Impact Chat - Investing in Nature

Take a break from the end of the year chaos and join us for a discussion about financially sustainable approaches to environmental conversation while connecting with nature at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, one of Singapore’s priority conservation areas.

Investing in Nature
As you stroll through the mangrove forest, you will learn about how Singapore is balancing environmental concerns with urbanization pressures and hear about innovative approaches to financing nature conservation. This Impact Chat will be packed with invigorating discussions, a guided walk, a photography session, and a mangrove propagule planting session. So join us and share your thoughts and experiences on what is needed to ensure environmental sustainability.

About Impact Chat
Impact Chat is a monthly interactive session highlighting ideas and trailblazers in the areas of social innovations and impact investing.

Impact Chat sets out to provide fresh and stimulating dialogue on how to transform ideas to action in Singapore and around the region. With leaders from the Social Enterprise, Corporate, Academic and Government sectors all regularly contributing, Impact Chat is the ultimate meeting place and representation of diverse ideas and people finding a home to share ideas and different points of views.

Event details:

When: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2:00pm-4:30pm

Where: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR),

301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925

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Pick-up and Drop-off to SBWR:
38 Carpenter Street,
#02-01 Hui Seng Building, Singapore 059917

Pick-up by bus at Carpenter Street: 1:15 pm

Drop-off by bus at Carpenter Street: :5:15pm

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Fees: $40 (Includes refreshments and 2-way transport to and from the Reserve). Part of the proceeds will go to the Conservation fund. This event has limited availability. Please register here.

Remember to bring your cameras. We look forward to seeing you there!


Mr. Pierre- Yves Cousteau Youngest son of legendary Captain Cousteau, Pierre-Yves is the founder of Cousteau Divers, a marine conservation online network of scuba divers. Former scientific coordinator for the European Space Agency, Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Fisheries, and Goodwill Ambassador for the IUCN, Pierre-Yves hold two masters degrees, one in biochemistry and one in space science, and is currently finishing an MBA at INSEAD.

Ms. Kun Jiang is a finance professional with more than 6 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. She is currently pursuing her MBA at INSEAD. Prior to her studies, Kun worked at Macquarie Capital covering the Asia-Pacific region specialising in capital raising and structuring of complex financial instruments. Post her degree, she will be managing the energy and environment portfolio of a private fund that seeks to make investments with a positive environmental impact. Kun is passionate about utilizing private capital markets to help solve today’s social and environmental issues.

Mr. Mendis Tan manages the Outreach and Education Department at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. He was a volunteer of Sungei Buloh before becoming a staff and has been photographing nature since 2005. He is passionate about the natural environment and always seeks to raise awareness through community engagement. Mr. Tan represents NParks in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership CEPA (Community Engagement Publicity and Awareness) working group as well as speaks at conferences organised by the ASEAN Heritage Parks/ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.

Mr. Robert Kraybill is Managing Director of IIX and member of the Board of Shujog. Over the past four years, he has played a leadership role in developing the impact investing space in Asia. Mr. Kraybill has over two decades of experience as an investment banker and a private equity investor. He also has significant experience in emerging markets in Asia, having come to the region as regional head of investment banking for Dresdner Kleinworth Wasserstein. In addition to his work at IIX and Shujog, Mr. Kraybill also acts as Senior Advisor to Asian Tiger Capital, a financial services boutique operating in Bangladesh. Mr. Kraybill has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program of Singapore Management University.

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