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Meet our buddies

The Matcha Initiative focuses on action. That’s why we asked individuals - employees, entrepreneurs, CEOs - to share what they actually did. Maybe it worked, maybe not.
But at least they provide you with facts, insights, ideas and help. We call them Buddies.

Where to start? How to do it? Our buddies are here to help you by sharing their own experience. Learn more about them below and contact them for further insights if you wish.

Everyone can become a Buddy and give back to the community; You don’t need to be a sustainability expert. You may come from HR, Marketing, Finance, Procurement... and be a pioneer in your company. If you are keen to share your experience, get in touch with us.

Adrien de Buttet
Sustainable Supply Chain Transformation - Greenfinity

In 2023, I co-founded Greenfinity, a Singapore-based supply chain sustainability venture focusing on sustainable and low-carbon transformation for supply chains. The objective is to help people and companies strategize their sustainability action plans to make a difference for the planet, the people, and the business.

I have a background in industrial engineering and supply chain management and 20 years of multi-national company experience in Europe and Asia, driving best-in-class logistics, manufacturing, customer services, and planning processes (S&OP/IBP).  With climate change becoming an additional consideration to supply chain management over the past decade, I decided to help supply chain professionals juggle between achieving the best service, optimal cost, cash efficiency, and now decarbonization.

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Alya Annabi
Sustainability Change Agent & Founder - GreenPush

I am a Sustainability Change Agent who wants to help businesses implement more sustainable practices — and have fun while doing them. I am committed to the idea that small changes can make a big impact, and I am great at motivating others to act. Having worked on this issue for years, I have developed the expertise and experience needed to help businesses cultivate more sustainable actions. That’s why I founded GreenPush — to inspire, educate, and engage the next generation of sustainability champions. We are the push you need to make sustainable change.

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Andrew Tay
Business Development Director - KGS

I started my career as a mechanical engineer for 5 years and joined TayPaper Recycling in 2018. Tay Paper Recycling has grown from an informal scrap dealer to now a leading paper focused recycling company in Singapore. On top of just recycling, we also offer confidential data disposal services to help clients comply with PDPA, GDPR and recycle at the same time. I am now working at KGS, an e-waste and data sanitization company.

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Anisa Johnny
Senior Lecturer - Raffles College of Higher Education

I have over 15 years experience working in different areas of the fashion industry, both in Europe and Asia. From my first graduate role working in the buying office at Marks & Spencers Headquarters in London, to starting a fashion & lifestyle brand supplying multi-chain stores like Topshop and boutiques such as Graham & Green in the UK and others in Europe.

My knowledge of European & Asian markets has given me a unique combination of experience and perspective. From sourcing high volume production in China, which led me to understand the impact the fashion industry has on the planet; to my passion for inculcating sustainable fashion into the teaching curriculum.

Currently, I mentor sustainable brands, give my time to organize events during Fashion Revolution week and support sustainable knowledge and capacity-building in the wider fashion eco-system.

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Anna Håkansson
Co-founder - Tulya

I enjoy improving processes and creating data-driven insights. My background is in process development and operations as Quality Manager and COO. A few years back, I decided to re-purpose my career and have since then studied different aspects of Sustainable Business Development at the University in Sweden as well as the Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI, SASB, TCFD and ISSB work in progress).

Now, I am here to help SMEs integrate sustainability into their business strategy and operations, focusing on the impact that environmental and social aspects will have on the organisation's ability to create value. By reducing the scope to the most relevant materiality topics, even SMEs with limited resources have a chance to start their transition to more sustainable practices.

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Barney Swan
CEO - ClimateForce

I'm passionate about walking the talk, breaking the silos within sustainability and making pathways relevant for all walks of life (especially heavy industry) to diversify their current standard operating procedures.

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Benjamin Casteillo
Founder & CEO - New World Together

I am an expert in Global Sustainability. I have quit a successful corporate career to dedicate my life to addressing our era's increasingly pressing sustainability challenges. Using a systemic and transdisciplinary approach, I have notably unearthed breakthrough insights that directly tackle the issue's root causes.

With New World Together, I'm committed to sharing my understanding through conferences, workshops, and training programs. My aim is to empower people and organizations to contribute meaningfully to shaping the way toward a future that is desirable and sustainable.

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Bhavani Prakash
Co-founder - Sustainable Gaia

I am the Co-Founder of Sustainable Gaia, a Singapore based sustainability consultancy, focusing on sustainability reporting using GRI, TCFD, UNSDGs, ISO 14064 and other frameworks. I also help companies through sustainability consulting, training and research to help them meet and go beyond ESG compliance needs, to manage risks and to unlock opportunities while transitioning to a net zero world.

I have a background in Finance (MBA from IIM Calcutta), Financial Economics (M.Sc from University of London) and ESG (through various certifications and sustainability experience). I have done curriculum development and training for a wide range of companies, and agencies like National Environmental Agency and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy around Systems Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship respectively. 

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Camille Cury
Manager - ENGIE Impact

As a Manager at sustainability consultancy ENGIE Impact (subsidiary of French-based energy company ENGIE), I help large multinational organisations along their decarbonisation journeys, from greenhouse gases emission inventory to target setting, strategy design and roadmap development.

Over my five years of experience, I have developed expertise in renewable energy procurement, Scope 3 and stakeholder engagement, avoided emissions (aka Scope 4), and ESG strategy design.

Originally from France where I graduated from a top Business School, I have an MBA from Bentley University (Boston, USA) and have worked in Paris, Boston, New York and today Singapore. I'm passionate about the interconnections between climate and nature conservation, and enjoy meeting sustainability enthusiasts.

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Carolin Barr
Founder - SusGain

Carolin is a passionate and driven entrepreneur and sustainability advocate. She is involved in many projects and initiatives that contribute to reducing our environmental impact.

In 2020, Carolin founded the social enterprise susGain.

susGain is a rewards-based engagement app that focuses on driving behavioural change within communities (corporates, schools, NGOs etc.) whilst measuring ESG reportable data on the impact created. By better connecting the environmentally and socially conscious stakeholders, susGain hopes to accelerate the change towards more sustainable communities.

