In this April issue:
Sustainable Finance: Why it matters to companies
Date: 4 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 - 10.00 am
Venue: Online

Webinar: HR Committee Meeting - Sustainability & The Leadership Role of HR
Date: 5 June 2020 (Friday)
Time: 9.30 am - 11.00 am
Venue: Online
Sustainable Business Classes: Carbon 101
 Increasing Profits While Lowering Emissions
Date: 11 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am - 10.00 am
Venue: Online

Sustainable Business Classes: Circular Economy Metrics for Business by Business
Date: 18 June 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 - 10.00 am
Venue: Online

Europe Business Luncheon with the President of the Republic of Singapore: Halimah Yacob
New Date: 28 August 2020 (Friday)
Time: 11.30 - 2.30 pm
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
​1 Fullerton Square
049178 Singapore

The safety of all attendees is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation
and will implement further precautionary measures as and when announced by the government.
FULLY SUBSCRIBED EVENT - On the 28th of April 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held a European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Session on Green Finance in collaboration with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce. During this webinar, we had 6 fantastic speakers and panelists from the financial sector.  Presenting at the event were 3 EuroCham members; from ING, Herry Cho, alongside Swiss Re with Ieva Segura Cobos and the World Gold Council, with Andrew Naylor. We also had non-profit and governmental representatives with us: Gillian Tan from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), with Helena Wright from the World Wildlife Fund. The event was in cooperation with the National University of Singapore, and their associate professor Mr Johan Sulaeman moderated the session. A big thank you to all participants, speakers, and the EU Ambassador to Singapore Barbara Plinkert for conducting the welcome remarks.

On April 29th, 2020, we held a webinar together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce on Growing Asia's Infrastructure in the next decade. At the webinar we had speakers from Infrastructure Asia (Seth Tan), One Works (Giulio De Carli), EDHEC Infra (Frederic Blanc-Brude), an additional panelist from BNP Paribas (Bruce Weller), and a moderator from KPMG  (Sharad Somani). Thank you to all participants for joining us.

On the 14th of May 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held a webinar in collaboration with the EU Delegation to Singapore, on the topic of the EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance. Thank you Mario Nava for speaking at the webinar and to EuroCham's Vice President Philippe Van Hoof along with all our participants for joining us.
On May 18th 2020, EuroCham (Singapore) held a webinar in collaboration with the EU delegation to Singapore about Industrial Policy and AI. We had Eric Badiqué,  Adviser for Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology call in from Brussels, speaking alongside Isabella Pirolo, International Relations Officer at European Union Delegation to Singapore. Antonio Feraco, Chair of the EuroCham Digital Economy Committee, moderated the very interesting Q&A session, and EuroCham (Singapore)'s executive director Nele Cornelis held the closing remarks.
On the 19th of May 2020, we held our 5th European Excellence in Sustainability Sharing Session on the topic of Sustainable food & nutrition. The webinar was in collaboration with The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and with ESSEC business school Asia Pacific. Their Deputy Dean, Prof Aarti Ramaswami joined us for the welcoming address, and Arijit Chatterjee, Associate Professor at ESSEC Business School moderated the session. The webinar included three insightful presentations from the industry; Danone with Pascal De Petrini, Friesland Campina with Petra Dekker and from Sodexo with Roshith Rajan. Two additional panelists joined us for the Q&A discussion, Bettina Hudry-Gerez from Alcimed alongside Melanie Levine from the Global Agribusiness Alliance. Thank you to everyone for joining us.
On the 21st of May 2020, EuroCham and our supply chain committee came together to host a webinar on sustainability in the supply chain. A big thank you to all participants along with the ix fantastic supply chain professionals who spoke at the webinar; Oscar Mauricio Cifuentes Quin from Wavin, Mabel Chua from NUS Business School, Michelle Santoso from Glaxo Smith Kline, David Patrick Ringrose and Deepali Gulati from DHL supply chain, as well as the chair of our supply chain committee, Prateek Jain from Unilever. 
On the 27th of May, European business organisations around APAC who are part of the European Business Organisation World Wide Network (EBO WWN) organised a joint webinar event about current market situations, business outlooks and what else lies in the shadow of COVID-19, covering six markets in APAC.  Eleven speakers represented the European Australian Business Council, European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, The European Business Council – Japan, The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore), and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, including our executive director Nele Cornelis and president Federico Donato.
On the 27th of May, EuroCham hosted a webinar together with the South-East Asia Intellectual Property Rights Small & Medium Enterprise (SEA IPR SME) Helpdesk, about the impact of COVID-19 on intellectual property owners in Singapore. Wai Yeng Chan, an experienced patent attorney and IP expert spoke at the webinar, with our executive director Nele Cornelis presenting EuroCham (Singapore).
The EuroCham Business Classes are back! We kicked off our first class out of four sustainability-focused classes, on May 28th, with a webinar on setting the stage for sustainability as part of an effective system. These classes are in collaboration with ADB-DutchCham, and Global Reporting Initiative joined us with Michele Lemmens and Julie Rezler for this first session to teach our participants all about sustainability reporting. Thank you to Michele, Julie and our other class participants.
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