The EU Commission’s European Green Deal and Singapore’s Sustainability Concept Plan show the importance of Sustainability for both the EU Commission and the Singapore Government. The European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) has similarly embraced the topic of Sustainability as the main focus of its activities in 2020.
Through a series of Sustainability Sharing Sessions, EuroCham has highlighted and celebrated the sustainability initiatives of companies across different industries, and on the 17th of November, 2020, the best of these sustainability practices will be recognised and acknowledged at the virtual Sustainability Awards Seminar. We will celebrate the winners of the Sustainability Awards in five categories – Circular Economy, Smart Mobility, Clean and Efficient Energy, Sustainable Food and Nutrition, and Green Finance. During this seminar, we also will proudly present EuroCham’s Sustainability Whitebook 2020.
The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore is pleased to announce that Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission will grace the occasion with her remarks at the 2020 EuroCham Sustainability Awards Seminar. The inaugural awards ceremony will be held virtually on the 17th of November, 2020 at 4 pm SGT/ 9 am CEST.
Ursula von der Leyen will join our Guest-Of-Honour, Grace Fu Hai Yien, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore, Federico Donato, President of the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore in congratulating the five winners of the 2020 EuroCham Sustainability Awards.
Join us as we celebrate the winners of the five categories – Circular Economy, Smart Mobility, Clean and Efficient Energy, Sustainable Food and Nutrition, and Green Finance. Complimentary tickets are available below.
4:00 pm Welcome Address
4:05 pm Opening Remarks
- Federico Donato, President of EuroCham
4:15 pm Remarks
- Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
- Barbara Plinkert, Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore
- Grace Fu Hai Yien, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
4:35 pm Launch of the Sustainability Whitebook
4:40 pm Judges Remarks
4:45 pm Presentation and Announcement of the Winners
- Winner of the Circular Economy category
- Winner of the Green Finance category
- Winner of the Smart Mobility category
- Winner of the Clean and Efficient Energy category
- Winner of the Sustainable Food and Nutrition category
5:30 pm Moderated Q&A session
- Moderated by Manisha Tank
5:55 pm Conclusion Remarks
- Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore to the European Union
- Nele Cornelis, Executive Director, EuroCham Singapore
6:00 pm End of the Programme
Manisha Tank is an award-winning journalist, with more than 19 years of experience in the industry and believes in broadcasting as an incredible power for positive change and progress. Anchoring for CNN International in both Hong Kong and London, she has hosted a number of flagship shows including World Business Today, News Stream (Winner Asian TV Awards – Best TV News Program) and Talk Asia, a product of CNNi Vision, interviewing A-list or pioneering celebrities such as Robert De Niro and Ed Sheeran, as well as many others. Prior to CNN, Manisha was one of the lead business news anchors for BBC World TV (London and New York), BBC News 24 and for domestic mainstream outlets, notably breakfast news. Apart from her broadcasting work, Manisha hosts and moderates panel debates and is an Emcee, for events in Singapore and across the region. In her spare time, she is also an advocate for volunteering, serving on the outreach committee of Singapore’s Dover Park Hospice, and serves on the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore’s media sub-committee. Never one to turn down opportunities to expand her boundaries, Manisha is now a radio personality as well, having just joined The Breakfast Huddle on MONEY FM 89.3.