The Earthshot Prize in Singapore: Spotlighting Southeast Asia’s Environmental Creativity & Innovation

20 Jul 2023

The Earthshot Prize (TEP), an ambitious global initiative founded by Prince William in 2020 to protect and restore our planet, will travel to Singapore for its third annual Awards Ceremony on 7 November. The event will culminate in the awarding of a catalytic £1 million to each of the five TEP winners to help scale their environmental solutions.

Earthshot Week, beginning on 6 November, will be one of thought leadership, innovation, and impact. Global leaders, businesses and investors will convene in Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with TEP winners and finalists, aimed at accelerating their solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair the planet. Members of the public will also have the chance to get up close and personal with innovative and impactful environmental solutions of the TEP finalists.

Temasek Trust is a multi-year TEP strategic partner given our shared bias for action and belief in the power of collaborative philanthropy and public-private-philanthropic partnerships to create a brighter future for our planet. Other TEP strategic partners are Temasek, GenZero, and Conservation International. With our collective expertise, resources, and networks, we will play a crucial role in ensuring a successful series of engagements in the lead-up to, and during, the awards ceremony and ‘Earthshot Week’ in Singapore.



Mr. Desmond Kuek, CEO, Temasek Trust, said: “Temasek Trust is pleased to be a multi-year strategic partner of The Earthshot Prize given our shared bias for action and belief in the power of collaborative philanthropy and public-private-philanthropic partnerships to create a brighter future for our planet. Temasek Trust will draw on the experience and expertise in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance, and community engagement from across our ecosystem and mobilise our resources and networks alongside The Earthshot Prize and other strategic partners to scale our collective impact across Asia and beyond. Together, we will drive action and work towards creating lasting positive change for generations to come.” 

Dr. Steve Howard, Vice Chairman, Sustainability, Temasek, said:“We’re delighted to join hands with Temasek Trust and GenZero to support The Earthshot Prize in spotlighting climate solutions fit for Asia. Climate action requires sustained efforts from all stakeholders, so this is a timely opportunity for the Temasek ecosystem to play a catalytic role in inspiring action and galvanising innovation in the region. Through our Ecosperity platform, we are committed to partnering with the Earthshot team in showcasing and scaling the breakthrough solutions we need for a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient world.”

Mr. Frederick Teo, CEO, GenZero, said: “Climate change is the crisis of our generation. Developing Asia, especially Southeast Asia, will feel the effects of climate change disproportionately given our archipelagic and low-lying nature. However, we are optimistic that the power of human ingenuity, supported by thoughtful and patient capital, can transform this crisis of our generation into the opportunity of our lifetimes. We are excited that The Earthshot Prize will be convening the Earthshot Week and the Awards in Asia and focusing global attention on the unique climate challenges we face here. We look forward to partnering with The Earthshot Prize to develop, nurture and support innovative, cost-effective, and scalable solutions to accelerate decarbonisation efforts in Singapore and across the region, to ensure a sustainable planet for the lives and livelihoods that depend on it.”

Conservation International (CI) brings a long history of working globally to spotlight and secure the benefits of nature for humanity. It will leverage its in-depth knowledge of conservation programmes and sustainability financing across Southeast Asia and the broader region. CI’s expertise in biodiversity and vast network will help guide the selection of Prize Winners and connect the Prize with its range of partners committed to scalable, innovative solutions for people and the planet.

Access the latest TEP updates and count down to the event  here.

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