Simarna Singh | International Keynote Speaker on Sustainability
International Keynote Speaker on Sustainability

Simarna Singh, International Keynote Speaker on Sustainability, International Keynote Speaker on Sustainability

Simarna Singh is actively involved in actioning Sustainability and ESG, with a strong belief that “the Youth are key stakeholders in catalysing change...”

At the start of her career, Simarna was appointed as a United Nations Global Compact Youth Ambassador. She had the privilege to be a part of MASDAR’s Future Sustainability Leader’s program to complement her academic studies. She represented the UAE Youth Delegation in Madrid at the COåP25 United Nations Climate Change conference with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. More recently, she was selected by the Singapore Government as one of the 40 youth to participate in the prestigious Climate Youth Development Program and represented the Singapore Youth Delegation at COP28. Additionally, she received the honour of being chosen the Indonesian Government to address the broader sustainability agenda of ASEAN.

Simarna has taken a leadership role as the Regional (APAC) Healthcare Sustainability Manager for DKSH, a Swiss multinational specialising in market expansion services. Prior to this, she worked at foodpanda Singapore, an online food and grocery delivery platform owned by German multinational Delivery Hero.

Her understanding, knowledge and experience around Sustainability has led her to share her learning with corporates, as a consultant. In August 2020, she was the Sustainability Consultant for the Singapore Business Council in UAE after, spending almost a year consulting a leading 5-star hospitality brand with their mandatory sustainability compliance for seven properties. She also focused on growing and expanding her Singapore Social Enterprise, Coco Veda, internationally whilst, amplifying impact.
In 2023, as the author, Simarna's research on the adoption of UN Sustainable Development Goals in Dubai Hotels was published by SAGE in the Tourism and Hospitality Research Journal. She has been a Keynote Speaker and Moderator at 90+ major International Conferences and Events. Notable speaking engagements include being alongside The President of Armenia H.E. Armen Sarkissian, IRENA, Asian Development Bank Gender Forum, UAE Government Youth Summit, United Nations ITCILO in Italy, Annual Investment Meeting with the UAE Ministry of Economy, Bloomberg, The Economist Impact Roundtable, Workforce Singapore, TerraPinn, HP and UPS. Her commitment to sustainability and women empowerment was recognized by Senior Minister of State Ms. Low Yen Ling, who acknowledged Simarna in a speech in August 2021. Simarna has also been mentioned and featured in various media outlets, including Channel News Asia, RICE Media, Eco-Business, Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Hotelier Middle East, Abu Dhabi Media and MoneyFM 89.3 (Eco Money) amongst others.


Accounting & Business Show Asia 2024 - Day 2 @ 16:05

Panel: ESG in finance: How the leadership role of the CFO is growing

last published: 21/Jun/24 10:35 GMT

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