Tool Box

This section is dedicated to a number of useful tools and references.

Templates are extracted from existing PDF resources. We re-created them in a format you can edit, for convenience.

Online Calculators are generally free tools to measure your carbon footprint for instance, or your energy performance. Note that their methods vary and it only provides you a global idea of where you stand. For more accurate measurements and results, you may need a professional and comprehensive audit. 

Websites that are listed here are the ones we trust and use to find data as well as inspiration. Those organisations are well-known worldwide and/or major actors in climate change understanding and management, through knowledge, collaboration, policies and innovation.

Templates
Online Calculators

CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Small business free carbon calculator. They also provide Premium and Elite versions, as well as tailored to your needs carbon calculator. Also targetting primarily UK-based Businesses.
    (Carbon Footprint)

ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS FOR SINGLE-USE

PAPER IMPACT

ENERGY

  • Calculate returns on energy efficiency investments: Cash Flow Opportunity Calculator (address the “we don’t have the money” objection), Financial Value Calculator (corporate real estate), Building Upgrade Value Calculator (owners or managers of commercial real estate)
    (Energy Star, US-government-backed symbol for energy efficiency)

BUILDING

GLOBAL

  • En-ROADS Solutions simulator (energy, transportation, land-use, new technologies...) - Beta version
    (Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan’s Sustainability Initiative)
Websites
  • Circular Economy Asia is a circular economy advocate based in Malaysia and covering 24 countries across the Asian region.To accelerate the transition towards circular economy, they provide guidance, resources, information and their own tool box.
  • Countdown is a global initiative powered by TED and Future Stewards. Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 50% by 2030, focusing on Energy, Transport, Material, Food and Nature. They bring together people from all backgrounds and sectors to draw efficient solutions.
  • Eco-Business website is part of Eco-Business, a social enterprise and media company based in Singapore. They promote clean technology, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific. They created initiatives like EB Impact, SEA’s clean energy transition and Changing Course.
  • Greenpeace International was launched in 1971 when their founders sailed to the Arctic to stop a nuclear bomb. The network is composed of National & Regional Organisations (NROs) that operate in their own base country according to local frameworks. They stand for a green and peaceful world.
  • Our World in Data is a non-profit launched in 2011 by the Global Change Data Lab (a UK-based charity in the education sector) to make research accessible and understandable through interactive data visualizations. Their platform is public, open-source and the data free to use. They also provide a free and open-access SDG tracker to measure global progress on the SDGs, allowing citizens to hold their governments accountable.
  • Project Drawdown is a global non-profit organisation created in 2014, that identifies, reviews and assesses climate solutions across all industries and sectors to fight climate change. “Drawdown” is the point when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will start to decline.
  • ScienceDirect is a platform of peer-reviewed publications for researchers, part of Elsevier. They support academic institutions, government organisations and corporate R&D to spur innovation.
  • Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation in charge of the sustainable development of the city-state. Their scope includes but is not limited to public health, resources efficiency, air & water pollution, weather…
  • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was founded in 2010 and stands as the global leading voice for circular economy. They work with governments, institutions, cities, but also businesses and academia to scale solutions. Dame Ellen MacArthur is a retired English sailor, who became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe in 2005.
  • The Shift Project is a French non-profit think tank advocating for a shift to a post-carbon economy, with a focus on energy transition. They also share free data and diagrams on their data portal.
  • The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organisation of 200+ businesses. They define themselves as “the leading voice of business for sustainability”, accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable world.
    In 2020 they published a roadmap for businesses to achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an independent international nonprofit organisation created in 1971, well-known for its annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland), gathering leaders - from politics, business, economy, culture and more - from all over the world. They are based on Public-Private Cooperation and their goal is to address the biggest challenges to “improve the state of the world”.
  • The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an independent conservation organisation established in 1961 - 2006 in Singapore. Their objective is to safeguard the world’s biodiversity, through education and awareness campaigns. They operate across 22 countries.
  • WRAP stands for Waste and Resources Action Programme. They act as a catalyst for governments, companies, individuals and other communities to support more sustainable societies, with a focus on Food & Drink, Clothing & Textiles and Plastics. They provide research, consumer campaigns, grant programmes, etc.
  • Zero Waste SG is an NGO pushing the shift towards zero waste and circular economy in Singapore, through education, nation-wide campaigns (e.g. BYO, Bring Your Own campaign), talks and workshops.