we do can make a difference to help solve the climate challenge. But never give up, for every little bit matters and great oaks grow from little acorns.
  2. Just get started. Many newcomers to the field of sustainability can find it daunting, given the technical jargons and complex frameworks. It will get easier over time, so just get started. There are plenty of resources and mentors to guide you on your journey.
  3. Collaborate! If you want to go far, work together. Support each other, and find avenues for collaboration between organisations and teams.
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
Please describe how you could help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

Offering advice and sharing knowledge based on my past experience, especially on corporate sustainability matters and government policy.

Ching Hu's 3 main sustainability skills

Corporate strategy / reporting / ratings

Ching Hu kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.