|CO-ORGANIZING PARTNER /// WORLD BANK GROUP|
|World Bank Group-Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development, comprising five institutions with more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In the energy sector, IFC works with firms across the value chain to develop competitive, clean, high quality and affordable modern energy solutions. We help accelerate development of commercial markets to increase the production of renewable energy and improve people's access to modern energy services.
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.
|World Bank Group Website|
|CO-ORGANIZING PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND|
|Our specialist clean energy and sustainability team is one of the leading international teams and has been awarded Renewable Legal Advisors of the Year (Euromoney / Ernst & Young).
We advise on all aspects of all renewable and clean energy technologies across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including: onshore and offshore wind, biomass, waste and landfill gas to energy, solar, wave and tidal, hydro generation, bio fuels, CDM projects, carbon credit trading.
We are leaders in advising on offshore wind: advising on over 50% of the UK’s offshore wind projects; lead advisers on the largest offshore wind project in the world; as well as leading on the financing of the world’s largest proposed biomass project, and a cross-border hydropower project in West Africa.
We understand the global renewable energy market and have lawyers throughout the key jurisdictions. We are represented on key committees and groups in the sector.
|Eversheds Sutherland Website|
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// SERIS|
|The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research. It commenced operations in 2008.
SERIS is jointly sponsored by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) - via the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), and NUS. It has the stature of an NUS University-level Research Institute and is endowed with considerable autonomy and flexibility, including an industry friendly IP policy.
The institute conducts research, development, testing and consulting in the fields of (i) solar energy conversion and (ii) solar and energy efficient buildings. The R&D spectrum covers materials, components, processes, systems and services, with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic cells, modules and systems. Being located close to the equator, one focus area is developing solar technologies for the tropics.
SERIS’ multi-disciplinary research team includes more than 150 scientists, engineers, technicians and PhD students. In addition, the institute has formal research links with more than 20 professors from NUS (“Adjunct researchers”).
SERIS collaborates closely with universities, research organisations, government agencies and industry, both locally and globally. The collaborations with companies from the global solar sector span from small start-ups to industry leading heavyweights.
SERIS has laboratory and office space of approximately 5000 m2 at NUS and approximately 1,400 m2 at its off-campus location at CleanTech Park. As of December 2016 SERIS has a headcount of about 200 people from all over the world (scientists, engineers, technicians, administrative professionals and postgraduate research students).
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// EUROCHAM|
|The European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham) has the mission to represent the common interests of the European business community in promoting bilateral trade, services and investments between Europe and Singapore and Asia-Pacific. It was established in 1991 as the European Business Association and has been active since 2001 when it became a Chamber of Commerce.
EuroCham is a non-profit membership fee-based organisation with a membership composed of the European National Business Groups (NBGs) in Singapore as well as direct corporate members. EuroCham provides its members with an information and exchange forum and a lobbying channel to Singaporean and European political & economic circles. EuroCham is the sole European representative at the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) Council.
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// ARE|
|The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) is the only global industry association that supports all businesses along the whole value-chain of renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries.|
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// EDB|
|We are the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre. We dream, design and deliver solutions that create value for investors and companies in Singapore. Our mission is to create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities.|
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// GOGLA|
|The GLOBAL OFF-GRID LIGHTING ASSOCIATION (GOGLA) is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets. GOGLA acts as the industry advocate and supports the industry in growing and strengthening the market for clean, quality off-grid lighting and electrical systems. Its main objective is to support industry in scaling the sector based on principles of the triple bottom line, thus contributing to the objectives of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).|
|SUPPORTING PARTNER /// SGC|
|The Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) is part of a network of 130 offices of the German bilateral Chambers of Industry and Commerce abroad in 90 countries.
With its distinct service unit and trade fairs arms - DEinternational and Fairs & More respectively - the SGC builds a primary source for receiving reliable information on the German and Singapore business environment as well as bilateral trade relations. DEinternational serves clients in their business needs e.g. searching for business partners, organizing business missions and business trips, finding staff members and providing market analysis. DEinternational has worked in many areas such as Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Education, Industrie 4.0, Finance, Research and many more. Moreover, the SGC fulfils public obligations on behalf of the German Federal Government.
