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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Renard Siew is on the Board of Advisor to the Centre for Governance & Political Studies (CENT-GPS) where he is responsible for advancing the organisation’s work in the field of climate change and sustainability.

He is the Founder of Accelerating Climate Action and has served as Co-Chair of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee under the Global Young Academy and UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action. In 2020, he was appointed an SDG Champion-Climate Action by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of the WEF Expert Network Group on sustainability and serves on the WEF Global Future Council on SDG Investment. He was accepted into the Forbes Fellowship Programme in 2018 and attended the inaugural UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019. He has also lectured and been appointed Industry Advisor for various universities.

Prior to this, he was involved in the implementation of the sustainability agenda for a number of public-listed corporations (Sime Darby, CIMB) and was a postdoctoral fellow & researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) contributing thought leadership in: sustainability/ integrated reporting, ESG integration, socially responsible investment (across different asset classes: equities, infrastructure and property/real estate), climate change and sustainable construction for the building/infrastructure sector. Renard is a graduate of UNSW, CISL (Postgraduate in Sustainable Value Chains) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2013, he was selected as one of 15 scholars to attend the PhD Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). He has published in many international refereed journals. In 2014, he won a Highly Commended Paper award by the Emerald Literati Network and was inducted into the prestigious Global Young Academy as recognition of his research impact.

He was the recipient of the Yayasan Sime Darby Scholarship, Alasdair Ross Goobey (ARG) Hermes Scholarship by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), The Equity Initiative (Atlantic Fellows), Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Prize among others. For his work in sustainability, he was named one of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders by Asia Society, a Young Leader by the World Cities Summit, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians and was a 2019 Generation Tatler honouree.

Professionally, he has served as a working group member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and is a Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SuRe) Stakeholder Council member.

Board of Advisor to the Centre for Governance & Political Studies