Prior to susGain, Carolin worked as Account & Project Manager in an HR consulting and change management firm, where she was responsible for business development and end-to-end project management of training and consulting projects across APAC.

In July 2021, Carolin won the Finder's Expatpreneur Sustainability Award. susGain has also been recognized by Global Initiatives at the Sustainable Business Awards Singapore 2020/21.

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Ching Hu
Climate Regulations Specialist – Terrascope

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.

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Chris Wei
Business Development Manager - Asia - South Pole

At South Pole, Chris supports Asian clients in their climate leadership and circular economy journey. The scope of services includes both carbon credits & sustainability consultancy. Chris currently manages clients from more than 10 Asian countries in categories such as conglomerate, agriculture, property development, asset management, retailing, information technology, and energy.

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Christine Amour-Levar
Founder & CEO - HER Planet Earth & CAL Consultancy

Of French, Swiss and Filipino descent, I am a versatile purpose-driven leader with experience across a range of industry sectors. I have built a global career as a Marketing & Communications specialist and Social Entrepreneur intent on solving some of the world's most pressing issues.

Today, I run my own consultancy business helping clients define their purpose, develop their marketing, communications, CSR and sustainability strategies and I am also a Board Member and Advisor to several purpose-led organisations in the Social Impact, ESG, Fintech and Cellular Agriculture spaces.

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Claire Chabrières
Founder – ShiokFarm

Entrepreneurial by nature, Claire started ShiokFarm in 2015 when realising the high prices for organic fruit and vegetables in Singapore. Based on the French AMAP model, in which Farmers and a community create a partnership in order to reduce food waste and cost, ShiokFarm aims to provide families and offices in Singapore with affordable organic fruit and vegetables while reducing food waste.

Starting with a small Facebook group, Claire has succeeded in making ShiokFarm an outstanding organic business. ShiokFarm received its BCorp certification in 2023.

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Claire Kolly
HR Consulting & Executive Coaching - EDLT.global

Claire has spent more than 20 years in the HR field working in global environments, accompanying businesses in their -always complex!- development and transformations. Working across teams and cultural boundaries, she became passionate about helping teams and leaders navigate through changes and make sustainable decisions for themselves and their teams, balancing the short-term and long-term impacts in organisations.

Back in 2016, she added a coaching hat to her HR experience, got trained and certified (PCC-ICF) with the idea that most of the time what employees and leaders are missing is a space to reconnect with what is really important for them, what makes them successful, or on the contrary slows them down.

In 2021, Claire launched her own business, combining her Executive HR and Professional Coaching expertise. She is since then, helping organizations and individuals who want to do the “right thing” to develop the "S" in ESG through sustainable, human-centered HR Practices, development programs and coaching. To really be the change they want to see!

She is able to strategize, coach, train and advise in order to improve both long term executive and organizational performance, as well as ensuring that personal growth and well-being are taken care of in a sustainable and authentic manner. She is Hogan, Gallup CliftonStrengths, Individual and Team Coaching Certified.

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Claire Quillet
CEO - TSB

I am a Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) humanitarian and development professional who worked for more than 20 years in Indonesia for International NGOs and UNICEF. I founded my consultancy firm 7 years ago to support private sector to develop their strategy, engage stakeholders and implement in the field their sustainability projects/programs. I have a extensive network in Indonesia, from the local community/NGOs to several ministries. I am also GRI copywriter.

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Delphine Laurien
ASEAN & MENA Head of Procurement & Supply Chain - Aden Services

I hold a master's degree in Strategic Procurement (DESMA) and have nearly 20 years of experience in procurement and supply chain transformation within the services industry (Facility Management, Food, Textiles, Hospitality, and remote sites). My career spans across Europe, Asia, and currently the Middle East.

I am passionate about transformation and change management, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Strategic procurement to give organizations a competitive edge.
  • Process standardization to help organizations achieve their goals.  
  • Supply chain digitalization to contribute to organizations' long-term success.
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Dominica Drazal
Communications & Partnerships for Start-Ups in Emerging Markets

Raised in the Middle East by Eastern European parents, I was surrounded by layers of diversity. Extensive traveling throughout my childhood stimulated a fascination for cultures, languages and geopolitics, and I continued living a pseudo-nomadic life as an adult. While I began my career on the trading floor in NYC, I later worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America in diverse roles (investments, micro-finance, communications, and business development). Fluent in five languages, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and later completed a Masters in International Affairs from Fletcher (Tufts), and have a number of Sustainability related certificates.

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Droston Tang
Singapore Country Manager - Custos

I'm an experienced business professional with 17 years of commercial experience across various industries in developed and developing Asian markets. I have held senior positions in multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and startups, with a strong focus on GTM, B2B sales and expertise in venture building.

In one of my recent circular economy startup roles, I helped Nextevo launch the world's first pineapple leaf fiber denim jacket and jeans with Bershka (Inditex Group) in October 2022 and developed successful partnerships/showcases with the Singapore Design Council and the Singapore Fashion Council. Earlier in my career, I was part of the pioneer team in Singapore at one of the world's largest vertically integrated solar manufacturers, REC ASA, and separately at EPURON, where I supported the management team to launch the first Renewable Energy Trust in Asia with GE Energy Financial Services in 2008.

On the side, I am actively engaged in mentoring startup founders and young changemakers in Asia, participating in programs such as Bridge For Billions, the Singapore International Foundation's Young Social Entrepreneurs, and the National Youth Council Singapore’s Youth Action Challenge.

I leverage my entrepreneurial knowledge and extensive network to empower the next generation of impact-driven entrepreneurs in the region.

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Duncan Craig
Director of Sustainability (Interior Environments) - Concourse

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.

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Elly Both
Founder - Bright Green

I run a business called Bright Green where I work with corporates to engage employees in impact projects in the areas of environmental and social impact. I also facilitate sustainability learning programs to educate employees on developing an eco-friendly mindset and high impact actions they can take in their homes and daily lives.

Before founding Bright Green in 2020, I have been working in Project Management, Change Management and Continuous Improvement roles within Human Resources and Recruitment. I love that I get to work with organisations that are making commitments to net-zero and inspire employees to make an impact!

