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Dear reader,

The first-ever edition of The Liveability Challenge, which seeks to match sustainability entrepreneurs with the funding they need to scale their solutions, is a wrap! 

In an exciting show-down at Marina Bay Sands this morning, Zhaotan Xiao from RWDC Industries clinched S$980,000 for the company’s proposal to produce the world’s first truly biodegradable straws. 

A hearty congratulations to Zhaotan and team for pipping more than 200 applications and five worthy competitors to the prize! 

If you missed it, you can still watch what happened on the Eco-Business’ Facebook live streams here and here.

We're also happy to unveil our report on this year's Eco Action Day Industry Roundtable, which gathered 50 thought leaders to discuss how to achieve SDG 9: industry, infrastructure and innovation. What will Asia's cities look like if we achieve SDG 9—and what will they look like if we don't?

Happy reading!

Hannah Koh

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