Venture capital saviours? | Future of corporate responsibility | Unleash-ed talents

“Ethical Markets sees EcoBusiness ‘s $1.3 trillion as under-stated! Our Green Transition Scoreboard 2018 stats and research  shows a cumulative $9.3 trillion already privately invested in green sectors worldwide since 2009!

~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

Did you know that there’s a $1.3 trillion market for cleantech globally? Yet, less than 2 per cent of start-ups in Asia are focused on this sector, and under 10 per cent of global cleantech venture capital investment goes to entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region.

This is why we have teamed up with Temasek Foundation Ecosperity to present The Liveability Challenge, which helps close the gap on financing for these desperately-needed solutions. After a two month global search, we’ve picked six teams to pitch their projects to a panel of venture capitalists and investors at our grand finale next Wednesday, 11 July at Marina Bay Sands at the World Cities Summit.

We have a few spaces left so drop us a note with your details to [email protected] to get a pass.

In other news, our Changing Course climate change exhibition is drawing to a close after a successful launch last month. As a last hurrah, we are hosting a documentary screening and reception this Sunday for those who’d like to join us.

We are also looking for passionate individuals to join our ever-growing team. If you love to write, or have experience in media sales, please get in touch!
Jessica Cheam
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