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Elodie Hecq
Key Account Manager France, Spain & UK – BeeBryte

Energy Efficiency & Conservation advocate, Tech enthusiast, Elodie is passionate about innovation & IOT applied to energy. She regularly gives lectures and shares her experience on equipment control, innovation applied to energy, machine learning technologies, electricity markets, HVAC systems, solar PV… She is volunteering at The Matcha Initiative as Category Leader for Energy & Electricity solutions.

Elodie is Head of Sales at BeeBryte, a provider of innovative remote operation & maintenance services (O&M) for heating-cooling systems (HVAC-R) in commercial buildings and factories.

Elodie Kriener Manière
Business Strategy Director & Sustainability Lead - Shiseido Travel Retail

I am on a mission to drive change, by nurturing a sustainable mindset around me, engaging positively with stakeholders, building bridges for collaboration, and taking initiative.

After many years of a commercial career in Beauty and Travel Retail, I found a renewed purpose and inspiration in Sustainability. Realizing the transformational power and responsibility of companies towards a more sustainable future, I have since dedicated my energy to becoming a change agent within the corporate space. Today, I drive my company’s Sustainability Strategy, in parallel of my role as Business Strategy Director at Shiseido Group.

I also launched a network for Sustainability professionals in the Beauty and Luxury sectors, and I am an active member of various communities including The Matcha Initiative. I am a trained Climate Fresk facilitator, and completed various Sustainability certifications by SMU and CISL.

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FRANCE - Alexandre Parlange
Sustainability Leader (Former Climate Fresk Singapore Coordinator - 2021-2022)

I'm an experienced C-Level professional with 12+ years of experience working in various industries who has developed a strong interest for climate change and sustainable development. Passionate about climate change issues, I'm now fully dedicated to supporting organizations and individuals in their transition towards a low-carbon future.

I hold a MBA degree from ESSEC Business School in France, an Executive Master from INSEAD, and a Cambridge Certificate in Sustainability Leadership.

I'm a trained facilitator of a successful climate change education workshops named The Climate Fresk. I'm facilitating it in public, with companies, schools or universities. I’m alsofacilitating other workshops of the same kind such as Digital Collage, MobilityCollage or MyCO2.

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FRANCE - Benoit Barraque
ECODESIGN Coach - Credit Agricole Assurances (CAA)

With 17 years of experience in IT across different sectors and industries, Benoit managed a team focusing on project management and IT application support in Singapore. In 2017, he was one of the founders, and later on leader of Credit Agricole CIB's first green team in Singapore. Since 2022, he has started in France a new adventure within Credit Agricole Assurances (CAA) and managed up to 24 people, in software integration team.

Recently, in September 2023, he was promoted to ECODESIGN Coach within CAA. He is creating and deploying a new framework for all projects to add a sustainability dimension to help CAA reduce its environmental impact.

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Géraldine Pelissier
Corporate Reach - The Matcha Initiative

Most of my professional career was in Sales and Marketing for emissions-intensive sectors (automotive, telecom, oil and gas industries) to say the least…. But I always knew I had to look for a greater purpose. Covid19 slowed down my professional activities and helped me to follow my passion. I decided to open a new chapter and follow a new career path, but to do so, I had to study sustainability.

I particularly like innovation and tech, so I wish to pursue my career with a tech for good angle.

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Helena Brandejsova
Agile Coach and Trainer

My aspiration is to guide organisations through purpose driven systematic change, towards sustainable and prosperous future. During my career I have helped number of organisations to change their ways of working and adopt agile mindset, principles and practices.

I am supporting managers to embrace change and build productive workplace, while fostering caring, empathetic, and inclusive work culture.

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Holly Naylor
Founder - Inspire & Create

As a sustainability communicator and content writer, I believe in the power of words to drive real change. With my background in corporate operations, I understand how to optimize from the inside out. Since pivoting to sustainability, I've become versed in ESG standards such as the PRCA and GRI to cut through greenwashing and foster transparency.

Now I apply my technical knowledge and passion for authentic messaging to help companies communicate their sustainability efforts in a strategic, materiality-focused way, both internally and externally. I help organizations to begin their sustainability transition and communicate this to their various stakeholders. I aim to prove that incremental changes, paired with purposeful communications, can transform businesses and communities.

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Ivona Balint-Kowalczyk
Sustainability consultant, Founder - Sustainao

With a background in sustainability consulting and audit, Ivona supports businesses in their sustainability journey by building an impactful strategy, embedding sustainable practices across operations, and reporting performance to stakeholders.

She is the founder of Sustainao, a Singapore-based company specialized in sustainability consulting. Previously, Ivona worked as a sustainability auditor at KPMG France. She holds an MBA in CSR & Sustainability and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management.

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Jeremy Tran
Co-Founder - Asia Sustainable Travel Briefing; Founder - Sainha

Founder of Sainha, I am passionate about helping impact-driven travel and hotel brands and organizations grow and transform.

I also co-founded Asia Sustainable Travel Briefing, a digital media network that serves up agenda-setting analysis & advice to Asia’s sustainability-led travel & hospitality professionals, executives and entrepreneurs.

An award-winning brand, marketing, and strategy communications expert recognized for combining forward-oriented visions, digital innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit to deliver substantial impact.

A multilingual leader with experience in advising over 50 global brands on China market entry strategy, strategic communications, marketing campaigns, and sustainability.

Jing Ying Lim
Senior Marketing Manager - Synfindo

Jing Ying is a marketer with over 10 years of experience. She is currently the Senior Marketing Manager of Synfindo, heading the marketing team.

Before this, she held positions in Sleek, leading marketing, CSR and ESG initiatives and helping them to achieve their first-ever B-Corp Certification. She also co-founded Soule, a social enterprise, with two friends when she was 16, leading the branding, marketing and sales. Soule's mission was to provide youth products with a social cause to empower children in Singapore, China and disaster-hit areas.

