Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Food Security)

June 26, 2014 by  
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Conversations on Sustainable Singapore (Food Security) cover Together with Nature Society (Singapore) and SMU verts, Green Future Solutions co-organised 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore, with the objectives to understand people’s thoughts and stories, and to generate constructive and specific suggestions for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review conducted by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

The Conversations on Sustainable Singapore were held over three sessions and focused on the following topics:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

The third session of the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore: Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste) was held on 24 May 2014. The discussions and suggestions during the session are compiled in the following report for submission to MEWR as potential inputs for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review, and also sent to the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) for their reference and consideration for action.

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Conversations on Sustainable Singapore – Reading Materials

May 20, 2014 by  
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Together with Nature Society (Singapore) and SMU verts, Green Future Solutions co-organised 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore, with the objectives to understand people’s thoughts and stories, and to generate constructive and specific suggestions for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review conducted by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

The Conversations on Sustainable Singapore are held over three sessions and focus on the following topics:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

For each session, a 2-page reading material on the topic was sent to the participants before the session, so that they can read up on the topic and come prepared with suggestions.

The reading materials are posted below for your reference: Read more

Conversations on Sustainable Singapore

April 7, 2014 by  
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Conversations on Sustainable Singapore

Do you wish to see a more sustainable Singapore and have good ideas to share? We’re pleased to announce that Nature Society (Singapore), SMU verts and Green Future Solutions are co-organising 3 Conversations on Sustainable Singapore for you to discuss specific topics and share suggestions.

The aim of the conversations is to generate constructive and specific suggestions, which would be submitted for the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint review by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

You’re invited to join us for the conversations! The sessions will be held at the SMU Administration Building, Level 6 University Lounge, on the following dates and time, with a specific topic for each session:

26 Apr 2014, Sat (0830 – 1300)
Energy and Climate Change

4 May 2014, Sun (0830 – 1300)
Waste and the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

24 May 2014, Sat (0830 – 1300)
Food Security (Food Supply and Food Waste)

We’re opening up 50 seats to the public for each session. For more info and to sign up for the conversations, click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aufR_Luk6OoCOrs58vHVPiB-TbF4fQW58nCmdAFjXuo/viewform

We look forward to your participation in the Conversations on Sustainable Singapore!

10 Global Sustainability Megaforces That Will Impact Every Business

July 30, 2012 by  
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What are the sustainability megaforces that will impact every business over the next 20 years? Is your company ready to address the risks and opportunities arising from these megaforces? This article highlights the 10 global sustainability megaforces listed in KPMG’s recent report, and shares how businesses can take action and turn risks into opportunities in our uncertain future.

In Feb 2012, KPMG published a report titled, Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world. The report explains that over the next 20 years, businesses will be exposed to several environmental and social changes that could bring both risks and opportunities. Despite the challenges, businesses can actually thrive by turning the risks into opportunities, with proper foresight and planning.

The report highlights 10 global sustainability megaforces that will impact every business over the next 20 years:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Energy and Fuel
  3. Material Resource Scarcity
  4. Water Scarcity
  5. Population Growth
  6. Urbanization
  7. Wealth
  8. Food Security
  9. Ecosystem Decline
  10. Deforestation Read more