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Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources Renamed to Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE)

Singapore has just renamed the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE), which was formerly known as the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. This new name reflects a strong new focus on sustainability measures. Minister Grace Fu, who leads the MSE, has discussed these changes in many recent interviews, where she has also talked …

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Impact investing in unflashy causes gains ground in the pandemic era

The Financial Times has just published an article on global investments in sustainability development. The COVID-19 pandemic is proving the value of such impact investing, but private equity fund KKR has known this for much longer, as proven by their investment in Barghest Building Performance (BBP). BBP, a Singapore-based energy startup, uses state-of-the-art data analytics …

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Poll: Some fall short in sustainability reporting

A new business article in the Straits Times reports that half of the finance leaders in Singapore have warned their companies are not reporting adequately on sustainability measures.  Workday, the organization that ran this poll, has found that most companies are creating reports that show their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts, but many are not doing …

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KKR Manager Talks ESG Fund

Earlier in 2020 KKR, a world-renowned investment firm, announced the final closing of its Global Impact Fund, which will invest $1.3B USD in companies that address important Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. Barghest Building Performance, or BBP, was one of the first companies that this Fund invested in. By investing in BBP, KKR demonstrated …

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How can manufacturers put digital transformation into practice?

Rob McGreevy, leader of corporate strategy at the multinational IT firm AVEVA, writes that Barghest Building Performance (BBP) is a first-rate example of how companies can transform their business models by combining technology with human insight. BBP’s unique energy savings solution uses a patented algorithm to monitor environmental conditions and adjust HVAC systems to optimize …

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Electricity tariff to rise 6.4% in July-September to highest in nearly 5 years

At the end of June, Channel News Asia (CNA 938) reported that the electricity tariff in Singapore will rise 6.4% over its current rate during the months of July, August, and September 2019. This will be the highest cost for electricity that Singapore has experienced in almost five years. The increase of 1.43 cents per …

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