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14.02, 14.06, 10.00, 01.00

Ju Hu Soh
Strategist - Humankind Design

I am a Strategist at Humankind Design, where we champion important causes and missions that enhance our lives and our planet. Our collaboration with organizations and brand owners helps distill their purposes into compelling narratives, rallying their talents and audiences.

My expertise spans design sustainability and technology, transforming insights into strategic actions.

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Julia Thio
ESG Partnership Officer - Liberty Society

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geography from Universitas Gadjah Mada. During my college years, I was interested in urban studies (infrastructure, urban planning, and public transportation). I believed that businesses always harmed the environment and believed in the power of research. Yet, I was not satisfied with the impact it had. It was then that I began to think about how to 'change' the business system: profitably, benefitting the communities, preventing damage to the environment, and restoring it.

'Sustainability in business' became my cause. While research has its value, it is businesses that truly implement change and have a direct impact on the environment and society. And I want to make a real impact.

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Karin Aue
Design Director - Chemistry

As a seasoned designer and creative leader with over 17 years of experience across Europe and Asia, I have worked as a strategic consultant here in South East Asia and led a strategic design consultancy (Chemistryteam.com) for over a decade. I believe in a planet-centred approach to design, where we think and act on a systems level to ensure the long-term thriving of organisations, communities, and the planet. I have been in charge of a diverse range of innovation projects and long-term client engagements in the field of impact-driven and participatory user experience, service, and circular design.

I have worked with leading organisations on local, regional, and international levels, such as Konica Minolta, HP, Visa, GE Healthcare, Singtel, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), Changi Airport, as well as UNICEF and UNHCR, to guide their transformation towards human-centricity and circularity. Next to private sector clients, I have extensive experience working with public service agencies, applying a citizen-centric and fundamentally participatory design process. I have helped to transform policies and service delivery as well as envision new concepts in Healthcare, Arts and Culture, as well as Tourism and Sustainability.

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Li Seng Heng
Founder - Green Nudge, Green Collar

Li Seng is the founder of Green Nudge, a social enterprise that supports businesses and communities to achieve positive environmental impact through activities such as coastal cleanups and workshops, outreach talks and sustainability consulting. By raising awareness and co-creating call-to-actions with various stakeholders on sustainability efforts, Green Nudge aims to create a normative shift in the way we create and deal with waste to achieve a low carbon, zero waste future for Singapore.

Li Seng’s previous experience in the public sector in the central bank of Singapore dealing with financial regulations, combined with his current roles in the community and social enterprise sector reinforced his belief that effective public policies need to be supported by ground-up actions and engagement. Playing an interfacing role within the tri-sector, Li Seng is able to provide sectoral knowledge through a system thinking lens to make informed decisions and strategies. He is happy to discuss disposables, sustainability of events, public education, and is familiar with corporate social responsibility and community / youth engagement.

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Loretta Teo & Eliza Boecker
Asia CSR Team - Azqore

A lawyer by training, Eliza has been in Private banking since 1996, with roles ranging from Relationship Management to Head of Strategy for PWM Latin America at Deutsche Bank New York, and a member of the Management Committee. Eliza was also the Business Manager and Head of Business Compliance for the International markets at Bank of Singapore, before joining Azqore as COO for Asia. Eliza has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, New York and Singapore and in addition lived in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, an experience that has shaped her outlook and made her very much a global citizen.

A banking operations professional, Loretta has had experience across various firms, like UBS and Nomura, before joining Credit Agricole 5 years ago.  Currently Azqore’s Head of Asia Operations, she has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and even had a short stint in India.  These experiences have opened her eyes to various cultures and cuisines.  

Both Eliza and Loretta kicked off the Azqore Asia CSR initiative in 2020 and have never looked back since.

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01.07, 05.02, 14.01, 14.03, 10.00, 01.00

Lucile Batut
Sustainable Finance Transformation

Wearing the double hat of finance and sustainability, I support finance departments in their transformation towards sustainability. With a management degree from a top business school in France, I have a multi-faceted experience from complementary positions I have held in business finance: from auditor to consolidation accountant, project manager, management controller and finance director.

In addition to my background in financial business partnering, I am passionate about enabling change in companies, always looking after my teams and colleagues to create the conditions for collective success.

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Marisa Agrasut
Managing Partner / Consultant - The inceptery Pte Ltd

On a mission to create positive impact in the world, she considered herself an accidental entrepreneur. She discovered this during the 2009 economic crisis and in 2010, embarked on her first - people, planet, profit venture; at the time challenging the negative perception of plant-based diets; enabling reduced-carbon and responsible consumption through a (then) pioneering circularity, systems-thinking, and purpose-led business.

In 2015 with a more intentional move back to her innovation roots, relocating to Singapore, she found few-to-no organisations combining both sustainability and innovation. It was this that seeded her vision for The Inceptery.

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M-N-O

03.01, 03.02, 03.04, 03.05, 03.07, 12.00, 13.00, 16.01, 16.02, 16.03, 16.04

Marita Mewett
Director ESG - NettZero

Marita has over 25 years of experience transforming businesses in Australia and internationally across multiple industries. She combines her experience of starting, growing and running businesses with a passion for sustainability and technology solutions. Her approach to ESG is a balanced blend of professional methodologies, cultural perspectives, and individual values that drive an organisation to its highest potential, all the while fostering sustainable outcomes for growing businesses.

Marita has focused on innovations and new ways of working to generate outcomes. Leading business expansion across Australia and Asia has honed her "start up" skills and further heightened her interest in boosting team capabilities for growth and sustainability.

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M-N-O

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Mary Kon-Sun-Tack
Founder - Journey Makers (Former Asia Customer Experience Director, Sustainability Ambassador - Lyreco)

Mary has founded Journey Makers to support organisations in their online presence blending customer experience and employee experience. She was previously in charge of Customer Experience for Lyreco Asia and worked on accelerating Digital and Marketing activities. In 2020, she was appointed sustainability ambassador as well for the region, as the topic was becoming a strategic one for the company. Thriving to drive the change internally and externally, she launched a Green Team that she co-led with her colleague.

Prior to this role, Mary had made her career essentially in the hospitality industry at global and regional role, from trade marketing, sales to Digital marketing. Before moving to Singapore in 2015, she was based in Dubai, UAE and France.

