Profile: 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders
The selected Global Sustain Ability Leaders from six continents include Nobel prize winners, scientists, architects, writers, designers, artists, along with CSOs and CEOs of international companies. Besides the very well-known, there are once again some quiet achievers, making a name for themselves and their NGOs, institutes, universities or businesses.
Yeoh, Ruth: Executive Director at YTL Singapore Pte Ltd and Director at YTL-SV Carbon, YTL’s in-house carbon credit and CDM consultancy, Ruth currently leads the environmental division at YTL, where she reports on her organisation’s environmental activities through writing its award-winning Sustainability Reports. Ruth also pioneered the highly successful “Climate Change Week”, YTL’s flagship educational campaign designed to raise awareness on the important issue of climate change in her nation of Malaysia and globally. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia (ICRM) and is an investment committee member of both the Asian Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (AREEF) and Renewable Energy and Environment Fund (REEF), investing in clean technology and renewable energy. Ruth graduated with a degree (Hons) from the University of Nottingham UK and an MSc (Distinction) from Cass Business School in the City of London. She authored and co-edited a book on climate change entitled “Cut Carbon, Grow Profits: Business Strategies for Managing Climate Change and Sustainability” (published in 2007).
Lee, Kevin: He has been the Sustainability Manager at Power Seraya in Singapore, a YTL Company, for five years, where he has been intimately involved in the initiation, development and implementation of the company’s CSR strategy, as well as influence and achieve adoption of sustainable practices through initiatives, awareness building programs, change management and behaviour change approaches. He is also the “go to” expert for sustainability related issues, as well as communicating and educating others on sustainability topics. He has also taken a lead in the execution of sustainability initiatives with the collaboration of external initiatives with the objective of educating the community on sustainability while elevating the sustainability profile of the company. He was responsible for bringing Power Seraya on board as the sustainability partner in the international award winning i Light Marina Bay lighting festival in March 2012. He was previously the Regional Brand Manager (Asia Pacific) with Conergy AG.