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Drivers and Barriers to Going “Green” for SMEs

As the journey towards a green future deepens, SMEs increasingly need to adopt a regenerative business model. Sustainability is not just your obligation to the environment but makes good business sense. How can local business sectors be empowered to adopt a holistic approach amidst uncertainty over costs and risks?

Date

Sep 13 2022

Time

10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 12 - 13 2022
  • Time: 10:45 pm - 12:45 am

Location

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 406

Speakers

  • Cynthia Handriani Wijaya
    Cynthia Handriani Wijaya
    Head of Business Development & Investor Relations, Daya Selaras Group

    At 18 years old, Cynthia Handriani Wijaya graduated as Valedictorian for her bachelor’s degree – Prof. Accounting in Macquarie University, Sydney. At the age of 19, she joined her family business which has been in the paper and corrugated carton packaging industry for more than 40 years. Daya Selaras Group (DSG) is a sustainable industrial hub linking the industrial loop from wastepaper material to corrugated carton packaging through its network of partners and/or affiliates in the paper recycling, industrial paper, corrugated carton, and logistics sectors, hence forming a circular value chain. Cynthia started off in the internal audit team and was later the Assistant Chief Financial Officer. Her strong passion for the circular economy and zero waste movement led the company’s projects to build a closed-loop or circular system for wastepaper. She is now the Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at DSG.

  • Ted Chen Chiu-Hao
    Co-Founder & CEO, Evercomm Singapore

    Ted Chen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Evercomm Singapore – “one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing Sustainability AI companies in the cleantech sector.” Evercomm is a Singapore Digital (SG:D) Accredited company and works closely with the United Nations and various governments worldwide to pilot industry-scale sustainability transformation initiatives. He is also the youngest to receive the prestigious Singapore Energy Award and recognized as one of the digital pioneers by the Singapore Committee on the Future Economy (CFE).

    Beside Evercomm, Ted is an expert technical partner for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Telecommunication Union’s Generation Connect board member, Science Policy Focal Point for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY), and a Global Public Entrepreneurial Policy Liaison on the 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee. Ted has notably received the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and made it to World Cities Summit Young Leader and Forbes’ Inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia List.

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