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M-N-O

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Maya Madhusoodan
Managing Director - Space Doctors

I am a seasoned consultant, brand strategist and user research specialist. I've run strategic consultancies in Singapore that focus on designing for futures, and ensuring that cultural insights and emerging planetary and human needs input into product, communication and brand decisions. Partnering with bluechip companies like Unilever, P&G, Ford, Microsoft to help innovate, design, communicate the brand, my experience spans diverse categories.

I can run projects about user research, design research, cultural strategy, and off late applying all these skills towards regenerative practices.

I have an academic background in Psychology, English Literature and have recently done courses on Circular Economy and Regenerative Economics.

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M-N-O

14.01, 15.03, 16.01, 16.03, 16.04

Mei Yee Chan
Senior Programme Manager - TÜV SÜD

As the Senior Programme Manager for Sustainability Validation and Verification at TÜV SÜD, Mei Yee helps organisations add credibility and assurance to their greenhouse gases (GHG) emission assertations and GRI reports by providing third-party verification reports to support organizational claims.

She has six years of experience in the standards development of ISO 30500 and ISO 31800, testing, and certification for non-sewered sanitation systems. Prior to that, Mei Yee spearheaded  World Toilet Organization's Rainbow School Toilet projects in China and Sanishop in Cambodia. She is passionate about driving corporate social responsibility and sustainability and has spent more than 18 years in various fields working internationally across teams and cultural boundaries before turning her focus on Singapore to helping companies with their carbon reduction journey. She holds a Masters in Community Water and Sanitation and a Science Degree in Earth Science, majoring in geology and physical geography.

She is a certified WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) Train-The-Trainer (TTT). Since then, she has facilitated many companies in the training for Green Compass – An environmental assessment framework targeted at SME/ manufacturing industries.

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M-N-O

03.01, 03.06, 10.00, 12.00, 15.00, 15.01, 15.02, 15.03, 15.04, 15.05, 15.06, 16.02, 14.05, 04.01, 04.04, 04.06

Mimi Nguyen
COO - Handprint, Founding Member - The Matcha Initiative

I was born in Vietnam and grew up in France in Paris’ low income suburbs. My parents used to bring us to the park to have some outdoor activities and that’s where my father taught my siblings and I to observe, love and respect nature. He gave us perspective on our place in a much bigger ecosystem. 

At that time, we didn’t describe our family as “sustainable”. It was very pragmatic, we didn’t waste anything, we mended everything, saved and reused, because we just couldn’t afford not to :)

In 2018 in Singapore, after what felt like a long, unfulfilling professional tunnel on autopilot, I was forced to make a pause and took the opportunity to consider what I really wanted to do with my life (I know this resonates with many!)

Then I really realised how passionate I was about sustainability and for the first time, I considered making it my job. Nothing is easy when you don’t hold the right degrees or the right amount of money, so I co-created The Matcha Initiative to jump into action instead of procrastinating. That’s how you start an amazing experience with amazing people :)

Cherry on the cake: TMI helped me land my current job at Handprint, where we help businesses embrace the next step - Regeneration.

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M-N-O

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Mun Wei Chan
Founder & Principal Consultant - SustainableSG

Mun Wei is the founder and principal consultant of SustainableSG, which provides advisory and training services in sustainability, strategy, risk and entrepreneurship.

He has worked with corporate, government and non-profit clients on strategy and implementation, reviewing organizational programmes and targets related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, benchmarking and communicating sustainability and other corporate programmes and achievements, promoting inclusive hiring, developing compliance policies and reports, and formulating innovative business models.

He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

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M-N-O

09.01, 03.00, 03.01, 03.02, 03.03, 03.04, 03.05, 03.06, 03.07, 05.01, 06.00, 07.00, 08.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 15.01, 15.02, 16.01, 16.02, 16.03, 16.04, 01.00, 04.01, 04.02, 04.03, 04.04, 04.05, 04.06, 04.07, 15.03

Nadège Claudel
Head of Sustainability APAC - Chanel (Former General Manager - BSI - British Standards Institution)

Before joining Chanel, I was General Manager of BSI Singapore for 2.5 years. Prior to joining BSI, I held different job assignments for the international retailer Carrefour. For them, I oversaw Quality, Food Safety and Sustainability in China and then at the Group level.  

I spent most of my career working in Asia: in Shanghai, Hong Kong and I have been happily settled in Singapore for 8 years now. 

I have a real passion for sustainability and nature conservation and I love to share the knowledge and experience I gained in this field. I am also a volunteer for the Singaporean NGO called Climate Conversation which aims to raise awareness on climate change.

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M-N-O

01.01, 01.02, 01.03, 01.07, 01.08, 05.08, 05.02, 10.00, 01.00, 01.06

Naomi Vowels
Director - givvable

I am Naomi, currently co-founder & director of givvable. I started my career as an Australian diplomat with postings in East Timor, Thailand and Switzerland then moved into private banking where my interest in ESG and sustainability was seeded.

Today my company helps businesses screen and track the sustainability profile of their suppliers to help them achieve their goals and targets.

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M-N-O

01.01, 01.02, 01.03, 01.07, 01.08, 03.01, 03.03, 03.06, 06.00, 04.00, 12.00, 15.00, 15.04, 04.02, 04.03, 04.04, 04.07

Natalie Seisser
Creative Director & Climate Educator - A New Kind Studio

Creative director, Designer, Educator.

I’m the founder and creative director at anewkind.studio, a purpose-driven, Life-centric design & strategy studio.

Passionate about mentoring and teaching, I lecture on interdisciplinary Design Studios, emphasising experiential learning to equip students for global challenges. My specialties are Creative Direction, Branding & Identity, Packaging, Responsible Communication, Greenwashing, Regenerative Design Principles, Circularity, as well as Visual Storytelling.

I’m currently working on a book publication called: reload.earth - alongside publishing house Slanted. We are featuring creatives, philosophers, entrepreneurs, activists and designers who are sparking new narratives around the climate movement. My research interests lie at the intersection of Art & Design and the Climate crisis, built on the belief that creativity can alter culture, and culture is key to building a better future on the planet! 

