The Road to Net Zero
We have been focusing on the progress industry is making towards carbon neutrality, holding sector-specific sustainability conversations, working with private and public sector organisations to support work in this area.
 
The British Chamber is proud to be the first international Chamber in the region to be Carbon Neutral.
Quicklinks
Joint ICAEW-BritCham Research
Green Finance: ASEAN & UK Perspectives
On 18th November 2021 we launched the findings of our joint study with ICAEW on the opportunities for green finance in the region. The study found that sustainable trade financing along the value chain could bring US$26bn in opportunity to the region over the next decade. Key challenges include the ongoing talent crunch, discrepancies in climate finance standards and the need for standardised audit standards.
 
Read the full report below
Orient Magazine Special Edition: Sustainability & COP26
Featuring 14 thought leadership articles from our members and experts professionals.
News & Stories
Upcoming BritCham events
Green Jobs
To support the green economy and energy transition at a global level, many organisations are creating new job scopes focused on sustainability. Below are recruitment platforms for listing, and jobseeking, in Singapore and the region.
Our Sustainability Journey
Sustainability Report 2021
On 22 April 2022 we released our second Sustainability Report, covering the 2021 reporting period. The Report aligns our impacts and activities to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
Becoming Carbon Neutral
The Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) team support the Chamber to calculate our Scope 1,2 and 3 footprint for the calendar year, including our flights, office energy consumption, travel to, catering at, and logistics of the Chamber events we held throughout the year, and to offset the result by including us in their internal voluntary carbon offsetting scheme.
 
Recognising that measuring and offsetting is just the beginning of the journey, the next steps are for our committees to support the Chamber to take action in making positive sustainable changes to our processes, and reducing our footprint.
BritCham's Road to Net Zero Regional Insights Survey 
The goal of this annual survey is to benchmark business opinions around South East Asia on sustainability perspectives, actions and commitments. The latest survey ran from 18 - 27 Oct 2021.
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Our Equality & Sustainability Commitment
First published on September 1, 2019 and peer-reviewed by our Sustainability committee.
Getting involved as an SME & Financing Support
Recognising the unique limitations and opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses to participate in global net zero efforts, the global Race to Zero campaign includes an SME Climate Hub with toolkits and ideas for engagement. The SME Climate Hub is an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business Coalition and the UN Race to Zero campaign.   
Announced 1 October 2021 as part of the Ministry of Trade and Industry's Enterprise Sustainability Programme, the EFSGreen finance scheme is operated by Enterprise Singapore. Until 31 March 2024, EFS-Green provides for risk-sharing of 70% to support lending by partner financial institutions to Project Developers, System Integrators and Technology & Solution Enablers in clean energy, circular economy, green infrastructure and clean transportation sectors. The scheme covers a range of financing needs, including developmental capital, fixed assets, trade, project, venture debt and mergers & acquisition. Find out more at www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/EFS-Green.
Singapore's EFSGreen Financing Scheme
How you can get involved in the Race to Zero
Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
 

It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 454 cities, 23 regions, 1,397 businesses, 74 of the biggest investors, and 569 universities. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.

Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.

The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

What does net zero mean for the UK?
Singapore's Green Plan 2030

The Green Plan charts ambitious and concrete targets over the next 10 years, strengthening Singapore's commitments under the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement, and positioning the country to achieve their long-term net-zero emissions aspiration as soon as viable.

Spearheaded by five ministries – the Ministries of Education, National Development, Sustainability and the Environment, Trade and Industry, and Transport – and supported by the whole of Government, the Green Plan builds on the sustainability efforts of preceding decades. The comprehensive plan will strengthen Singapore's economic, climate and resource resilience, improve the living environment of Singaporeans, and bring new business and job opportunities.
 

The Green Plan has five key pillars:

City in Nature : to create a green, liveable and sustainable home for Singaporeans;
Sustainable Living : to make reducing carbon emissions, keeping our environment clean, and saving resources and energy a way of life in Singapore;
Energy Reset : to use cleaner energy and increase energy efficiency to lower the country's carbon footprint;
Green Economy : to seek green growth opportunities to create new jobs, transform industries, and harness sustainability as a competitive advantage; 
Resilient Future : to build up Singapore's climate resilience and enhance food security.
Content Library
Watch our playlist of net zero webinars on demand
Listen to our playlist of podcasts on the go