Which government department in Singapore is in-charge of pushing for sustainable business? The answer is none.
There are several government agencies and departments working on different environmental policies, and green initiatives and funding schemes, but there is no one department in-charge of helping businesses in Singapore to be more sustainable in a holistic way.
Although there is a whole-of-government approach to the environment at the top level, there are still silos and gaps at the operational level. Businesses that are interested to be more sustainable usually have to speak to different agencies and departments separately. Read more
The Singapore Budget 2014 speech will be delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in Parliament next Friday.
At Green Business Singapore, our top wish for this year’s Budget is to see the government introducing a Sustainability and Innovation Credit (SIC) scheme, similar to the existing popular Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme that is supposed to end in FY 2015.
With rising public awareness on sustainability and increased risks from climate change, food disruptions and energy price fluctuations, most businesses including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand the need to reduce their environmental impacts, especially in terms of energy, water and waste. However, they are usually constrained by the lack of trained manpower and resources to take action. Read more
Do you wish to know more about the environmental scene in Singapore? Find out now from our 5th edition of the Singapore Green Landscape!
The Singapore Green Landscape 2014 provides a review of 128 key environmental news in Singapore last year, and highlights the 8 key reports that are related to the environment.
It also gives an introduction to the 36 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), 36 green groups, 16 business associations and groups, 39 green websites, 25 government agencies, and 44 institutes and centres in Singapore, which are related to the environment.
We hope that this publication is useful for everyone who wishes to know more about the state of the environment in Singapore, find and connect with the environmental organisations in Singapore, or explore personal and business opportunities. This publication is free for download. Feel free to share this with others.
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This workshop is for those working in environmental NGOs and green groups or non-profits, and aims to provide a basic overview and tips on using free web tools to help your organisation do better in your work. The topics covered include:
- Listen to your stakeholders (how to use Google Alerts, Google Trends, and Feedly)
- Creating and maintaining your website or blog (about WordPress, plugins, writing and SEO)
- Using email newsletter (how to use Mailchimp)
- Sharing and engagement with your audience (tips for Facebook and editorial calendar)
- Tracking website statistics (using Google Analytics)
Date: 19 Feb 2014, Wed
Venue: Mettle Work, 50 Lorong 17 Geylang, Singapore 388570 Read more
The first “Our SG Conversation for the Green Community” was held in Jan 2013, and was initiated by Faizah Jamal, Nominated Member of Parliament (Environment and Heritage) People and Civic Sector, and Eugene Tay, Director of Green Future Solutions. The diverse views of the green community, which included environmental NGOs and groups; individual environment, animal and wildlife activists; and environmental businesses, associations and research academics, added an important voice to the overall national “Our SG Conversation”.
After the conversation, there was feedback that the conversation format was useful in seeking and discussing views and issues, and that there should be more conversations focusing on specific environmental issues and to open them to the public. Subsequently, another “Our Singapore Conversation on Green Spaces” was organised by Nature Society (Singapore) and Young NTUC in Nov 2013 to focus on green spaces and their importance and conservation. Read more