Sustainability and Responsibility

The British Chamber of Commerce Sustainability and Responsibility Committee seeks to educate and showcase Corporate Responsibility (CR) issues and practices in Asia. We encourage all businesses in Singapore to have good governance in place, and to use their influence to create systemic change through collaboration and partnerships, to manage the economic, social and environmental impacts of their activities wherever they operate in the world. 

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Rosie Danyluk
BP Singapore Pte Limited
 
Rosie Danyluk is the Head of Communications and the Executive Office at BP Singapore Pte Ltd, and supports the BP Country President in Government and public affairs, brand, marketing and employee engagement in Singapore. This includes overseeing the sponsorship of the ongoing eighteen year student mentoring programme, where some 800 students coach local schoolchildren in Science and Maths. Rosie has worked for BP for thirteen years, during which she has provided communications and marketing support to the gas and trading businesses in London, worked in Mergers & Acquisitions in Moscow and Refining & Marketing strategy in Mumbai.

Co-chair
Sarah Cragg
salt communications
 
Sarah is a Senior Account Manager at salt communications. She is a social purpose communications expert working with multinationals and global brands, combining strong project management experience with a deep understanding and passion for sustainability. salt drives positive change inside and outside organisations by making the complex simple and the simple compelling.

Sarah has worked with a number of Unilever brands including Lifebuoy and Ben & Jerry’s, agri-business Syngenta, and Virgin Unite (Richard Branson’s foundation). She is also a qualified lawyer.
 
Group Representative
Simon Bennett
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd
 
Simon started his career in shipping sea in 1974 as a Navigating Officer Cadet. After several voyages as ship’s Master, in 1991 he came ashore, working variously as HSE, Country, Marketing and Project Manager worldwide, before taking up his present role as GM for Sustainable Development 6 years ago. He has a BSc(Hons) in Environmental Science from UEA in Norwich and has been with the Swire group for over 30 years. He has lived in Singapore for a total of 16 years and has a passion for promoting all areas of diversity, inclusion, equality and fairness.
 
Group Representative
Caroline Essame
CREATE-Creative Arts Therapy and Training Pte Ltd
 
Caroline Essame is the founder, owner and managing director of CreateCATT- a Singapore registered Social Entreprise specialising in child development through creativity and play that develops on and off line training, assessments and support for children at risk, and with disabilities, across Asia. She is a British occupational therapist and creative arts therapist, with a Masters in education and has experience in health, arts, development and education in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK and India. She pioneered South East Asia’s first Masters programme in art therapy and is creative arts and play consultant for Deepti special school in Kerala, India. www.createcatt.com
 
Group Representative
Shawn Runacres
BRIDGE
 
Shawn is the Director of The Bridge Institute and has more than 20 years of proven international experience in several diverse universes: event production, brand management & strategy and international social development work (specifically in India where she lived and worked for 14 years). Shawn is a native Californian and UC Berkeley graduate; she lived and worked in Europe and the US before her move to Asia in 2002. Alongside her work with The Bridge Institute she is currently working on a regional strategy project for the Walt Disney Company, an organisation that she has been involved with since 1992.
Group Representative
Winnie Tan
Standard Chartered Bank
 
Winnie Tan is the Head of Community Engagement and Sustainability for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and ASA region (ASEAN & South Asia).

She is responsible for driving the development and implementation of the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region. Her portfolio also includes the governance and delivery of the Bank’s community engagement programmes across ASA region.

Before returning to Singapore to assume this role in 2015, Winnie was the Head of Sustainability & Brand for Standard Chartered Bank in China. She was responsible for the sustainability and community investment programmes, and the chief architect for the Bank’s corporate brand strategy in China.

Winnie joined the Bank in Singapore in 2005. She worked on both Group and Singapore Wholesale Banking communications before relocating to Shanghai in 2007 as the Communications lead for the Bank’s Local Incorporation in China.

Prior to joining the Bank, Winnie was a marketing specialist in news and publishing firms – Singapore Press Holdings, The Edge Singapore and Dow Jones & Company.
 
 

Sector Updates

The Green Growth & Business Forum 2016 (GGBF) was held on 12 & 13 July 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The Green Growth & Business Forum 2016 (GGBF) was held on 12 & 13 July 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Find highlights of the panel discussions on the British High Commissions YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyGgIBer6gHUpwSY9eFxih9JgCZtqNuPu

 

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The Wider Picture

 

  • Asia for Good by DBS Foundation. This well planned website includes a searchable database of SEs in Singapore and the region - http://asiaforgood.com
  • Stuff with a difference - a great database to dip your toes into the SE sector with many more organizations - http://stuffwithadifference.com/

 

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