I also facilitate the Biodiversity Collage in Singapore and lead Climate Designers Singapore, a community igniting climate conversations through creative work.

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M-N-O

03.00, 03.01, 03.02, 03.07, 05.01, 05.07, 10.00, 13.00, 14.01, 16.00, 16.03, 16.04

Nicolas Sautter
CEO & Founder - Beez-fm

Graduated in IT and marketing, Nicolas started his career at SAUTER, a Swiss BMS Supplier, in the HQ in 2008 and has been a product manager for several years. After the successful launch of the first BMS Cloud in Europe, he became business developer in the APAC region in 2015. He relocated to Shanghai for 20 months to be closer to the markets, before moving to Singapore in 2018 where he created and directed the SAUTER APAC Competence Centre until June 2022. Since then, he has taken on the role of CEO at beez-fm, a green tech startup he founded in December 2019.

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M-N-O

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Package Pals Trio
Founders – Package Pals

Package Pals is a circular packaging initiative that seeks to extend the life cycle of packaging. We collect used e-commerce packaging from members of the public, distributing it back to businesses seeking eco-friendly, second hand packaging options. There are 7 categories of packaging we collect: poly mailers (<A4),paper envelopes (<A4), plastic wrappers (<A4), bubble wrap, padded envelopes.

Package Pals has worked with multiple large and small businesses, schools, NGOs and governmental organisations since it was started in May 2020. Other than carrying out collection and distribution, we also focus on education and outreach, seeking to educate our 4k-strong audience on packaging waste and other environmental issues, through social media, webinars and other events.

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P-Q-R

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Patchareeboon Mam Sakulpitakphon
Sustainability and Impact Lead - PALO IT Thailand

Patchareeboon Mam has more than 16 years of experience on international development and sustainability projects, especially relating to business and human rights and corporate sustainability

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P-Q-R

02.00, 02.01, 02.02, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 14.01, 14.02, 14.03, 14.04, 14.05, 14.06, 16.00, 16.01, 16.02, 16.03

Pauline Frison
Business Development Director - Second Life

With over 6 years of expertise in global markets, particularly in Asia, I am a dedicated professional in business development and project management, passionate about driving impactful initiatives to tackle environmental and social challenges.

I am the Business Development Director at Second Life, a leading social enterprise dedicated to ocean plastic collection and recycling in South-East Asia. We've recycled over 4,000 tons of ocean-bound plastic since 2020, working closely with local collectors.

My current focus lies in plastic footprint reduction, circularity, plastic-credits mechanisms, ocean-bound plastic waste management, and the associated environmental and societal considerations.

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P-Q-R

03.01, 03.06, 03.05, 05.01, 05.07, 09.01, 13.00, 16.01

Pooja Grover
MD, Strategy Consultant - DIA Brands

I lead a prominent brand consultancy, DIA Brands, in Singapore and have several clients across public and private sector. I am the Managing Director as well as a Strategy Director and I have been a brand consultant and a communications expert for over two decades. My work enables me to closely see how brands view sustainability efforts, and if they see it as an investment or a cost. I work closely with several brands to infuse purposed led branding and ESG focused brand messaging and communications.

My personal interest in sustainability has only grown these past few years and I am committed to work in both corporate sector and the community to bring small and big changes in the ways of daily consuming, working and living.

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P-Q-R

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Quentin Fouesnant
VP Sales – Zuno Carbon

Passionate about sustainability and technology, I have spent the last 10 years working in the energy, tech and sustainability sectors. I am VP of Sales at Zuno Carbon, a climate-tech providing end to end carbon management and ESG reporting solutions.

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P-Q-R

07.00, 12.00, 15.00, 15.01, 15.02, 15.03, 15.04, 15.05, 15.06, 16.00, 16.01, 16.02, 16.03, 16.04, 04.01, 04.02, 04.03, 04.04, 04.06, 04.07

Radhika Chavan
Co-Founder - Tulya

Radhika is the Co-founder of Tulyā, A Sustainability Management Accounting (SMA) Services company. Her work includes measurement and understanding of the impact environmental and social factors will have on the value creation for SMEs. She develops tailored tools and practices that integrate material topics (ESG & Business) with accounting statements line items to demonstrate financial impact of action vs inaction.

She has worked with Lehman Brothers, Barclays and IT services companies before starting her entrepreneurial journey in sustainability.

She is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and has been certified in SASB , PMP, CSM &  Design Thinking-MIT.

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P-Q-R

02.02, 15.00, 15.06, 16.00, 16.01, 16.02, 04.00, 04.01; 04.02, 04.03, 04.04, 04.05, 04.06, 04.07, 15.03

Roxane Uzureau Zhu
Executive Director - Beyond Now Impact

Ex-fashion designer and entrepreneur, Roxane first started in the fashion industry holding several Head designer positions for high-end and high street activewear brands, leading product development from specs and material sourcing to supply chain management and production. She, then, went on an unexpected and career changing entrepreneurial journey, which included co-founding barePack, a container-sharing business in Singapore. 

Roxane has also been engaged as a public speaker and expert advisor for all matters regarding sustainable materials and textiles, plastics economy, circular packaging, reuse models and recycling. She is currently a Sustainable Fashion Advisor and Curriculum Developer at the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (TaF.tc), delivering sustainability curriculum and support to students and management, respectively, and board advisor to the materials traceability and circularity platform Orobo.

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P-Q-R

01.00, 03.01, 03.02, 03.03, 05.07, 06.00, 08.00, 13.00, 14.01, 14.02, 14.04, 14.05, 14.06, 14.05, 14.06, 16.01, 16.03, 16.04

Rémi Cesaro
Founder & Director - Zero Waste City

Founder and Director of the consulting business Zero Waste City, Rémi provides engineering consulting services to large commercial and industrial facilities on waste management, energy efficiency, and packaging design.

He has gained a strong experience as a consultant covering a wide range of industries and technologies in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.

He is a certified TRUE Advisor (Total Resource Use Efficiency) by the U.S. Green Building Council Inc. This certification recognised his knowledge in Zero Waste programs and his ability to support businesses to achieve the TRUE Zero Waste certification.

