Considering women affect some 70 percent of brand purchase decisions, according to a report by PwC, the launch of Singapore-based nonprofit society Women in Sustainability and Environment (WISE) comes just in time to capitalize on their potential to effect change.
Unveiled on 12 November, following the close of COP26, WISE seeks to promote “greener participation, inclusiveness, and visibility of women involved in the sustainability space,” whether as consumers, investors and professionals. It’ll do so through educational events, mentorship, networking opportunities, and more.
The society aims to help achieve Singapore’s Green Plan 2030, as well as the United Nations’ sustainable development goal 12, which calls on the world to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”.
“We can’t afford to be part of the blah blah blah — we need to be part of the 1.5 degrees,” says president of WISE, managing director of Templebridge Investments Trina Liang-Lin.