Tackling the Global Waste Problem with Innovation

WASTE 20/20 today officially crowns local waste-technology startup Magorium as the grand winner.

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Insect farming company wins social enterprise start-up of the year at President’s Challenge awards

Insect Feed Technologies won the Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year at the 6th biennial President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards (PCSEA) ceremony on Thursday (Dec 2). The company also hired elderly workers who were displaced during the pandemic, providing jobs like farm operators.

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain The emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 piqued the world’s interest in blockchain’s application in cryptocurrency. Since then, blockchain has been used for diverse applications by many organizations, companies and governments — in ways we never even considered back when Bitcoin started. Before we examine […]

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain?

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain? We have all heard of “blockchain”, a term being thrown around like it’s today’s holy grail or Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the future. Simply throw in the words “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” into what you are discussing, and you will sound smart and way ahead of […]

NUS grad rejected Google job and now builds floating gardens

Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011.

Accredify raises US$2M to combat the rising fake degree certificates issue in education sector

Accredify works with 900+ clients in Asia and Europe, and claims to have verified over 7 million documents so far. Singapore-based Accredify, a company that allows organisations to create and issue verifiable documents, today announced the closing of a US$2-million financing round led by VC firm Qualgro.

SDG #14 – Life Below Water

More than three billion people worldwide depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, coastal waters are deteriorating, and ocean acidification affects marine biodiversity – which in turn affects small scale fisheries. In the fourteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #14 – the goal to […]

SDG #13 – Climate Change and Its Impacts

Did you know that global emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by almost 50% since 1990? Climate change is happening right here and now – oceans are warming, sea levels are rising, and weather events are getting more extreme. In the thirteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind […]

Robb Report’s 2021 list of Thought Leaders: Quah Zheng Wei

In Quah Zheng Wei’s wildest dreams, he would be an immortal. “I want to experience different eras and learn about things that I would otherwise not be able to learn in such a short lifespan,” he says.

SDG #12 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Every year, approximately 1/3 of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. In the twelfth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG […]

SDG #11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities

Did you know that cities account for between 60 and 80% of energy consumption and generate as much as 70% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions? In the eleventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #11 – the goal to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SDG#10 – Inequality

Despite some progress toward reducing inequality in certain dimensions, inequality still persists. The COVID-19 pandemic has also deepened these existing inequalities, exposing key problems that affect the most vulnerable communities. In the tenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #10 – the goal to reduce inequality within […]

Climate Changepreneurs Feature – Morgane Soret

“It’s only 1 plastic toothpaste tube…” said 8 billion people! On this episode, we chat with Morgane Soret who is the CEO & Co-Founder @ NOICEcare. NOICE develops effective, all-natural, sustainable oral care products that are good for your teeth & good for the planet, starting with zero-waste toothpaste delivered right to your doorstep.

Prestige’s 40 Under 40: Durwin Ho

While Durwin was an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he spent a year at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas College programme. It was during his work experience at Stanford that Durwin, who later earned an MBA at NUS, started his journey in tech and start-ups.

CNY Marketing Activities in Singapore: A Comparison between GrabPay & Google Pay

Singapore shares similar cultural contexts to China, with a majority of the Singaporean population being ethnic Chinese. Major festivals like the Spring Festival are hence celebrated on a large scale locally with similar traditions and themes. Therefore, during Chinese New Year, we observe that festival promotions in China are mirrored in Singapore as companies employ […]

SDG #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Did you know that 16% of the global population does not have access to mobile broadband networks? Infrastructure for communications is one area that still has improvements to be made. In the ninth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #9 – the goal to build resilient infrastructure, […]