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Sammie Ho Dumas
Social Impact & Sustainability Director

Sammie is the Director of Social Impact & Sustainability at Williams-Sonoma.

At Williams-Sonoma, she collaborates with leadership across the business to achieve the goal of 75% of products purchased from suppliers who offer worker wellbeing programs by 2030.

She is a CSR practitioner with 20 years of experience.  She has managed CSR and sustainability programs at Target, C&A, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Eagle Outfitters.

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S-T-U

06.00, 10.00, 03.03

Samuel Chauffaille
Managing Director AsiaPacific (excl. China) - Ecocert

In 2003, I joined International SOS, world leader of medical and security assistance services and relocated to Singapore in 2008 where I have spent my life since. I held different regional leadership roles and I was a founding member of the Sustainability Committee and initially led the S (Social) part. I was also leading the Environment pillar, with a special focus on the Ecovadis certification.

I enrolled at SMU back in Sept 2020 and graduated from the Sustainability and Sustainable Business executive masterclass in Dec 2020. In July 2021, I joined a local singaporean startup H3Dynamics with the ambition to decarbonize the aviation industry! And since May 2023, I am now the managing director AsiaPacific for Ecocert, world leader in certification for organic products. I am also the Singapore Ambassador (volunteer) for Ecomatcher to help brands fight climate change, one tree at a time.

Finally, I am a French Trade Advisor and part of the Sustainability Committee to strengthen bridges between France and Singapore on this crucial agenda.

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S-T-U

01.01, 09.01, 01.08, 02.01, 14.03, 12.00, 15.00, 15.04, 15.05, 04.01, 04.02

Sarah Grigsby
Executive Coach & Founder - Cultivating Wholeness

Founder of Cultivating Wholeness, a network-based global coaching and advisory firm, Sarah is a PCC ICF certified Executive Coach and acts as a catalyst for personal, cultural and organizational transformation.

She supports leaders of purpose-led start-ups or organisations to bring forth a profound shift in their strategy through regenerative principles and empower them to role model the behaviors driven by their values and purpose. Enabling their business to be a life-affirming positive force in stewarding our planet on a regenerative path.

To do so, she leverages more than 10 years of experience coaching senior leaders in MNCs through their cultural transformations across Asia, Europe, and North America combined by her rich personal development through adversity.

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S-T-U

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Shen Hui Tan
Co-founder - merchandise.blue, Founder - Kizuna

My first job was with a major consulting company in Japan. I appreciated my time there, but was always yearning to do something with a greater direct impact, and something that gives me a greater sense of purpose. I am blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world, and be exposed to different perspectives, ways of living and available alternatives!

A series of serendipitous events led to the founding of merchandise.blue with two highly experienced and interesting friends. Merchandise.blue offers merchandise like uniforms, towels and bags in more environmentally progressive textiles made of materials like seaweed, organic cotton and recycled fishing nets. 

When the opportunity to open Kizuna arose, it was clear that I wanted to apply similar values and principles to this physical space.

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S-T-U

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Shen Yang Chng
Undergraduate Student - University of Queensland

I am a graduate with a diploma in Business Management and transcript in Social Work, in hopes to pursue a career that combines both my passions for Community and Youth Development. I am studying my undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland under a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Environment and Society to develop a Strategic Change Network which blends the unity and harmony of the Eastern and Western Principles into a cohesive principle of humanity/仁爱

As a team player who loves working with people of various cultures, I have experienced many cultures through my volunteer experience and overseas immersion trip.

My hobbies involved watching Japanese anime, reading, photography, volunteering and experiencing the great outdoors of water and green spaces.

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S-T-U

01.03, 02.04, 05.08, 10.00, 14.05

Suman Majumdar
Sustainability Facilitator

I'm a freelance facilitator and I provide training, advisory and policy advocacy services to businesses on sustainability, climate change, ESG, circular economy, and related topics. With 33 years of experience, I held roles in India as a CSO in the JSW Group, Principal Counsellor on Sustainability with India's apex industry body CII, and Manager - Sustainability with Procter & Gamble.

Among other achievements, I pioneered Asia’s 1st Sustainability Awards, organised all events at COP-8, created the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative, set up the green building movement in India and co-created the world’s 1st ESG index for emerging economies (S&P).

I have a PhD and MTech in Environmental Engineering (IIT Bombay), and MSc in Environmental Sciences (JNU).

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S-T-U

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Sumathy Krishnan
Consultant, founder - Sustainpath

I am a sustainability cum social sector professional and a writer, all my passions and pursuits linked by the common thread of sustainability. I am driven by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy that "the difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems".

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S-T-U

01.03, 01.07, 16.02, 16.03, 16.04, 07.00, 10.00, 12.00

Tamara Wu
CEO - Liberty Society

I founded Liberty Society, a social enterprise of eco & impactful B2B merchandise & hampers that empowers marginalized women. Because of my passion to combine profit and purpose, my previous experiences in the intersection of corporations and nonprofits include being Head of Acquisition at Yuna&Co, Partnership manager at Digitaraya, a Google for Startup Accelerator, and Director of Second Chance, a non profit initiative focusing on child sponsorship & micro financing poor households.

I graduated from Biola University, double majoring in Sociology (Social Justice emphasis) and Communication Studies. I also mentor & consult for youth-led NGOs and social projects working for refugee groups, disaster relief, and rural community development.

Liberty Society was named #1 winner of Women Empowerment Principles award 2021. Most recently, i was one of the 14 Global Young Leaders for Generation 17, a program by Samsung & UNDP to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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S-T-U

01.03, 01.07, 01.08, 03.02, 03.01, 03.03, 10.00, 12.00, 13.00

Tatiana Siufi
Chief Strategy Officer - Vidacity

I am currently the co-founder of Vidacity, a new entrepreneurship ecosystem that aims to bring together startups, businesses, investors, and the community to drive innovation and tackle sustainability challenges.

Prior to Vidacity, I worked in large organizations (HP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Whirlpool Corporation, Optus/ Singtel) in several capacities but mostly managing and implementing sizeable projects.