|CLIMATE NEUTRALITY PARTNER /// SOUTH POLE GROUP|
|South Pole Group is a leading provider of global sustainability solutions and services. With 200 experts in 15 global offices, the company has served a wide range of public, private and civil society organisations for over a decade. The Group’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon credits or renewable energy credits. South Pole Group has developed and provided climate-finance to over 500 projects in the realm of emission reductions, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use.|
|SOUTH POLE GROUP Website|
|PRIMARY MEDIA PARTNER /// ECO-BUSINESS|
|Established in 2009, Eco-Business is an independent media company serving Asia Pacific’s responsible business and sustainable development community. Our team is helmed by managing editor Jessica Cheam, an award-winning journalist and established expert and speaker on sustainability in Asia Pacific; research director Tim Hill who has 20 years’ experience in leading business and market research for government agencies and MNCs; executive editor Teymoor Nabili, a veteran current affairs TV presenter in Asia; and deputy editor Robin Hicks, a veteran journalist with experience across the region. We expanded to Sydney in late 2015 and now operate from both Singapore and Australia.
Eco-Business owns and operates the award-winning platform www.eco-business.com – Asia Pacific’s leading website for sustainable development and responsible business – which attracts more than 120,000 high-level visitors every month. We also send electronic direct mailers (EDMs) and a weekly newsletter to 88,000 subscribers, and we manage large, well-engaged social media channels of the same name.
Our online marketing tools deliver local and international brand building, lead generation, and sophisticated thought leader positioning. These include branded content, banner advertising, EDMs, annual site partnerships, event coverage, e-newsletters, social media campaigns, multimedia and video production, and custom publishing.
We offer research and consulting services that help businesses gain a deeper understanding of their markets and the issues most relevant to them. We also provide content consultancy for sustainability-related events and organise bespoke high-level roundtables for our clients. These events enable progressive and open dialogue on targeted issues and give our clients vital personal contact with key industry stakeholders, enabling them to build influence and generate business.
|MEDIA PARTNER /// BNEF|
|Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides the most sophisticated energy analysis, datasets and models in the world. Our analysts and experts in six continents, publishes over 700 reports as well as commentary, reactions, and long-term forecasts every year in order for our clients to gain a clear perspective on the technologies and financial, economic and policy trends driving the energy transformation.|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// SUN-CONNECT|
|Sun-Connect News is the leading news platform for the off-grid industry. We provide news, articles, company and country information as well as background information for the off-grid industry worldwide.
The target audience includes solar firms, micro-credit organizations, NGOs, and state facilities in developing and emerging nations. Sun-Connect News is provided by Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation and edited by Harald Schützeichel.
|MEDIA PARTNER /// BMI RESEARCH|
|The world is interconnected and complex. Understanding and simplifying it is difficult. At BMI Research, that challenge is what inspires us. Through ‘Total Analysis,’ our unique, reflexive approach linking macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis, BMI Research helps clients gain unparalleled insight across 24 industries and 200 global markets. For more than 30 years, our forecasts, data and analyses have been used by multinationals, governments and financial institutions to guide critical strategic, tactical and investment decisions. Clients include a majority of Global Fortune 500 companies. With offices in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and South Africa, BMI Research is part of Fitch Group, which is majority owned by Hearst.|
|BMI Research Website|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// MYANMAR ENERGY MONITOR|
|The Myanmar energy sector's leading source of information and research.
The Myanmar Energy Monitor enables companies and organisations to identify business opportunities, locate potential partners, clients or suppliers, track trends, conduct market research and stay abreast of new legislation relevant to the sector.
It is ideally suited to companies with a serious interest or existing business in the Myanmar energy sector, and who require accurate, comprehensive and timely information on the industry.
Subscribers have full access to our online platform, plus our weekly Myanmar Energy Brief publication, which is also available to purchase separately.
The Myanmar Energy Monitor platform features:
|Myanmar Energy Monitor Website|
|MEDIA PARTNER /// ETHICAL MARKETS|
|40 Years of Foresight, Insight and Integrity
“Ethical Markets Media is a micro-multinational social enterprise with the mission of reforming markets and metrics while helping accelerate and track the transition to the green economy worldwide with the Green Transition Scoreboard®, Ethical Biomimicry Finance®, Transforming Finance TV Series. Research and daily news at www.ethicalmarkets.com.”
|MEDIA PARTNER /// PHOTON|
|PHOTON is the largest and oldest independent publisher worldwide in the field of solar electricity production. PHOTON’s publications cover the solar world with in-depth, independently researched articles written by our own staff of editors from around the world.
Headquartered in Germany since 1996, we are the most renowned and completely independent solar magazine publisher dedicated to applying a critical approach to journalism. There is a strict separation between our editorial teams and advertising department to ensure a journalistic environment free of the influences of public relations. Our independent reporting is exactly what appeals to our readers.