Digital Pathways to Sustainability 

Environmental sustainability has multiple facets - it could be traceability, efficient processes, product design and packaging, waste management, building management, energy efficiency etc. Where should organisations start? What are common challenges that companies face in reaching their sustainability goals and how can digital technology provide new capabilities for companies to resolve them? 


Date: 20 April 2023, Thursday

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Location: IMDA PIXEL Seminar Room (Level 2), 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649




Presenting Partner: ThinkPlace


ThinkPlace is a strategic design consultancy with a global network operating across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Kenya, Senegal and U.S.A. For 15+ years, we have been tackling some of the world's most complex challenges using design-led, human-centred approaches.


To help you tackle challenges we rely upon a vast toolbox, including deep expertise in human-centred design, research methods, innovation and complex systems thinking. Our award-winning team combines capability in design thinking, behavioural insights and big data as well as a commitment to pioneering mindsets, methods and tools that place us at the 'bleeding edge' of global change-making.

Event Schedule

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
    Digital pathways to sustainability

    2.00 - 2.15pm: Welcome


    2.15 - 3.15pm: What are common environmental sustainability targets that companies are trying to achieve? 


    3.15 - 4.15pm: What role does digital technology play in the solution mix for companies?


    4.15  - 4.30pm: Break


    4.30 - 5.00pm: Conclusion + How are we proceeding with our sustainability targets? 


    4.00 – 4.40pm: Activity 03


    4.40 – 5.00pm:  Plenary session + closing 


Tan Kai En

Sustainability Practice Lead, Thinkplace

Kai En is mix-methods specialist who believes in a harmony of ecology and empathy in all his projects. He believes that environmental advocacy is not just about engineering solutions, reporting or compliance – it’s about the day-to-day contexts of people and how they also benefit from the change. This is where he brings in a mix of human-centred design and lean methodologies to reduce wastage in processes and allow people to feel optimistic about the change. A practical environmentalist, he is recognised as a pioneer in introducing the first plastic bag charge in Singapore and a convener of communities that seeks solutions beyond advocacy and awareness. Kai En is also sought-after for his ability to allow people to feel comfortable and energised during discussions on complex environmental

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