Sim Kee Boon: The Businessman Bureaucrat

  [NEW LAUNCH] A biography of our namesake, co-published by SKBI.

Call For Papers on Digital Finance and Sustainability 

 The deadline for submission is 17 October 2022.


A centre for Asia-centric research and training programmes in climate science, financial economics, and sustainable investing.

CGS Knowledge Hub

As knowledge partner, SMU curates a content library of useful research and pedagogic materials, training programmes and events to help stakeholders better address the challenges of climate change.

Women In Sustainability and Environment

The first women’s society in Singapore formed to focus concerted gender action towards Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


A global network connecting top scholars around the world to combat financial illiteracy.

Impact Measurement & Standards (White Paper)

Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC) proudly presents its first whitepaper on ESG measurement and standardisation, building on its efforts co-developing an Impact-Weighted Account Framework (IWAF).

Research at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics

Featuring Associate Professor Roger Loh’s research on The Geography of FinTech

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About late
Mr Sim Kee Boon

Mr Sim Kee Boon was a leading member of the founding generation of civil servants who, together with Singapore’s political leaders, steered the nation through a period of turbulence and uncertainty to success and stability...

Research Outputs
and accolades

See the list of our highlighted publications on Financial Literacy & Inclusion, Sustainable Finance, Financial Technology, Data & Governance, Other areas of Financial Economics


New book tells story of late pioneer leader Sim Kee Boon

24 Sep 2022

The late Pioneer Generation leader Sim Kee Boon passed away in 2007. Work on the biography finally began in December 2018 when SMU Professor of Finance (Practice) Dave Fernandez, Director of the SMU…

DBS’ net-zero plan wins praise but faces challenges

21 Sep 2022

Commenting on DBS' net-zero plan, SMU Professor of Finance (Practice) Dave Fernandez, Director of the SMU Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics said, "There is a lot to applaud in the DBS…

Is fed policy in the eye of the beholder?

07 Sep 2022

In this commentary, Leo Krippner and Thomas Lam, Research Fellows at the SMU Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, underscore that although the Fed remains vigilant on inflation, it will…

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