In the ever-changing global environment, it is the duty of individuals and companies alike to protect Mother Earth. I’ve seen an increasing number of conversations among thought-leaders revolving around sustainability and green initiatives. It is no different here at Marina Bay Sands, with our global Sands Eco 360° program.
In conjunction with Sands Eco 360°, Marina Bay Sands hosted Sir Richard Branson, one of Forbes 2012 list of billionaires, the Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group of companies and the Carbon War Room. As a gateway to Asia, Singapore was chosen as the location for the inaugural Creating Climate Wealth Workshops Summit held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Topics pertaining to climate change and the economic opportunity for businesses to ‘do good’ were raised by Sir Richard Branson and a panel, which included George Tanasijevich, President and CEO of Marina Bay Sands, Peter Boyd [CEO] and Jose Maria Figueres [President] of Carbon War Room. Members of the media were present at the press conference held at the Sands SkyPark. Read more at Sir Richard Branson’s blog.
Marina Bay Sands has become the first event and conference venue outside the US to be certified under a new international sustainability standard in the MICE space. Earlier this year, we launched our Sands Eco 360° Meetings Program to provide environmentally preferable choices and options to meeting planners and clients.
In addition, Marina Bay Sands will continue to honour our commitment to our “I Will If You Will” WWF Earth Hour Pledge by turning off all non-essential façade lights and outdoor lighting for one hour each month for a year. I am proud to be part of a company that is committed to protect our environment with our long-term sustainability initiatives.