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Sustainability and green finance can be highly complex subjects as they comprise a multitude of disciplines. Recent years have seen the creation of a variety of advisor and consulting firms specialising on sustainability. In this episode, Wee Boon Siong, CEO of RHT Green which specialises in advising on sustainability and green finance, discusses how RHT Green helps corporates in their sustainability journey, something increasingly key to their operations and fund raising. Boon Siong provides insights on two aspects. He first discusses, the actual nuts and bolts of advising organisations in sustainable value creation strategies and also the partnering with clients to capture sustainability opportunities. He then focuses on the green finance aspect of the work, especially capital raising such as a Singapore-based green fund focused on SMEs.
ABOUT BOON SIONG. Wee Boon Siong has over 30 years’ experience in various industries, holding different responsibilities in research departments, user organizations and vendor service providers. In particular, he spent many years in insurance companies and is still closely associated with the industry as a partner. He is familiar with the regional markets having been in charge of the whole Asia Pacific region when he was with CallidusCloud, and has intimate knowledge of China, Indonesia, and Vietnam markets as he had direct responsibilities to set up offices and manage the operation there to support the regional expansion. In addition, he has some knowledge of several Asian languages. He spent several years in government service and hence understand both public and private sectors well. Boon Siong read mathematics at Cambridge University and graduated with triple first class honours in 1990. He also holds a diploma in auctorial science from the Institute of Actuaries.
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