Selected Publications

The 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change : Download Here
Singapore’s commitment to the Paris Agreement is to:
1. Reduce emissions intensity (tCO2eq/$GDP) by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030
2. Stabilise Greenhouse Gas emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030
See more on Singapore’s Climate Action Plan Here
Landscape Fires in Indonesia – Policy suggestions to enhance the role of the private sector as change agent – Download Here
This report analyses the multidimensional scope and dynamics of landscape fires in Indonesia and provides policy options for the private sector to successfully become a game changer.
Efficient Agriculture, Stronger Economies in ASEAN – Private sector perspectives for policy makers – Download Here
Private sector companies share real-world examples of best practices implemented in the region. The report summarises key recommendations to policy makers to scale up solutions in the agricultural sector in ASEAN.
The Capitalism We Need – Download Here
Article written by Constant Van Aerschot published for the annual meeting of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
WBCSD Publications
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Buildings-related publications

This section provides resources dedicated to the building sector.
Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Facts & Trends – Download Here
This report by WBCSD is a summary of what policy makers and building professional should know about energy use in buildings. It also includes the results of a unique global survey of more than 1 400 practitioners.
Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Transforming the Market – Download Here
The most successful report by WBCSD with >100k downloads available in 8 languages. The report gives answers on how to significantly reduce energy use and carbon emissions in the building sector. A peer-reviewed modelling tool was developed to can quantify the impact and cost-effectiveness of policy packages. It answers questions like: What technologies will the market adopt under which policy options? What will influence their payback? How many owners and tenants will engage in energy retrofits? What is the resulting energy use from the building stock? Results are given for high rise residential buildings in Northern China, single family homes in France, and office buildings in Japan.
Roadmap for a Transformation of Energy Use in Buildings – Download Here
This roadmap provides a set of specific measures for key stakeholders in the building sector to reduce energy use in buildings. It differentiates actions between Government authorities, Investors, Developers, Occupiers, Utilities, Suppliers and manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors and craftsmen
Greening the Buildings Supply Chain – Download Here
This report by UNEP SBCI looks at how to reduce material use, water consumption and waste generation in the delivery of buildings throughout supply chain to promote greater resource efficiency.
The Economics of Energy Efficiency in Buildings – Download Here
This Policy Brief by Trevor Houser from the Peterson Institute for International Economics looks at the economic benefits for countries to engage in energy efficiency programmes in the building sector.
Comparative Analysis of Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings – Download Here
Building energy codes are central instruments for the regulator. To identify the best practice, 65 experts contributed to the creation of this interactive tool that help analyse and compare best practice energy codes and supporting measures. This executive summary is complemented by a technical report to be found at
Reducing Energy Demand in Existing Buildings: learning from best practice renovation policies – Download Here
This report identifies the critical elements for developing energy renovations policies for residential buildings. This executive summary is complemented by a technical report to be found at
Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon & Energy Buildings – Download Here
This report defines the global potential for buildings-related GHG emission mitigation that best practice policies can deliver by 2020, 2030 and 2050. The scenario analysis builds on studies from IEA, WBCSD and McKinsey. This executive summary is complemented by a technical report to be found at
Buildings for Our Future – Download Here
This report highlights the GHG mitigation potential of buildings in the EU, China, India and the USA. It provides an overview of policy options and instructions on how to develop roadmaps to realise the building sector’s significant mitigation potential. Author: GBPN and KPMG

Capacity Building & Education

BCSD Singapore supports the education of today’s and tomorrow’s business leaders with regards to sustainable development. We collaborate with institutions by sharing expertise, experience, tools and training material on inter-disciplinary challenges associated with environmental, social and economic systems.

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Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD (right) and Constant Van Aerschot, ED BCSD Singapore, signing the MoU in 2013


The collaboration between WBCSD, BCSD Singapore and INSEAD takes the form of sharing knowhow on business and sustainability challenges for Executive Development programme, MBA students and Alumni network. We organise talks and sessions and contribute with content to specific development programmes.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS)

BCSD Singapore submitted a proposal with the School’s Master in Public Policy (MPP) Graduate Programme to mentor a group of students who take an in-depth look at a specific policy or management issue related to sustainability. The research shall be carried as a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE), which is an integral part of the Master Programme. More on MPP HERE

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS – NTU)

Collaboration on establishing a global Food Loss and Waste Measurement Protocol. More information HERE

Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)

Collaboration on leadership development through roundtable and workshops dedicated to business and sustainability

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Collaboration on a research project that aims at better understanding the interactions between policy packages and market adoption of technologies for more energy efficient buildings

Advisory Services

BCSD Singapore provides its Member companies with insights into the latest tools and methodologies in the areas of
- Agriculture
- Water
- Sanitation (including WASH pledge)
- Energy Efficiency in Buildings
- Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting
- Sustainability reporting benchmarking
- Natural Capital Accounting
- Social Impact Measurement

We provide strategic advice on how to secure long term competitiveness in a world increasingly shaped by constraints on resource availability and supply chain disruptions
Together with our Members, we develop and implement projects