The $50 million SG Eco Fund was set up in 2020 to support projects that advance environmental sustainability and involve the community.
Since independence, Singapore has sought to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Climate change is a global challenge. Given Singapore’s constraints as a small and highly-urbanised city-state, we must leverage our strengths to enhance our climate resilience and transition to a Zero Waste Nation.
A sustainable and green Singapore can only be achieved with the people, private, and public sectors working in partnership to protect our environment and keep our public spaces clean, green and liveable. Through the SG Eco Fund, we hope to enable our community to build a sustainable Singapore for both present and future generations.
Together, a sustainable and green Singapore for all generations.
To enable our community to build a sustainable and green Singapore.
Our assessment of projects will be guided by the following principles:
Environmental Benefit – Projects should advance environmental sustainability in Singapore
Community Action - Projects should inspire and enable the community to co-create and/or co-deliver environmental solutions
Innovation - Projects should have technological and/or social innovation, and new ways of implementing solutions
Sustained Impact - Projects should create sustained impact through building local expertise, creating resources, and/or developing scalable solutions
These funding principles represent the characteristics of a good project that the evaluation committee looks out for.
The SG Eco Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees and supported by an Advisory Committee comprising representatives from the People, Private and Public (3P) sectors, as well as the SG Eco Office. The members of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee are as follows:
Chaly Mah, Chairman, Singapore Tourism Board
Lily Kong, President, Singapore Management University
Stanley Loh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Zuraidah Abdullah, CEO, Yayasan MENDAKI
Amy Hing, 1 Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Elmie Nekmat, Assistant Professor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Fang Eu-Lin, Partner (Sustainability and Climate Change Advisory), PwC
Heng Whoo Kiat, Director, Eco-City Project Office, Ministry of National Development
Jen Teo, Executive Director, Singapore Environment Council
Melissa Low, Research Fellow, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore
Neo Gim Huay, Managing Director, Centre for Nature and Climate, World Economic Forum
Sivasothi N, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Wang Weixiang, Director, Environmental Policy Division, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment
Winston Chow, Associate Professor (Science, Technology, and Society), School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
Zakir Hussain, Singapore Editor, The Straits Times, SPH Media
The SG Eco Office, under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, aims to realise sustainability initiatives with 3P partners, leveraging whole-of-government networks and resources.
Besides administering the SG Eco Fund, the SG Eco Office is also involved in empowering communities to take ownership and co-create sustainability initiatives.