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SIIA Deputy Director Fawziah Selamat comments on palm oil certification
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Ms. Fawziah Salamat, Deputy Director (Sustainability), Singapore Institute of International Affairs was quoted in an article by Eco-Business on the value of certification schemes in the agroforestry sector. Certification—a cost without a reward? “There is still a large disconnect between calls for palm oil supplies to be...

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Compelling case for investing in Asean region
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An SIIA report was quoted in an article in The Sunday Times (The Straits Times) by Victor Wong, head of Asean equities at UOB Asset Management. An excerpt is below. With Singapore assuming the chairmanship of Asean this year, we can expect increased discussions locally on...

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SIIA ranked best independent think tank in Asia
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Maintains position as top think tank in ASEAN Singapore, 8 February 2018: Under Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship, there are high expectations for ASEAN to outperform; but this will not be easy. Geo-political trends, such as the pull of US-China tensions, challenge ASEAN’s position in the region. Economically...

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SIIA Chairman Simon Tay as Vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum
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SIIA chairman Simon Tay was in Yangon on 10-12 December 2017 as Vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum. The Forum held its Summit, co-hosted by the Myanmar government, with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as the opening speaker. Other Myanmar speakers include Vice-President...

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Media Coverage: Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore
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We launched our "Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore: Singapore as a Green Finance Hub for ASEAN and East Asia" report on 15 Nov 2017, bringing together views from leading financial institutions and experts in Singapore, in collaboration with the UN Environment Inquiry and...