A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on 17 November 2017 to promote corporate sustainability in the maritime industry. The initiatives under the MoU include provision of training on sustainability reporting and a C-suite level roundtable.
GCNS looks forward to working closely with MPA in encouraging more companies in the maritime industry to adopt corporate sustainability, especially in encouraging more listed companies in this industry to fulfil the SGX sustainability reporting requirements.
Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) will be organising a Sustainable Solutions Expo from 5 - 6 June 2018. Held in conjunction with Temasek's Ecosperity, Stewdardship Asia Centre's Stewardship Roundtable and GCNS CEO Roundtable, the Expo will showcase regional SMEs which provide sustainable solutions under one roof. Uniting these SMEs from different sub-sectors through inclusive and collaborative approach provides a fresh lens in promoting sustainability.
The objective of the Expo is to position Singapore as the regional nucleus for showcasing innovative sustainable solutions. Collateral benefits include connecting like-minded businesses, facilitating the sharing of best practices in sustainability, and providing a platform to attract investors and other players interested in sustainable financing.
An introductory session was held on 16 November 2017 at SBF Centre to provide potential partners and exhibitors at the Expo a better overview of the Expo. GCNS invited Mr James Tan, Chairman of BANSEA and Managing Partner of Quest Ventures and Mr Colin Lee, Director of Corporate Affairs, Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings to share insights on "Considerations when making an investment choice" and "Business opportunities as part of an MNC's sustainable value chain". Mr Wilson Ang, Executive Director of GCNS moderated the sessions. Participants had a fruitful discussion and were able to have a better understanding on how investors and MNCs make investment decisions.