Ching Hu
Climate Regulations Specialist – Terrascope
Ching Hu's introduction

I work at Terrascope, which offers an end-to-end decarbonisation SaaS platform that enables enterprises to measure and manage their Scope-1, Scope-2 and Scope-3 emissions across operations, supply chains, and portfolios. As Climate Regulations Specialist, I help ensure that our product stays ahead of the regulatory curve and advise clients to navigate the dynamic and complex climate regulatory landscape.

Prior to joining Terrascope, I worked at EcoVadis - a global ESG ratings company - where I launched its Singapore office which served more than 800 companies within its first year of operations. The ratings include environmental, social, ethics and sustainable procurement metrics.

I started my career with the Singapore Government, spanning portfolios including manpower, education, transport and decarbonisation. 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 whose mission is to help other enterprises measure and manage their carbon emissions comprehensively.  This is so critical to ensure that the world stays on track with the Paris Agreement outcomes to avoid dangerous climate change. While we are headquartered in Singapore, our ambition is global and our work drives positive impact across large enterprises around the world.  

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

The field of sustainability – and especially the carbon sector – is broad and dynamic. Regulatory developments and carbon disclosure standards are changing rapidly and getting more complex, and people are struggling to keep up.

My team and I keep abreast of latest developments and continually improve our end-to-end decarbonisation platform product 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.

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