To help businesses weather climate change and accelerate transition to a climate-sustainable model, an initiative has been rolled out to help their boards of directors better understand the issues for decision making. The Singapore chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative was launched on Thursday (Oct 28) at SMU in a hybrid event attended by Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu. Climate Governance Singapore (CGS) and SMU signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Oct 28. Under the MOU, SMU will act as CGS' knowledge partner to curate and manage research materials, deliver training programmes and organise events.
“With the climate crisis an existential threat, SMU is keen to contribute meaningfully to this global effort through our education, research, infrastructure, and community engagement initiatives. I am pleased that SMU will be formalising our collaboration with Climate Governance Singapore as its knowledge partner, tapping on our expertise from across the university to curate and manage the content library and training programmes for boards of directors in Singapore,” said SMU President Professor Lily Kong.