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In this podcast, Troy Carter, co-founder & CEO of Earthshot Labs talks of putting together an international collaboration to help learn what it takes to protect nature. Earthshot Labs is pioneering a high tech solution to help empower communities with small scale, low-tech and high-touch fixes to the ecological crisis. With the use of simulations t…
 
If you are an innovator in clean energy, smart grids, carbon markets and electric vehicles anywhere in the world there are four reasons you should consider being in Singapore. IP Protection. R&D support. Green finance. Supportive customers. And the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore should be on your list of organizations to visit. In its …
 
There is something beautiful about timber that makes it the construction material of choice for some of the iconic tourism projects . Add to that, the efficiency that comes from prefab constriction. For timber to have its rightful place in the sustainable world, digital technologies will have to tell you exactly where it comes from and about how it…
 
To understand the international nature of new food, you can follow the career of Eugene Wang. He took his Taiwanese Buddhist family's recipe to California ten years back to make seafood substitutes. The New England crab cakes made from plant protein are his personal favorite. Then he came back to Singapore where space is at a premium to work on mak…
 
Not all companies can say exactly where they are on their path to a net zero carbon footprint. Siemens can. And the technology it uses to do so is now also available to others. Listen to this podcast with Sunil Yadav, Head Building Performance & Sustainability to know the four components of the solution that Siemens has for buildings and data cente…
 
In a warming world, the need for cooling will only rise. nEXERGY, a company founded by Lekha Patmanathan helps customers in Singapore and the ASEAN region use ClimaCheck, to monitor cooling systems. Cooling solutions are expensive equipment and squeezing performance out of them not only helps companies manage their expenses but also avoid expensive…
 
Net zero pledges by large global corporations should help grow this market. Balancing quality of projects with streamlined processes and transparent information is key. Anton Root, Head of Research at Allied Crowds , a company that enables finance for the SDGs demystifies the market for us. The market size of voluntary carbon offset markets in land…
 
If quality clean technology products exist, results based financing can help create markets for them How can you ensure that markets do not collapse when incentives are withdrawn? In this podcast, Martijn Veen Global Head of Energy at SNV tells us how. There are four things really: There has to be a data driven mechanism to allocate incentives. The…
 
Why should industrial and commercial customers in ASEAN adopt microgrid solutions? Canopy Power, the company founded by Sujay Malve, has been setting up microgrids for remote resorts in the Asia Pacific region. Customers have been benefiting from the money saved from diesel. But post pandemic, Sujay hopes that a focus on attracting sustainability c…
 
What can Singapore tell us about urban sustainability? Ken Hickson has been working in Singapore since the early 1980s. He published his first book on sustainability in 2009. In a weak moment, he would say "give up" because it is "like banging your head". But the moment quickly passes. In this inspiring podcast, Ken, who just celebrated his 77th bi…
 
Crowdfunding can be a powerful tool. Not, however, if you think of it as the next cool thing. In my conversation with Davinia Cogan she provides the following advice. Entrepreneurs will have to do the ground work and prepare for a campaign. Incubators will have to really understand their companies and support them with fundraising over several year…
 
Crowdfunding is a serious option for funding clean energy businesses The market took a bit of a hit last year but is still in a very respectable shape Davinia Cogan, who has literally written the book on crowdfunding for clean energy access talks about the different types of crowdfunding and how the markets have reacted to covid. In Davinia's words…
 
What makes rural business in climate friendly technologies so hard to build? Nancy Wimmer should know why. Thanks to support from Good Energies Foundation she has spent a decade in Bangladesh, a country that has built rural renewable energy businesses like no other. A few highlights of what she has learnt: It requires dogged determination . It requ…
 
Gavriel Landau, the founder of Charm Impact, is developing a crowdlending platform for local clean energy entrepreneurs. Can crowdlending make access to finance more equitable? Gavriel Landau is certainly trying. Through Charm Impact he would like to make crowd funding accessible to teams run by entrepreneurs who have been neglected by institutiona…
 
Should the construction industry care about sand? And, if so, how? In a carbon obsessed world of climate professionals, it is easy to forget about sand. In his excellent book describing various solutions to avoid a climate disaster, Mr. Bill Gates says "concrete is even harder (to find a carbon friendly way of making). To make it, you mix together …
 
Learning so much about a sustainability topic that you just have to share? In this podcast, Kiran Pereira tells me how her curiosity about a common (too common) natural product just kept her going. To write a Masters thesis, to contribute articles, to start her website and then to publish her book. If this is a dream you share too, as Kiran says, t…
 
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