Sustainability Lecture Series
The Singapore Sustainability Lecture Series was initiated by NTU’s Sustainable Earth Peak in close collaboration with many Singaporean project partners in order to give a stage to globally eminent and pioneering figures in sustainability and in a manner that permits and encourages the free exchange of ideas. For instance, our inaugural event was a joint initiative of NTU and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on 11th Oct 2012 at the SGX building and featured Richard Sandor, one of the founding fathers of financial futures to introduce and lead the discussion about the use of derivatives and financial instruments for sustainability and achieving a more optimal use of resources. As with all of our events, the SGX talk had a high caliber audience of Singaporean leaders, including Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of State for the Ministries of Finance and Transport.
The Singapore Sustainability Lecture Series is becoming a leading forum in which Singapore and NTU together are motivating and supporting the innovation and invention of groundbreaking ideas in sustainability that are uniquely suited for Singapore and Southeast Asia. This series will continue to make the vital global connections between research, business, practitioners and stakeholders. In other words, we are together fully embracing through this series a spirit of on going challenge and adventure in which Singaporean and global leaders discuss ways to take the next big steps forward in the whole sustainability paradigm and by recognising the excellent economic opportunities in making Singapore the leading nation for providing sustainable solutions, management systems, governance concepts and technologies.
The next event was 24th April 2013 featuring Reto Ringger, a sustainable investment pioneer. These discussion have been a high profile and visible gatherings that will brought together hundreds of guests and participants, to connect us to thousands more in our growing global network of sustainability business, thought leaders and policy makers.