Duncan Craig
Director of Sustainability (Interior Environments) - Concourse
Duncan's introduction

Duncan, originally from the UK, has been living & working in Asia for the last 16 years. He runs a creative interior design & project management company delivering projects across the Asia Pacific Region; specialised in retail, F&B and commercial sectors. Duncan is passionate about creating interiors that excite and engage Clients and Customers alike, all through the lens of sustainability.

What brought you to sustainability?

We work in an industry that uses huge amounts of natural resources and typically generates over 60% of landfill waste and GHG emissions. After being in this industry for many years, I couldn't deal with the guilt anymore!

Together with my team at Concourse, we started to try to address this issue through designing out waste and using new resources sparingly. It has been a tough but very rewarding journey.

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

The construction industry is very linear and a huge beast that is very difficult to implement change. We are providing solutions to deal with the linear construction economy whilst it transitions to a more circular economy. For example, we have set up an online marketplace to collect, repair & sell used furniture & equipment for the F&B industry. This ensures these items have a second or third life whilst providing cost effective solutions for the F&B industry.

We are passionate in assisting Clients who want to start or further their sustainable journey.

What are you most proud of?

It has taken a long time but we are proud to be one of the top circular design & project implementation companies in Singapore.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  1. Take baby steps, circularity is a huge sea change. Once you've taken the first step things start to move quicker. You'll be running in no time.
  2. We can't do it all alone. Reach out for advice & help. Circularity is a movement of passionate & helpful people.
  3. Remember why you are on this journey, especially when things are tough!
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices sharing
  • Experience Sharing
  • Expertise Sharing
Duncan's main sustainability areas

Circular Design / Construction

Duncan kindly accepts to answer your questions.

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