Ecosperity Week 2020: From Crisis to Opportunity

Ecosperity Week takes place from 6 to 8 July 2020 in Singapore.

About Ecosperity Week

Ecosperity Week is a confluence of multiple thematic events that collectively define the sustainability priorities of corporations today. The annual platform gathers global business leaders, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and academia to drive action on sustainable development. 

Themed “Tomorrow Starts Today! From Crisis to Opportunity”, Ecosperity Week 2020 will focus on opportunities for businesses to innovate, collaborate and scale up solutions in four key areas: zero-carbon energy systems, resource-efficient materials, future food production and sustainable finance.

Key highlights of Ecosperity Week 2020 include the Ecosperity Conference and experiential solutions showcase presented by Temasek; the first-ever Singapore Sustainable Investing & Finance Conference in partnership with BlackRock and IFC; The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale pitch sessions; roundtable discussions; and public lectures.

Ecosperity Week 2020 will take place from 6 to 8 July 2020 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, in Marina Bay Sands Singapore. 

Ecosperity Week 2020 is co-located with the biennial World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.


About Ecosperity Week

Ecosperity Week is a confluence of multiple thematic events that collectively define the sustainability priorities of corporations today. The annual platform gathers global business leaders, policy-makers,

investors, entrepreneurs and academia to drive action on sustainable development. 

Themed “Tomorrow Starts Today: From Crisis to Opportunity”, Ecosperity Week 2020 will focus on opportunities for businesses to innovate, collaborate and scale up solutions in four key areas: zero-carbon energy systems, resource-efficient materials, future food production and sustainable finance.

Key highlights of Ecosperity Week 2020 include the Ecosperity Conference and experiential solutions showcase presented by Temasek; the first-ever Singapore Sustainable Investing & Finance Conference in partnership with BlackRock and IFC; The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale pitch sessions; roundtable discussions; and public lectures.

Ecosperity Week 2020 will take place from 6 to 8 July 2020 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, in Marina Bay Sands Singapore. 

Ecosperity Week 2020 is co-located with the biennial World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore.


 

Ecosperity Week Partner Events


Ecosperity Conference 2020
by Temasek

7 July 2020

Since 2014, Temasek has hosted the annual Ecosperity Conference to share and advocate for a sustainable pathway of growth. 2020 marks the start of the Decade of Action, which calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to all the world’s biggest challenges. The pace of population growth, coupled with implications from climate change, will increase pressure on our living environment and existing natural resources. But today's crisis is also tomorrow's opportunity.

Themed "Tomorrow Starts Today! From Crisis to Opportunity", the Ecosperity Conference 2020 will gather global business leaders, policy-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and academia from the region and beyond to deep dive into opportunities in the areas of sustainable finance, resource efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainable food systems.

Visit the Ecosperity Conference page for details.



Ecosperity Conversations: Special Edition
by Temasek

7 July 2020

These sessions are a special edition of Temasek’s ongoing Ecosperity Conversations series, as part of the line-up of events during Ecosperity Week 2020. Inspiring explorers and global leaders will share their personal experiences and expertise in creating game-changing innovations for a more sustainable future. Participants will also get to visit the Ecosperity Imaginarium, an experiential showcase for visitors to explore and experience the breakthroughs that lie ahead of us in the way we generate energy, manufacture materials and produce food. 

Visit the 2019 Ecosperity Conversations: Special Edition page for details on last year's event.



Green Belt and Road Initiative Roundtable
by BRIGC and MEWR

8 July 2020

The substantial ever growing needs on implementing UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and similarly the need to make progress towards the Paris Agreement targets require governments, local and international development agencies, think tanks, private sectors, civil societies and other stakeholders to work together to maximise efforts on green development. In this regard, the BRI International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC), jointly initiated by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China and international partners in 2019, seeks to promote international cooperation and concerted actions to achieve green development of BRI, integrate sustainable development into the BRI through joint efforts, and facilitate countries along BRI to implement strong integration of environment and development elements of the SDGs. 

In collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore (MEWR), the BRIGC will convene the Green Belt and Road Initiative Roundtable on 8 July 2020 in Singapore, in conjunction with the Ecosperity Week, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESG), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and World Cities Summit (WCS). Bringing together policy makers, business leaders, academics and the civil society, the Roundtable aims to share insights and knowledge, and foster constructive dialogue and partnerships for greening the BRI and promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Visit the BRIGC website for details.



Singapore Sustainable Investing & Financing Conference 2020
by BlackRock, IFC, Temasek

8 July 2020

BlackRock, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Temasek will convene the first-ever Singapore Sustainable Investing & Financing Conference (SSIFC) on 8 July 2020. Themed “Bridging the Gap – Advancing Asia’s Sustainable Future”, the conference is designed to spark deep conversations about the drivers needed to catalyse sustainable investing and financing. Leveraging the combined networks and expertise across our three organisations, SSIFC will bring together key actors from the Asia-Pacific region, including senior level representatives from central banks, SWFs, financial institutions, private banks, government agencies and corporates.

Visit the SSIFC webpage for details.


Stewardship Commons 2020
by Stewardship Asia Centre

6 July 2020

The Stewardship Commons is an action platform curated by Stewardship Asia Centre to bring together a network of responsible and committed organisations across Asia, for interaction and consultation towards developing best practices and standards, and to catalyse change in identified areas related to stewardship of the environment. The event addresses key topics related to the roles businesses can play in solving sustainable development challenges, and what opportunities businesses should begin to drive independently and in partnership with stakeholders for better, more efficient outcomes.

Held as part of Ecosperity Week 2020, the event convenes a business community session to encourage the positive transformation of global economic systems through the adoption of science-based targets for companies and cities. The Stewardship Commons will host distinguished global thought leaders and key practitioners and together define what it means to do enough to ensure our planet remains habitable for future generations. 

Visit the Stewardship Asia Centre website for details.



The Liveability Challenge
by Temasek Foundation

8 July 2020

The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. Offering Asia's biggest prize for sustainability solutions, and the only platform seeking ideas for cities in the world's tropical belt, The Liveability Challenge is a key highlight in Singapore's calendar of sustainability events. 

Between 14 January to 17 April 2020, the Challenge is calling for ground-breaking technologies that help in urban food production, circular packaging and decarbonisation, to make cities in the tropics sustainable and future-ready. Finalists will pitch their solutions to some of Asia's most sought-after investors at The Liveability Challenge Grand Finale on 8 July 2020 for the chance to secure up to S$1 million in funding and other exclusive opportunities.

Visit www.theliveabilitychallenge.org for details.



Youth Ecosperity Dialogue
by Temasek Foundation

5 - 10 July 2020

The Youth Ecosperity Dialogue (YED) is an annual platform where student leaders from institutes of higher learning across Asia come together to discuss the challenges in sustainability and collaborate on solutions for a better tomorrow. It is a platform to connect youth environment leaders of tomorrow with global thought leaders and like-minded international corporations to understand green technology and build a community with other inspirational student environment leaders across Asia.

Other highlights of the programme include a SMU-X experience with faculty from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at the Singapore Management University (SMU). YED participants will investigate and collaborate with each other to solve real world business cases, with an emphasis on sustainable solutions. 

The Youth Ecosperity Dialogue is supported by Temasek Foundation, in partnership with Ecosperity Week 2020.

Visit the YED 2020 webpage for details.



World 50 Program
by World 50

8 July 2020

World 50 consists of private peer communities that enable CEOs and C-level executives at globally respected organisations to discover better ideas, share valuable experiences and build relationships that make a lasting impact.


 

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