Singapore Polytechnic (SP) recently set-up of its latest research center – the Environmental Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Centre (ESEE) – at the “Values-Based Green Transition – For Singapore Businesses”, a sustainability networking and knowledge sharing conference organised by SP and its strategic partners, Audacity, Grundfos, JTC Corporation, United Overseas Bank and Singapore Business Federation. The event was supported by the Singapore Green Building Council.

The inaugural thought leadership conference is a key platform that brings together the region’s foremost industry partners and business leaders to share their expert knowledge and renew their commitment on sustainability, as well as to chart tangible and achievable initiatives that combat climate change within their organizations.

The event features knowledge sharing by environmental and industry leaders such as global water solutions pioneer, Grundfos and leading sustainable industrial developer, JTC Corporation. The participants will share their goals and best practices in driving sustainability to align with Singapore Green Plan 2030, discuss the impacts of the value-based green transition on businesses, as well as how SP and its strategic partners have supported businesses in their sustainable development transformation.

Singapore’s transition to a low-carbon economy is critical to ensure that the nation moves in tandem with the ongoing global efforts on sustainable development as well as to leverage new opportunities in the emerging green economy. As such, it is important to help enterprises and the workforce harness sustainability as a competitive advantage, invest in innovation and seize new growth opportunities in the green economy.

 As a ‘one-stop center’ to bridge this gap, the ESEE will support and streamline the green transition journey for large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by offering a comprehensive suite of carbon emissions and carbon management consultancy services and solutions to industry partners. These include, among others, a sustainability programme to train them on sustainability, energy and carbon management, and masterclasses on best industry practices.

 The ESEE will be looking to collaborate with SMEs from the built environment, manufacturing, cold chain, food services and lifestyle, maritime and engineering services, and electric vehicles and land transport industries.

Additionally, the ESEE will leverage on the polytechnic’s extensive strategic network of industry partners and collaborators – through the SP Alliance & Network (SPAN) initiative which includes government agencies, companies, trade associations and chambers, and SP’s alumni community – to support corporations and SMEs in their climate action journey. EESE’s partnership with SPAN will empower like-minded enterprises to share invaluable resources and knowledge, via a central hub to tackle teething issues such as operational costs and administrative processes, hence translating to more efficient work processes and lower costs in the transition towards sustainable operations.

As decarbonization is a top priority for Singapore today, all enterprises have a vital role to play in transiting towards a low-carbon future. SP’s new Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Center is the on e stop hub where SMEs can expand and deepen their knowledge and understanding of their sustainability strategies and challenges, and gain access to practical solutions to achieve their goals