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A Rough Guide to the Environmental Movement in Singapore from 2000 to 2020

The environmental movement in Singapore can be roughly categorised into 4 time periods: Before 2000: Conservation and Protection 2000-2010: The Golden Age 2010-2015: One Step Forward, 2 Steps Back 2015-2020: Rise of the Youth Before 2000: Conservation and Protection The focus by NGOs before 2000 was on environmental protection and…

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3 Takeaways from SGX-listed Companies’ Sustainability Reporting

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) at the NUS Business School recently published a study report on “Sustainability Reporting – Progress and Challenges“. The study reviewed the sustainability reporting performance of Singapore-listed companies after SGX mandated a new listing rule in 2016, which…

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5 Principles for Companies to Avoid Greenwashing

As more companies declare that they are sustainable, there are some who are not being honest or who overstate their so-called green practices or products. Greenwashing is a term used to describe the perception of consumers that they are being misled by a company regarding the environmental practices of the…

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A Simple Guide to Reduce and Recycle Waste in Your Company

Is your company interested to reduce waste and implement a recycling programme? Are you looking for tips to start recycling in your company? First, you would need to form a team and get commitment from your top management and colleagues. Conduct a waste audit and find ways to minimise waste…

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Can Shopping Malls in Singapore Reduce Waste by 50%

Since 2014, all large shopping malls in Singapore with more than 4,600 square meters of Net Lettable Area are required by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to have mandatory reporting of waste data and submission of waste reduction plans. In 2018, 184 malls are involved in mandatory waste reporting. Every…

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