My most recent role was to support Accenture to embed a sustainability mindset internally.

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S-T-U

03.01, 05.02, 05.03, 05.07, 05.08, 10.00, 11.00, 16.00, 16.03, 16.04

Thibaut Meurgue
Entrepreneur & It Sustainability Consultant, Co-founder – The Transmutation Principle, Climate Fresk Singapore Coordinator

I am Thibaut, French bald since 26 & bold since forever! Right now, I am a 1st time entrepreneur in the making. 

I come from an IT & software agency background so deeply into B2B and old-fashioned processes. I came to realize that sustainability cannot be only about consumers and half-measures. I also realized IT Sustainability was much underrated and not understood by most companies. It came quite as a surprise for me since I always considered IT Sustainability as one of the best ways to merge both ROI & Sustainability to make the latter sound acceptable, actionable, and realistic. Having seen that, I wanted to make a change in my own way. 

My dedication came from the desire to be able to look my future kids in the eye and tell them that I tried to make the world a better place. 

I am also drawn to uncommon & less popular causes, which is why e-waste caught my attention. While it’s not as “buzzy” as plastic waste or consumer recycling, it has the potential to have a greater impact, especially in Asia.

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S-T-U

01.07, 02.01, 02.02, 02.03, 02.04, 05.06, 15.00, 15.03, 04.04, 04.06

Tim Wieringa
People Transformation Director - Hive17

I am a change management practitioner with more than 12 years of experience in this field. In this context I have accompanied various initiatives to drive operational excellence, to improve cross-silo collaboration, and strengthen leadership qualities. In addition, I accompanied companies to establish new strategies, values and behaviours with the result to nudge cultures.

With Hive17, I focus on supporting companies along their sustainability journey. Key questions are how are the targets & strategies implemented across the organisation? And how can we create a culture that leads to success in sustainability.

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S-T-U

03.03, 04.01, 04.06, 04.07, 05.03, 05.05, 16.01, 16.02, 16.03, 12.00, 15.03, 14.01, 14.03

Tomo Hamakawa
Managing Director - Earth Company / Mana Earthly Paradise

Tomo is a seasoned development professional having lived and worked in various corners of the world from the Tibetan plateau, Indian drylands, Indonesian tropics, to Japanese metropolises. He has extensive field experience working for international and local development NGOs across Asia and Africa, including Kopernik, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and the World Bank. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo.

Tomo has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and was an Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellow (2008) and Innovation Fellow (2020) at the East-West Center. In 2014 Tomo was awarded the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award.

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S-T-U

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Vincent Desclaux
Managing Director - Palo IT

I have been working in Asia for the past 12 years (Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore since 2014) within the digital and technology space.

I have founded and run several companies in different sectors such as IT Consulting, Education, and the F&B business.

I am passionate about how to use technology as a force for good.

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Violaine Balland
Head of Procurement - Wilhelmsen Ships Service

I am a leader in Procurement with over 15 years of experience spanning diverse industries such as Energy, Rail and Maritime across regions including Europe, Australia and Singapore. I believe Procurement has the huge responsibility to influence the supply chain to make a difference for our planet and communities. This belief fuels my passion and elevate my ambitions. There are countless opportunities to embed sustainable practices in Procurement, which fascinates me!

Virgile Viasnoff
Professor, Mechanobiology – NUS, CNRS

Virgile is an academic researcher who works for the CNRS (France) and the National University of Singapore. He heads an international collaborative lab between Singapore and France at the mechanobiology institute.

He is also in charge of the transition towards more sustainable practices in the lab and in the institute. He has already implemented various actions covering energy efficiency, consumables usage reduction, waste management...

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V-W-X

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Wee Leng Tay
Founder - Upcircle

I am the founder of Upcircle, a startup that makes it easy for the community to participate in the circular economy. Upcircle also works with property management companies and grassroots leaders to divert valuable resources from households away from waste streams. As a champion of resource circularity, I leveraged my experience working in tech companies like Apple and Siemens, to launch an app that enables peer-to-peer crowdsourcing of materials. The app successfully grew to 1,200 registered users with more than 100 listed projects within 3 months of launch, enabling more than 1,000 units of items transacted.

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V-W-X

03.01, 05.06, 05.08, 10.00

Yasser Amin
Chief Stridy Officer

Organizing weekly beach cleanup sessions over the past three years gave Yasser a deep appreciation for both coastal and inland nature environments. Other than being an environmental advocate, he emphasizes on the value of community building, and actively connects various organizations & individuals together in the spirit of civic engagement.

Yasser is currently the Chief Stridy Officer at Stridy which is a not-for-profit that focuses on tackling waste management issues worldwide such as littering

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Y-Z

05.01, 05.06, 10.00, 14.03

Yen Lyng Loh
Marketing & Sales Director - A1 Environment

Coming from a background of digital media, film-making, and digital marketing, Yen-Lyng fell into the sustainability field when she joined a waste management company as a Recycling Ambassador. During that time, she saw the many intricacies and challenges facing the very overlooked and underappreciated world of waste. So, when given the opportunity of working on a coffee recycling project, Yen-Lyng jumped at it. She will tell you more about her why and what of coffee recycling in her sharing and the challenges of lauching sustainable projects.

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Zofia Chlapowski
Stakeholder Engagement

I have more than 20 years experience leading change and transformation in Europe, Africa and Asia. I have had the privilege of managing and contributing to diverse industries, organisation (Humanitarian and corporate) to secure engagement and impact. In my last role I worked in a large MNC supply chain environment engaging external partners to increase our impact in sustainability.

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Zuzana Dzurillova
Founder and Director - Tamotsu Institute

Zuzana is experienced risk management consultant, project manager and trainer. She is Director at Tamotsu Institute, a sustainability consulting firm, and Programme Lead for corporate trainings at The Matcha Initiative. She views sustainability from the risk management perspective, making companies aware of the financial risks and opportunities involved.

She has studied Sustainability Leadership at the Imperial College of London and is certified in Sustainability and Climate Risk by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and in Recommendations of the Task force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure by the TCFD.

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